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Exo Travel celebrates 25 years

Exo Travel recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a company party at the Grand West Sands Hotel in Phuket.

TTG Opinion

Giving Pattaya a second chance

Pattaya’s historical baggage should not be a life sentence. The much-maligned city has shown determination in wanting to rise from the shadows of its unsavoury past...

Something to Think About

“Our kingdom is open to every possible shade under the rainbow.”

– said Srisuda Wanapinyosak, deputy governor of Europe, Middle East, Asia and the America’s Marketing Group, Tourism Authority of Thailand, on the active marketing stance the NTO will take to woo the LGBT niche market under its ‘Open to the New Shades’ campaign.

Newsmaker

Virtuoso CEO: What makes travel agents priceless?

Virtuoso, a global network of travel designers, has existed for more than 30 years – way before the Internet forced travel agents to stop acting as order takers and start being real advisors. Founder Matthew Upchurch never stops exhorting that message to agents. The CEO of Virtuoso talks about how to get more Asian travel experts into its fold.

Appointments

Future Gen

From tourist to food tour boss

Whether it’s offering durians or ‘chopeing’ seats in hawker centres, Wok ‘n’ Stroll’s founder and CEO Karni Tomer, a finalist in Best Customer Service for Tourist Guiding in Singapore Tourism Awards 2018, tells Pamela Chow how she leaves a lasting impression on clients