NEW DELHI, 23 September 2015: The Indian outbound market has maintained an upward curve in bookings at around 9% with 14 million departures, despite depreciation of the rupee against the US dollar, a recent Farfest Media assessment indicates. A robust...
BANGKOK, 18 August 2015: It is very unlikely that answers will emerge on the identity of the bombers who killed 22 people and injured another 120 at Bangkok’s iconic Erawan Shrine, Monday. Piecing together the scraps of evidence left in...
KUCHING, 13 August 2015: African music made the long trip to the Rainforest World Music Festival enchanting an audience of around 6,500 people, nightly, on the festival’s centre stage last weekend. This year’s festival had a billing of 24 bands...
KUCHING, 11 August 2015: An estimated 20,000 music enthusiasts were entertained during the three-day Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) that closed last Sunday. Hosted at Sarawak Cultural Village a 45-minute drive from Kuching town, the event featured 24 world music...
BANGKOK, 10 August 2015: Khiri Travel achieved Travelife sustainable tour operator certification in Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam in June. What lessons did we learn in the process? Why should other tour operators try it? To what extent is it Europe...
BANGKOK, 9 July 2015: Last month’s Mekong Tourism Forum attracted at best 100 stakeholders from governments, NGOs and the private sector. In its hey-day the event would have attracted at least 200 to 250 delegates for the day and half...
BANGKOK, 7 July 2015: Cab drivers in Kuala Lumpur are the worst in the world, but Bangkok is not far behind in third place, while Rome stands in between on the podium of infamy. The appraisal was released, 2 July,...
SHANGHAI, 16 June 2015: When a technology savvy travel agent gets cheated by a taxi while visiting Shanghai, I wonder how the rest of us would survive in the bustling Chinese city. Probably the odds are stacked against us, leaving...
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...