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Thailand’s Hotel industry is bleeding to death - demand government action

With no end in sight to the stifling government imposed travel restrictions, businesses large and small are haemorrhaging and struggling to survive. Hotel operators are pleading with the government to reopen the country and launch measures soon to help their businesses.
Fri, 11/20/2020 - 08:36

Thailand travel restrictions and health and safety - what can we expect next?

Whilst Thailand today is considered safer, with no new local infections for the past 4 weeks – what about the rest of the world?
Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:05

Getting Thailand back on it’s feet - an interview with David Barrett

As we begin to recover, we are presented with an opportunity to reset Thailand’s tourism model and build a better future.
Mon, 06/29/2020 - 05:59

Thailand’s international flights may not restart until September

None of the airlines expressed interest in resuming their international flights by next month.
Mon, 06/22/2020 - 02:00

DMC‘s request for Thai Government plan for reviving int’l tourism gets Skål Bangkok support

The Thai arm of Diethelm Travel Group is calling on the government in Bangkok for a plan to revive inbound tourism following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mon, 06/15/2020 - 09:00

Covid-19 & Good Hygiene Practice - Online training course developed for Thailand

The online course, delivered in Thai, can be tailored to include each property or brands SOP’s and will cover all aspects of good hygiene practice in a post-COVID environment.
Thu, 06/04/2020 - 02:12

Government sends Thai Airways to bankruptcy court

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announces the cabinet's decision that Thai Airways International will file for bankruptcy, at Government House in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Wed, 05/20/2020 - 13:29

Thai Airways faces ‘life or death’ with less support

Loss-making Thai Airways International must submit a rehabilitation plan by the end of the month if it wants the government to consider a rescue package.
Mon, 05/18/2020 - 07:13

Hotels in Asia increasingly worried as debts mount

Jones Lang LaSalle reports from Thailand that hotels across the region are under extreme financial stress as they face operating with reduced occupancies for the foreseeable future.
Mon, 05/18/2020 - 02:06

The Skål Club of Bali donates one tonne of rice every month to needy causes

The Board has agreed to re-allocate all costs associated with Skål Congresses for 2020 that have been cancelled, to donate back to the community.
Mon, 05/11/2020 - 02:12

Industry veteran passes in Samui

Ken opened one of the first Italian restaurants (La Casa in Lamai) and later he was the General Manager at the Weekender Resort.
Mon, 05/11/2020 - 02:02

COVID-19: Communicating the best advice in the world

It is worth recording what we know about this pandemic for historical reasons and to look at a few questions that should be answered.
Wed, 04/08/2020 - 21:03

A practical guide to recovery post Covid-19

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has provided some leadership with recommendations calling for urgent government support.
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 11:11

2nd Asia Destination Film Forum

The Destination Film Festival incorporating the 2nd Mekong Mini Movie Festival featured short films promoting Asian destinations throughout the day-long Forum.
Fri, 01/31/2020 - 06:52

Freeland congratulates Chinese government for banning wildlife trade appeals for ban to be permanent

China is the world’s number one consumer of wildlife, with the United States in second place.
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 20:07