BANGKOK, 18 March 2016: The sensitive issue of whether young children, who lack a valid visa to stay in Thailand, should be banned from future visits gained an airing through a Line group earlier this week. Under new rules, due...
CHIANG RAI, 24 February 2016: Adventure travel is a key component for Southeast Asian nations if they are to spread the benefits of tourism to secondary destinations. That was the core message for 278 adventure travel experts from 34 countries...

Udon Thani image tarnished

UDON THANI, 15 February 2016: Overall visitor safety should be questioned in Udon Thani after police arrested five youths for allegedly robbing and assaulting two foreign tourists in the town’s main park last Wednesday. Udon Thani is a popular city...

Dolls: Fly Thai Smile

BANGKOK, 29 January 2016: Seats that should be sold to genuine passengers travelling with Thai Smile are being sold to the owner’s of life-like dolls who insist on taking them on flights. Thai Smile crew serve snacks to the dolls and...

Taste of monastic life

CHIANG RAI, 19 January 2016: Chiang Rai is beginning to make its mark as a destination where foreigners can gain an understanding of Thai Buddhist traditions and rituals. It’s a small start,  but it fits with a national policy to...
BANGKOK, 15 January 2016: Famed English Actor, Maureen Lipman, remarked that awards in the acting profession were "Prizes a bit like Piles – every bum gets one sooner or later”. It applies equally to the travel industry. Everybody likes to win,...
CHIANG RAI, 14 January 2016: Pacific Asia Travel Association has confirmed its line-up of speakers for the upcoming PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference, to be held in Chiang Rai 17 to 19 February. The three-day niche event will...

Down to earth airlines

BANGKOK, 4 January 2016: An About Travel.Com assessment of the most potentially dangerous airlines, worldwide, names Indonesia’s Lion Air as top offender. Ten of the best, or the worst, is a popular theme for blog and news sites, craving for...

To brand or not to brand

CHIANG RAI, 26 November 2015: Thailand’s adventure travel options will gain a boost early next year when the Pacific Asia Travel Association hosts an adventure travel mart in the far north town of Chiang Rai. While the PATA event will...
SINGAPORE, 22 October 2015: ITB Asia opened its doors Wednesday at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The three-day event kicked-off with high-power keynote panels and conference sessions, but criticism on the exhibition floor focused...