Thailand’s success in containing Covid-19 has come at a price: huge losses of income from foreign visitors. To lure overseas visitors and give the tourism industry a shot in the arm, the government introduced a special tourist visa (STV) scheme and recently approved a guideline for foreign tourists and crews of foreign super-yachts looking to… Continue reading Phuket, Thailand Applies to Reopen for Super Yachts
Cape & Kantary Hotels welcome travellers to enjoy their trips and stay safely with us via the “Rao Tiew Duay Gun” Campaign. You will receive a 40% discount on hotel accommodation (not exceeding THB 3,000) per room per night at our 15 luxurious properties across Thailand with special room rates starting from THB 1,200 net… Continue reading Cape & Kantary Hotels Extends Happiness Deal with ‘Rao Tiew Duay Gun’
In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” the kingdom of Prince Prospero has been hit by a terrible plague. After the Red Death has killed half the population, Prospero summons “a thousand hale and lighthearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court” to a secluded abbey, well-provisioned with resources… Continue reading Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.
Thailand’s hospitality industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and serviced apartments in Bangkok are no exception. However, a recent study by the property consultancy JLL shows serviced apartments have generally fared better than hotels in current and past times of distress. JLL expects the pandemic to boost the growing trend towards a… Continue reading Bangkok Serviced Apartments Generally Fared better than Hotels
Rosewood Phuket has opened its doors to guests once again with a special celebratory offer: Those who book two consecutive nights at Rosewood Phuket before December 19 will receive a complimentary one night stay at Rosewood Bangkok that can be redeemed up to December 30, 2020. During their Rosewood Phuket getaway, guests will also receive… Continue reading Rosewood Phuket Hotels & Resorts Re-Opens
Bangkok’s location leaves it liable to floods that affect more of us each rainy season and raise questions about its future. Will the city stay above water and how else might it change?
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
Foreigners who wish to apply for a Single Entry Tourist Visa (SETV) to Thailand are now required to provide 6 months worth of bank statements showing a bank balance of at least 500,000 THB. The jaw dropping new financial requirement has been confirmed on the websites of several Thai embassies around the world.
The sharing economy is here to stay. We now live a world where Airbnb hosts more rooms in more global destinations than any major hotel chain, and Uber is competing with Google to produce the first self-driving taxi. But in the craze over collaborative consumption, when does “smart” sharing cross the line into “oversharing”?
Remote working isn’t going away. Pre-pandemic, it was a growing trend, with remote employees making up anywhere from 5.3% (those who typically work from home) to nearly two-thirds (those who work remotely some of the time) of the US workforce. Now, following global lockdowns and the biggest work from home experiment in history, remote working… Continue reading Choose the right style of ‘Remote Working’ for you