CHIANG RAI, 24 May 2019: Yunnan packed to the gills annually with domestic tourists has little incentive or even inclination to roll out the welcome mat for more international visitors. The Chinese province is already the...
BANGKOK, 22 May 2019:  There’s been a marked shift in the content fed into the upcoming Thailand Travel Mart this year with “a TTM Talk session taking the lead-time on the opening day of the trade show.
CHIANG RAI, 7 May 2019: Two months into a smog crisis that first made headlines 1 March, there are still no signs that Thailand’s far north province will inhale clean air any time soon.
CHIANG RAI, 25 April 2019: I received a call last night from a tour operator who had a couple of days of downtime between a busy schedule attending travel conferences. Fresh from events in China he...
CHIANG RAI, 10 April 2019 Guest Column*: While it is, of course, each government’s sovereign right to decree and revise its Penal Code as they see fit, it is equally the travel consumers’ right to avoid destinations...
CHIANG RAI, 2 April 2019: On Sunday, we almost packed an overnight case and headed for the airport to escape the thick debilitating smog that hangs over the this far north province. Our pet beagle gave...
CHIANG RAI, 26 March 2019:  When Chiang Rai’s governor Prajon Prachsakul endorses a proposal to develop a tour linking Thailand, Laos and Myanmar in a single day he has our attention. But it might not always be for the...
CHIANG RAI, 19 March 2019: Air and water pollution, two subjects that can deliver a negative outcome for the economy and tourism, are in the news this week. Bangkok Airways announced for the second time...
CHIANG RAI, 15 March 2019: A Supreme Administrative Court ruling opens the way for Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Conservation to limit tourist and dive visits to the Similan Islands in the Andaman Sea. 
CHIANG RAI, 8 March 2019: Among the collection of silly travel words, ‘Bleisure’ and ‘Glamping’ must be the worst examples of an industry scraping the barrel for gimmicky descriptions. But to its credit ‘Bleisure’ has found...