Will Vaccine Passports, Tests Save Tourism?

Getting a ‘digital yellow card’ – an officially issued document that can be used as proof of vaccination could be added to the list of these new practises. There are several technology companies that have developed mobile applications for individuals to upload their health information that included things like Covid-19 test results and vaccination history. […]

Flexible Design Trends for the Next Pandemic Should Re-shape Hotels

Biophilic Design is a design strategy that produces healthier and more positive environments through the integration of nature and natural materials. Covid-19 was not a Black Swan event, it was more of a Black Elephant. Following SARS (2002) and MERS (2012), in 2020 we experienced Covid-19 on a global scale. As these events are occurring […]

Thailand: Partnering with Australia to develop world-class hospitality skills

By H.E. Mr. Paul Robilliard, the Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand As the second largest economy in ASEAN, Thailand is moving ahead in its aim to develop higher-value and knowledge-based industries. Central to its plans are polices that will transition its manufacturing and services sectors to become more high-tech and innovative, in line […]

How to Create a High-End Tourist Market

By Atakawee Choosang, Associate Director – Head of CBRE Hotels, Thailand As a hospitality capital of Asia, Thailand has an ever-increasing supply of new hotels competing with the latest chic designs to draw in high-end tourists.  But is supply driven demand enough to create a market that will entice high end customers?  While the foundational tenets […]

MICE and Major Events competitiveness compared to other emerging / growing SEA nations

By Mr. Michal Zitek, Area General Manager at Angsana Laguna Phuket When it comes to meetings, conferences, incentive and events (MICE), few locations are as ideal as Thailand, thanks to its strategic location with easy access via air, land and sea, a wealth of accommodation options, and a wide range of natural and cultural attractions that can […]

Beauty that delivers on the bottom line

By Hospitality Head  of Design, dwp| design worldwide partnership  How can we create memorable experiences that also creates profit for hotel owners? In the Instagram era, it doesn’t matter whether your hotel is five-star or frugal – guests expect it to look good. But beauty without business performance is just artistic showboating, says dwp’s Hospitality Lead, […]

Design Destinations

By dwp| design worldwide partnership Research indicates that today’s inbound traveler to Thailand and South East Asia, with wallets of every size, are more independent, more hungry and more ready than ever before for a true taste of local culture. SLOW travel is at the forefront of the insta-generations travel expectations: local experiences, local people and […]

Responsible tourism

By Kanlaya Mathyakom, Founder at Pickaboo co., Ltd While the application of Artificial Intelligent and the blockchain in travel business were amongst the sizzling hot topics at the recent Pacific Asia Travel Association June 2018 in Gueng Nueng Korea, I find that one of the most important messages, was from former UN secretary Baan Ki Moon’s “Build […]

Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference returns to Bangkok, Thailand

Source: Questex Hospitality + Travel Questex Hospitality Group, a powerhouse international conference producer, will stage the much anticipated return of Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (APHIC), on 4-6 Jun 2018. The three-day event will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok, Thailand. Set in one of Asia Pacific’s key tourism gateway, APHIC provides hotel investors, […]