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...
BANGKOK, 18 March 2015: Soccer. Also known as football to many Europeans, although to an American of course this refers to an entirely different ball game. Soccer is a universal sport, beloved of millions around the globe. Whether as...

Faff at Fuji

BANGKOK, 11 March 2015: Mum came over for Xmas as usual and once again we found ourselves faced with the inevitable dilemma of where to feed her. When she first started visiting she would come armed with notebooks jammed...
NAY PYI TAW, 6 February 2015: It’s a crisp cool dawn, perfect weather for a sortie around Nay Pyi Taw’s brand new airport. They say the early bird catches the worm, but one particular bird flying from its nest...
BANGKOK, 15 January 2015: A Bangkok walking tour, not exactly my cup of tea, or so I thought, when Khiri Travel invited me to test walk their latest tour creation in the Big Chili. It was an early start, too,...
BANGKOK, 12 January 2015: It’s a non-starter. Fancy asking low-cost airlines to raise their fares to prevent them stealing business from the Thailand’s long-haul buses? Well, Thailand’s Minister of Transport did just that last week and he was just days...