KUCHING, 11 August 2015: An estimated 20,000 music enthusiasts were entertained during the three-day Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) that closed last Sunday. Hosted at Sarawak Cultural Village a 45-minute drive from Kuching town, the event featured 24 world music...
BANGKOK, 10 August 2015: Khiri Travel achieved Travelife sustainable tour operator certification in Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam in June. What lessons did we learn in the process? Why should other tour operators try it? To what extent is it Europe...
BANGKOK, 9 July 2015: Last month’s Mekong Tourism Forum attracted at best 100 stakeholders from governments, NGOs and the private sector. In its hey-day the event would have attracted at least 200 to 250 delegates for the day and half...
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,...
SHANGHAI, 16 June 2015: When a technology savvy travel agent gets cheated by a taxi while visiting Shanghai, I wonder how the rest of us would survive in the bustling Chinese city. Probably the odds are stacked against us, leaving...
BANGKOK, 11 June 2015: Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has taken the bold step of so-called rebranding its adventure travel event to PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2015. The new event will be hosted in the Philippines this November. Whatever name given,...
BERLIN, 24 April 2015: If you had a choice,  having a Sweden passport would be the ultimate privilege, according to the latest GoEuro Ultimate Passport Ranking released last week. Lucky Swedes can travel to 174 nations without having to apply...
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...
Bangkok, 24 March 2015: The Thai government has launched yet another hotline, this time 1111, to receive complaints from foreigners visitors or residents in Thailand. The new help line is in addition to the existing 1155 Tourist Police Call Centre....
BANGKOK, 23 March 2015: Tea has long been regarded as an indispensable aid to reducing stress. “Have a nice cup of tea” is the universally understood precursor to a comforting ritual involving the brewing, pouring and serving of this...