Tour East’s Global Sales Conference 2019

PLANNING FOR 2019 & BEYOND Tour East (full-service destination management company operating exclusively B2B from 18 countries across the Asia Pacific region) conducted its 3rd annual global inbound (GIB) conference between 09-11th January 2019 at the Holiday Inn Silom Bangkok.  This was the group’s 1st time for holding this large-scale event outside of Singapore, and Thailand was the chosen venue. The annual GIB conference is an important 3 day

The biggest & best market in Bangkok?

CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET Looking for some retail therapy in Bangkok? Then a visit to the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market should be top of your list. Regarded as the largest market in Thailand (also known as JJ Market), it has more than 15,000 stalls, spread across 35 acres and divided into 26 sections, which range from clothing, food, art, homeware, antiques ....and much more.

Ever considered a trip to Krabi?

DEEVANA PLAZA KRABI AONANG ...A  GREAT PLACE TO STAY The 4* Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang offers chic accommodation in contemporary low-rise buildings, located a short distance to Aonang Beach and Noppharat Thara Beach. With 213 stylish rooms and suites, each with a private balcony, guests can enjoy the resort’s excellent facilities and benefit from gracious and personalized service from the welcoming team. The

TTM + Thailand 2018 & The ‘Big Match’

TTM+ & THE AMAZING THAILAND FOOTBALL MATCH 2018 The Tourism Authority of Thailand, in conjunction with the Thai tourism industry had the honour of being the host of the largest B2B event ‘Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion’ (TTM+ 2018).  This prestigious travel trade event was held on 13-15 June 2018  at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club (Pattaya), which is the

The Danger Of Mass Tourism

DESTINATIONS IN ASIA ARE STRUGGLING TO COPE WITH THE HEAVY ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL CHALLENGES OF CHINESE ARRIVALS Over recent months there have been many articles written about the long-term damage caused by the mass influx of Chinese tourists to Asia. The following articles are just some examples of the concerns facing countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam. Article 1 – TTG

International Animal Rescue….A Worthy Cause

SAVING ANIMALS FROM SUFFERING AROUND THE WORLD Supporting rewarding causes that you care about, not only benefits the charities, but it can be deeply rewarding for you too. Many people give to charities to support a cause that they believe in, as well as, for the positive effect it can have on their own lives. However big or small a charity may be, supporting a charitable organization should be something

Environmental Issues – Please share!

A STRONG MESSAGE FROM THE TRADE Today we received this powerful message from Adrian Pointer @ Southall Travel and we feel it's worth sharing with you all..... 'Please forgive me for writing this but I have been wanting to do this for a long time. The e-mail is not being sent to anyone in particular, so please accept this in the way that it

‘Year of the Dog’ 2018

THE YEAR OF THE DOG Chinese New Year celebrations, also known as the Spring Festival, start on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. The festival lasts for about 23 days, ending on the 15th day of the first lunar month in the following year in the Chinese calendar. In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal, according to the 12-year cycle. 2018 is

ITB Berlin 2018 – Travel Trade Show

THE WORLD'S LEADING TRAVEL TRADE SHOW (7TH - 9TH MARCH 2018) Yes - it's that time again!  Trade show time in Berlin!  Let's hope there is no repeat of the baggage handler strike this time round, as 2017 was badly affected by major issues at Schoenefeld Airport. Despite all, Select Representation will once again be attending ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse) in Berlin between

The Passage Samui Joins Select Representation

THE PASSAGE SAMUI VILLAS & RESORT - NEW FROM 01JAN18 Select Representation is delighted to welcome The Passage Samui Villas & Resort to the family.  Escape to this exotic natural hideaway beach resort located on tranquil Laem Yai Beach in Koh Samui. Just 30 minutes from Samui International Airport, this upscale boutique resort overlooks a beautiful national marine park, with nearby snorkelling, kayaking, biking

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