Taste of monastic life

CHIANG RAI, 19 January 2016: Chiang Rai is beginning to make its mark as a destination where foreigners can gain an understanding of Thai Buddhist traditions and rituals. It’s a small start,  but it fits with a national policy to...
BANGKOK, 15 January 2016: Famed English Actor, Maureen Lipman, remarked that awards in the acting profession were "Prizes a bit like Piles – every bum gets one sooner or later”. It applies equally to the travel industry. Everybody likes to win,...
CHIANG RAI, 14 January 2016: Pacific Asia Travel Association has confirmed its line-up of speakers for the upcoming PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference, to be held in Chiang Rai 17 to 19 February. The three-day niche event will...

Down to earth airlines

BANGKOK, 4 January 2016: An About Travel.Com assessment of the most potentially dangerous airlines, worldwide, names Indonesia’s Lion Air as top offender. Ten of the best, or the worst, is a popular theme for blog and news sites, craving for...

To brand or not to brand

CHIANG RAI, 26 November 2015: Thailand’s adventure travel options will gain a boost early next year when the Pacific Asia Travel Association hosts an adventure travel mart in the far north town of Chiang Rai. While the PATA event will...
SINGAPORE, 22 October 2015: ITB Asia opened its doors Wednesday at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The three-day event kicked-off with high-power keynote panels and conference sessions, but criticism on the exhibition floor focused...
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...
NEW DELHI, 23 September 2015: The Indian outbound market has maintained an upward curve in bookings at around 9% with 14 million departures, despite depreciation of the rupee against the US dollar, a recent Farfest Media assessment indicates. A robust...
BANGKOK, 18 August 2015: It is very unlikely that answers will emerge on the identity of the bombers who killed 22 people and injured another 120 at Bangkok’s iconic Erawan Shrine, Monday. Piecing together the scraps of evidence left in...
KUCHING, 13 August 2015: African music made the long trip to the Rainforest World Music Festival enchanting an audience of around 6,500 people, nightly, on the festival’s centre stage last weekend. This year’s festival had a billing of 24 bands...