PHUKET, 15 August 2017: Phuket hoteliers have enough on their mind worrying about the massive increase in new hotels rooms just over the horizon, but there is more to fret about if you have a hotel on Patong Bay. Hoteliers...
BANGKOK, 4 August 2017: China has been making it easier to travel to and through the country without any cost since last year. But the message might not be getting through. UK’s Independent newspaper alerted UK travellers that they can...
BANGKOK, 3 August 2017: Passengers measuring leg room between airline seats is not a trendy habit in Asia, but apparently it’s a hot topic in the US. CNN reported the squeeze on the typical airline seat made it all the...
CHIANG RAI, 26 July 2017: CNN Travel readers listed seven* Thai dishes among Worlds 50 Best Foods in its latest Facebook poll that garnered 35,000 responses. Good news for Thai food fans. If that is not enough to underscore the...
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...

Exception to a rule

CHIANG RAI, 18 July 2017: I thought it was a pretty simple decision to make. I wouldn’t ride elephants. But that all changed when my grandson visited last month. “Grandpa,” he said just minutes after he exited Chiang Rai’s airport...
BANGKOK, 13 July 2017: A country’s tourism rises and falls on its reputation and also on what research identifies as its emotional connection, or how international travellers relate to and perceive a destination. Apparently Thailand has plenty in the positive...
BANGKOK, 4 July 2017: Whatever the PR spin, there is a sense of sadness knowing the iconic Dusit Thani Bangkok, will be torn down to make way for a new flagship hotel for its owning company Dusit International. Just over...
BANGKOK, 29 June 2017: Are airlines quietly denying travel agencies the oxygen of a competitive fare? Or perhaps they smothering their business partner quietly with a fluffy pillow, praying the old codger would breathe his last and be gone?...
BANGKOK, 27 June 2017: Asian airlines dominated Skytrax’s 2017 top 10 rankings of the World Airlines Awards taking six of the 10 leading slots. Qatar Airways took the top award, but Singapore Airlines was a close second, while Japan’s ANA...