BANGKOK, 30 July 2019: Amadeus warns travel companies to get up to speed on duty-of-care as travellers recognise they are now in the driving seat. In her latest blog to business travel firms, Amadeus global head...
SINGAPORE, 23 July 2019:  In the bay, a cruise ship at anchor overshadows the skyline as passengers transfer to tenders for the short sail to Komodo Island. Within the hour, around 1,000 passengers will transfer...
SINGAPORE, 18 July 2019: They are usually on first-name terms by the time the tour ends, and it is not uncommon for guides and guests to enjoy long-lasting friendships. Understandably so, tour guides...
SINGAPORE, 10 July 2019: Within a day of the UNESCO announcement recognising Bagan as a World Heritage Site, the clamour to cash in began in earnest. Bangkok Airways was first off the chock according to...
CHIANG RAI, 3 July 2019: I have never thought of elephants as pets, and I doubt the BBC has either when it footnotes the news with the observation “the elephant in the room.” Usually,...
CHIANG RAI, 24 June 2019: Thai AirAsia’s direct flight between Singapore and Chiang Rai doesn’t look like a survivor.  Launched earlier this year with very little fuss or fanfare, the Singapore- Chiang Rai route was...
CHIANG MAI, 18 June 2019: I am looking at a press release from the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau on progress made delivering an ASEAN standard to govern MICE venue quality across the region.
CHIANG RAI, 10 June 2019: Buzz phrase “Flight shame” gained a passing mention on the sidelines of the International Air Transport Association’s annual general meeting held in Seoul earlier this month. But we...
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, 29 May 2019: Within six months Thailand is promising to introduce a travel tax that will fund accident insurance and finance restoration of tourist attractions and the environment.  Sounds good. A talking topic for years, this...