How will Thailand’s new tourism chapter be written?

Thailand's tourism history makes a dramatic tale of ups and downs. It is strong, having benefited from growth over the past five decades, but...

Appreciating Philippine tourism achievements through the work of TPB’s Susan del...

Even as Susan del Mundo recently retired after 40 years with the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), the learnings on destination marketing that she accumulated...

Sleepless in Asia: Destination developments keep chugging on

Some of these developments will help to push traveller traffic away from the usual popular haunts – so important in a safe-distanced, post-pandemic world – and into areas that can stand to benefit from some tourist income.

Difficult start for Thailand’s tourism reopening

Thailand has finally put the Phuket Sandbox into play, but hopes and reality seem to continue to be at odds. Two weeks on, Phuket's high...

Hey, who turned on the lights?: Defeating darkness with creativity

Travel and tourism players may be living in one of their darkest times in modern history, but these are also days of bright ideas that could forever change how people travel and appreciate destinations.

Hate matters: Anti-Asian Hate is influencing travel intentions

Unlike the AAPI community who has to face the problem at home, the Asian travelling community has a choice of where they want to holiday. And they will very likely pick somewhere safe and welcoming.

The people predicament: How will we retain talents whose faith is...

For an industry that often says its success depends on its people, losing good people to despair and other industries is worrying. On the bright side, this crisis could be a turning point for the travel, tourism and business events profession.

Delayed payments to hotels hosting OFWs woeful

Philippine hospitality, including hotels, are turning out to be one of the biggest casualties of the tourism lockdown the past nine months and counting....

Building back better

What is the future of travel? At this very moment last year, my vision of the future was one of abundant travel opportunities, made possible by convenient air services, some of which at affordable price points, that allow anyone to travel anytime.

Effecting change in travel purpose

There have been many predictions made at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic about how travel and tourism would return when borders reopen. The...

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