SINGAPORE, 20 September 2019: Fires in the Amazon River region made headlines earlier this month spurring us to reflect on how we are destroying our planet and accelerating climate change.   This week the annual forest...
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...
CHIANG RAI, 11 January 2019: As we head off for the annual get together known as the ASEAN Tourism Forum, for a round of reunions with travel trade friends, it’s time to do a little homework on...
BANGKOK, 18 September 2020: A proposal to encourage long-stay visits and begin the process of opening Thailand to leisure travel passed its first hurdle with the Thai cabinet approving a “special tourist visa” 15 September.
SINGAPORE, 18 December 2019: This may come as a surprise to employees who notch up miles on corporate travel, but travel managers are not expected by their organisations to look into traveller well-being, a recent Amadeus report points out.
CHIANG RAI, 12 February 2018: The cliché message uttered by travel industry leaders goes something like “content is king.” But is it really king?  And just what kind of content are we talking about? This is the age of influencers...
MADRID, 21 August 2020: The cost of the restrictions on travel introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is evident for all to see says UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili in his latest message to global tourism stakeholders.
PHUKET, 5 July 2021: Around 300 foreigners arrived in Phuket on international flights on 1 July on the opening day of the island’s Sandbox pilot project and everyone one of them passed the first RT-PCR Covid-19 test with flying colours....
CHIANG RAI, 28 May 2018: Pressure is mounting on hotel chains to join campaigns that will reduce the use of plastic in the hospitality and tourism industry. The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office’s executive director, Jens Thraenhart, confirmed in his weekly...

Ministry peps up forecast

BANGKOK, 26 February 2018: It’s easy to be critical of Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports for limiting its communications to just the Thai language. It might even argue that its role does not extend to building global awareness, or...