BANGKOK, 23 June 2017: At about the same time as Otto Warmbier was shipped out of North Korea in a coma on a flight home to the US, UNWTO secretary general, Taleb Rifai, was preaching the good news that...
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...
BANGKOK, 12 July 2017: Achieving balance in Mekong Region tourism was the underlying theme of keynote addresses and discussions at breakout sessions during the 20th Mekong Tourism Forum held last week in the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang...
BANGKOK, 5 June 2017: June is a reminder that Asia’s travel trade scene is packed with events that will change how you do business, talk fests that entertain and a smattering of the old fashioned travel shows that motor...
BANGKOK, 22 May 2017: There is food for thought in the latest KSC report on China’s outbound travel market to Thailand. The bank’s think-tank forecasts full recovery later this year in a market that has suffered decline. Hotels should be...
MYANMAR, 19 May 2017: Posh and poor cats are among the top tourist attractions on Inle Lake. At the top end of the social ladder, pretentious purebreds lap up a life of luxury at Inle Heritage Foundation. At the other...
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, 15 May 2017: Myanmar’s e-Visa is changing the country’s travel landscape and opening alternative tourist routes linked to Thailand’s far north. The e-Visa is convenient, easy on the wallet and once you are online applying for it you...
BANGKOK, 15 May 2017: The monthly Association of Thai Travel Agents data on travellers booked with its member companies should sound a warning to travel agency owners that all is not well with their business model. Declines are showing up...
BANGKOK, 8 May 2017: Perhaps it was a storm in a teacup, but social media pundits were having a go last week at Western tourists who travel Thailand without dipping into their own wallets. It’s almost a competition to...