People who rent out properties on Airbnb have earned an estimated US$150 million from some of the biggest sporting events around the world, according to new data released by the accommodation sharing platform. Forty-four percent of Airbnb hosts surveyed globally say they have hosted guests travelling for a sporting event, the company said.
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
People will be eagerly following the expected launch of the world’s first travel bubble later this month, which will enable people who test negative for Covid-19 to travel between Hong Kong and Singapore on designated flights without having to go through quarantine. If successful, the initiative could help pave the way for reopening travel and… Continue reading Building Safe Travel Bubbles
Setting up travel bubbles between low-risk countries without quarantine requirements is crucial to help the tourism industry, as there is pent-up demand for outbound trips, says the Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA). Suthiphong Pheunphiphop, the TTAA president, said if there is no rapid escalation of cases in Thailand or overseas, tourism sentiment could gradually improve… Continue reading Thai Travel Agents Association Urges Quarantine-Free Tourism
With more than 20 handcrafted burgers and sliders available at 14 restaurants and rooftop bars citywide, diners can discover new taste sensations throughout November Is there anything more satisfying than taking your first bite of a delicious burger? This tantalizing taste sensation awaits diners in Bangkok this November, as Marriott International’s expert chefs present a… Continue reading Celebrate The Joy of Burgers with Marriott Hotel in Bangkok
Thailand Tourism is hoping for a travel bubble with China as a New Year’s present for the tourism industry, planning to welcome them as the first group without a mandatory quarantine during Chinese New Year. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, The Tourism and Sports Ministry of Thailand will hold a meeting with the Chinese embassy to discuss the… Continue reading Thailand Tourism looks to China Tour Bubble
Thailand’s authorities have hit on a new idea to inspire tourists who are prepared to go through the quarantine arrangements. Plenty of rounds of golf! The Thai authorities were still scratching their heads about whether quarantine should be lessened from 14 days to ten. Many ministries were working on the dilemma and what to offer… Continue reading ‘Golf Quarantines’ New Idea To Promote Tourism by Thai Authorities