CHIANG RAI, 25 July 2017: An art exhibition by 26 female artists living in this far-north Thai province, underscores efforts to brand Chiang Rai as a “City of Art.” The ‘In Her Eyes’ exhibition opened last Saturday at the town’s...
BANGKOK, 16 May 2017: They make it look so easy, but the most difficult feats look that way whenever the well practiced demonstrate precision skills. Up front on the still surface of an Inle Lake channel, skirted by floating gardens,...
CHIANG RAI, 10 May 2021: We are all longing for the day when AirAsia's popular 2001 tagline "Now everyone can fly", once more inspires us to book travel at prices we can all afford.
LUANG PRABANG, 14 June 2017: "We shouldn’t repeat the mistakes of others, I am not happy with tourism development and be careful what you wish for," were some of the cryptic comments of panelists at last week's Mekong Tourism...

Marvel not over Marvie

SINGAPORE, 1 August 2018:  Scoot has introduced a transactional chatbot, named Marvie that is supposed to have us in awe. It doesn’t by its own account if you take its pick-up rate on customer performance since its first week of...
BANGKOK, 27 May 2020: Popular Thailand travel blogger Richard Barrow says his gut feeling suggests the country’s ban on international flights could be extended when it expires at the end of June. Fielding questions...
CHIANG RAI, 21 November 2018: We all like to think our friendly travel agent still has a future with a little help from technology. Disruptive technology is not the travel agency’s worst enemy. In reality it’s a friend that can...
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...
SHANGHAI, 2 April 2020: The international outbreak of Covid-19 has been met with encouraging support from many countries, but unfortunately, xenophobia and anti-global tendencies have also become more apparent than ever, says Trip.com chairman and economist, James Liang.
BANGKOK, 19 October 2017: Does tourism promotion have any role in resolving complex religious, political, socio-economic challenges such as currently being experienced by the Rohingya people and the Myanmar authorities? Can tourism provide solutions for the long-term settlement of hundreds...