SINGAPORE, 12 November 2020: Like many of the days that have changed history, 09 November 2020 is a day that I will never forget. The announcement that drug manufacturers Pfizer /BioNTech are inching tangibly closer to a confirmed, effective vaccination...
CHIANG RAI, 16 October 2020: Travel is the stuff of dreams, but since Covid-19 raised its ugly head last December it quickly turned into a nightmare for those who rely on tourism to pay their weekly bills.
SINGAPORE, 7 October 2020: Forecasting the shape and recovery of the travel industry is almost impossible, but a new report, The Travel Consultant of Tomorrow, shows that 50% of business leaders in the travel industry regard people as the most...
BANGKOK, 30 September 2020: Thailand has extended the amnesty on visa renewals until the 31 October, local media reported on Monday, a move that takes the heat off thousands of foreigners stranded in Thailand. The extension...
BANGKOK, 28 September 2020: In Thailand, the tourism sector supported almost 20% of the national GDP last year, but the recovery could take four years to reach 2019 levels. In the Oxford Economics’...
BANGKOK, 18 September 2020: A proposal to encourage long-stay visits and begin the process of opening Thailand to leisure travel passed its first hurdle with the Thai cabinet approving a “special tourist visa” 15 September.
BANGKOK, 27 August 2020: If national borders continue to remain closed governments must jump in with financial subsidies according to Horwath HTL global head of travel advisory, Sinisa Topalovic. Addressing the Destination Mekong Summit Tuesday, Topalovic didn't...
CHIANG RAI, 24 August 2020: Covid-19 has changed the way we live and work dramatically, and travel may never return to what we were accustomed to for years to come, even when an effective vaccine becomes available...
MADRID, 21 August 2020: The cost of the restrictions on travel introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is evident for all to see says UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili in his latest message to global tourism stakeholders.
BANGKOK, 19 August 2020: The crucial question facing tour operators as they battle the financial fall-out from Covid-19 is to what extent do they accept the losses, explains Diethelm Travel’s CEO Stephen Roamer. He heads one...