Tachilek on an e-Visa

CHIANG RAI, 17 January 2017: Travel to the Mekong Region is often called the ‘last frontier,” but with a littler effort the frontier hassles can be rolled back for the determined traveller. A phrase coined to conjure up the mystique...
CHIANG RAI, 10 October 2017: I always thought I got the best beach deal on a room when in the early 1970s I stayed in an A-Frame wooden “villa” with a rickety balcony and a view of the entire...
YANGON, 21 September 2017: Myanmar Tourism Marketing has made repeated impassioned pleas for tourists to continue visiting the country. Nothing wrong with that, MTM is the official body that promotes the country’s tourism on behalf of its stakeholders. Membership is made...

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...
CHIANG RAI, 15 January 2018: Three universities and a tourism office in far north Thailand are leading a mission to brand tourism and build cooperation with neighbouring countries. Chiang Rai’s provincial tourism office is funding the series of seminars, while...
CHIANG RAI 15 August 2017: Thai Lion Air took off from Chiang Rai's airport, 10 August, to establish its first international flight from this far-north town to Changsha in China. The  Chiang Rai-Changsha flight means Chiang Rai has  four international routes serving destinations...
BANGKOK, Thailand, 18 January 2018 – Dinner In The Sky dangling in a platform hoisted high by a cablestays made its official debut earlier this month. The bizarre way to dine attracted VIPs for what was called an inaugural flight. The organisers...

Bare-bones travel

BANGKOK, 4 September 2017:  Current flights and fare trending in Europe and North America will generally end up being adopted in Asia some time soon. An example of the so-called bare-bones flying experience was highlighted by the Los Angeles Times...
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...
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,...