BANGKOK, 7 July 2015: Cab drivers in Kuala Lumpur are the worst in the world, but Bangkok is not far behind in third place, while Rome stands in between on the podium of infamy. The appraisal was released, 2 July,...
SIHANOUKVILLE, 13 July 2016: The jury maybe out on the relevance of the Mekong Tourism Forum as far as day-to-day tourism is concerned, but the 200-strong turnout at last week’s forum indicated this annual event remains a popular platform...
BANGKOK, 10 April 2017: India might be a giant in the outbound travel stakes capable of  challenging even China in the long-run, but it is often classed as an under achiever in the lucrative inbound travel market. That is likely...
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...

Marvel not over Marvie

SINGAPORE, 1 August 2018:  Scoot has introduced a transactional chatbot, named Marvie that is supposed to have us in awe. It doesn’t by its own account if you take its pick-up rate on customer performance since its first week of...
SINGAPORE, 24 February 2017: Sabre Corporation and Egencia, the business travel company of Expedia, released, Thursday, analysis and recommendations on ways companies can support their road warrior employees while travelling. The joint whitepaper titled, “The Year of the Business Traveller:...
LUANG PRABANG, 14 June 2017: "We shouldn’t repeat the mistakes of others, I am not happy with tourism development and be careful what you wish for," were some of the cryptic comments of panelists at last week's Mekong Tourism...
BANGKOK, 17 April 2015: More than 700,000 Songkran travellers made it safely home after the marathon holiday that left 364 dead and 3,559 people injured over a week that the media dubs “seven deadly days.” Deputy Transport Minister, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, was...
SINGAPORE, 21 October 2015: Not convinced that Bleisure is a real travel segment that travel executives can tap, we asked Singapore Tourist Board, which is highlighting the segment in its latest marketing efforts, to connect the dots. Just who...
CHIANG RAI, 17 August 2018: Safety and stability are key factors that help to rank the liveability of a city, or destination, according to the latest Economic Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index 2018. Vienna in Austria for the first time...