SINGAPORE, 6 August 2020: I have to admit when Trip.com emailed me a press release, last week, saying it had recently sold more than 12,000 room nights for Singapore I hesitated. Who wants to be a laughing stock? 
CHIANG RAI, 4 August 2020: If talk could cure Covid-19 we would all be sunning ourselves at our favourite beach resorts without a care in the world. Instead, we are struggling with simple, practical matters such as...
CHIANG RAI, 9 July 2020: Covid-19 experts love to tell us what we can expect "going forward". They reassure us that they know precisely how the Covid-19 story ends. Some jump on the...
CHIANG RAI, 3 July 2020: Nothing beats a good natter over a meal, with friends, sipping wine or quaffing beer. If you can throw in some networking into the mix, the recipe is perfect. One...
CHIANG RAI, 2 July 2020: It used to take a fire alarm to clear an airport concourse. Today even a muffled sneeze will do the trick. Just mimicking the pre-sneeze spasm will cause a...
CHIANG RAI, 1 July 2020: I often wonder when will ASEAN nations speak with a single voice to resolve a regional crisis that requires a single-minded commitment and teamwork? Like the European Union, ASEAN's 10-member...
BANGKOK, 30 June 2020:  Right at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic I was absolutely sure people would only travel again if they felt it was safe to do so in the new Covid-19 world, and when they have the...
PATTAYA, 29 June 2020:  Here's one mother of a memory lane excursion that dates back 20 years when I was the director of marketing and sales at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort in Pattaya.
BANGKOK: The wheels of Thailand’s tourism industry are slowly turning again as domestic travellers head for beach resorts close to the Thai capital. Weekends in Hua Hin hotels, for instance, are close to capacity (with some resorts...
CHIANG RAI, 10 June 2020: In just a couple more days we will pass the five-month milestone counting from 13 January when the first Covid-19 case outside of China was confirmed in Thailand. Today,...