Building Smarter Next-Gen Utilities

Disruptive megatrends such as rapid urbanisation, climate change and volatile energy prices are transforming the utilities sector. The old centralised market is being dispersed, disrupted and digitised by agile new entrants, alternative energy sources and in-control customers. At the same time, spurred by advances in technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), ever-increasing amounts… Continue reading Building Smarter Next-Gen Utilities

Thailand Special Tourist Visa (STV) Provisions Prompt TAT Inquiries

The Thailand’s ‘Special Tourist Visa‘ (STV) scheme is starting to gain momentum as overseas offices under the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) report high interest from tour agents. After the cabinet approved the STV scheme last week, all TAT offices in Europe received a number of calls and emails asking for more details about the… Continue reading Thailand Special Tourist Visa (STV) Provisions Prompt TAT Inquiries

Berlin’s $7 Billion Airport Finally Opens in the Depths of a Crisis

Berlin’s new airport will finally welcome passengers after an eight-year delay, opening its doors just as fallout from the coronavirus hammers travel demand. The limestone floors have been polished smooth, the ticket counters buffed and shops stocked with wares as the Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport – known by its airport code BER – prepares… Continue reading Berlin’s $7 Billion Airport Finally Opens in the Depths of a Crisis

TAT Awaits Upsurge from European Travellers Next Year

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hopeful the European market will revive following the outbreak, with the first group of Scandinavians expected to arrive later this year. Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, TAT deputy governor for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, said prior to the pandemic, the number of tourism receipts from the European… Continue reading TAT Awaits Upsurge from European Travellers Next Year

New Marriott International feature points guests to ‘Remote Working’ with ‘Marriott Bonvoy’

Marriott International, Inc. has announced a new program to work anywhere with Marriott Bonvoy that meets consumers where they are in their lives – juggling working and schooling from home and seeking a little inspiration to break-up the monotony. Marriott Bonvoy’s new Day Pass, Stay Pass and Play Pass packages were designed as flexible options… Continue reading New Marriott International feature points guests to ‘Remote Working’ with ‘Marriott Bonvoy’