CHIANG MAI, 16 June 2016: When the 15th Thailand Travel Mart convened in Chiang Mai, last week, you could say it made history. Thailand’s premier travel trade show moved north after 14 years spent exclusively in Bangkok. In the late...

Dolls: Fly Thai Smile

BANGKOK, 29 January 2016: Seats that should be sold to genuine passengers travelling with Thai Smile are being sold to the owner’s of life-like dolls who insist on taking them on flights. Thai Smile crew serve snacks to the dolls and...
CHIANG RAI, 7 May 2019: Two months into a smog crisis that first made headlines 1 March, there are still no signs that Thailand’s far north province will inhale clean air any time soon.
CHIANG RAI, 20 December 2018: As the countdown to the New Year begins, it’s time to jot down a few pointers for the wish list, both big and small picture. After an almost last-ditch stand, weary climate negotiators limped across...
BANGKOK, 9 March 2018: Not a day goes by without the word sustainable rolling off the lips of a tourism leader keen to be seen as trending. The UNWTO secretary did just that in his message at the opening of...
SINGAPORE, 27 October 2016: Finland’s tourism leaders were busy at last week’s ITB Asia promoting the destination as the crossroads of the west and east. Finland was the signature country at the fair. They have a point, but if you...
PATTAYA, 7 June 2019: Thailand’s tourism has enjoyed an impressive 60-year innings that tells an incredible story of success measured against the benchmarks of arrivals and revenue. As the Tourism Authority of Thailand approaches its 60th anniversary...
BANGKOK, 15 February  2018: Thai Vietjet celebrated Valentine's Day by hugging its passengers on board flights soaring to destinations across Thailand. The 'Share Hugs' campaign was built around a video shoot at its home base Suvarnabhumi Airport, 10 February, as...
CHIANG RAI, 4 April 2018: Every year as the Songkran festival approaches, thoughts turn to road safety, or to be more precise the lack of it on Thailand’s highways. It’s a year-round problem with an average 66 people dying on...
BANGKOK, 5 June 2017: June is a reminder that Asia’s travel trade scene is packed with events that will change how you do business, talk fests that entertain and a smattering of the old fashioned travel shows that motor...