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  • LIFESTYLE

    Meaningful Journeys

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 24/05/2019

    » Tourism can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can generate profit for the economy while on the other it can exploit natural resources. This problem is all too relevant in Thailand but there are niche travel companies that offer unique experiences providing positive benefits to our culture. If you're bored of going to the typical Thai tourist spots and long to do things more than the average tourist, then look no further. Guru complied a list of travel companies making a difference in the country.

  • NEWS

    'The beach' gets makeover

    News, Published on 19/05/2019

    » It was a bold move for the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation to close Maya Bay, a world-famous beach, for two years to allow the local ecosystems to recover.

  • NEWS

    Egypt's rebounding tourism threatens Red Sea corals

    AFP, Published on 30/04/2019

    » HURGHADA (EGYPT) - In serene turquoise waters off Egypt's Red Sea coast, scuba divers ease among delicate pink jellyfish and admire coral -- yet a rebounding tourism sector threatens the fragile marine ecosystem.

  • LIFESTYLE

    With eyes ahead

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 17/04/2019

    » The turtles seemed a little confused at first as we put them onto the beach, just before the spot where waves were rolling in on the white sands. Everyone looked on in anticipation as the turtles began taking a few tentative steps. Finally, they moved forward and allowed seawater to engulf their bodies. With eyes ahead to the blue and green expanse of the Andaman Sea stretched out before us, they soon swam way, with cheers and waves given by onlookers on the beach.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Sex 'n' drugs 'n' rock 'n' rehab

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 15/01/2019

    » 'I shouldn't be in rehab at my age," says 28-year-old Andy*. As a music festival organiser, he curates events all over Europe, and is, as he puts it, "immersed" in drug culture. In rehab for cocaine addiction, he's also one of the increasing number of professionals aiming to make the music industry a safer place for those with substance abuse issues.

  • NEWS

    Asia tech stocks dive while Ghosn arrest slams Nissan, Mitsubishi

    AFP, Published on 20/11/2018

    » HONG KONG - Technology firms led a sell-off across Asian markets Tuesday on fresh concerns about demand for Apple's iPhones, while Japanese car giants Nissan and Mitsubishi plunged on news chairman Carlos Ghosn had been arrested over alleged financial misconduct.

  • NEWS

    Salvage team raises 'Phoenix' from sea

    News, Achadtaya Chuenniran, Published on 18/11/2018

    » PHUKET: The boat at the centre of the tragedy that killed dozens of Chinese visitors in July, and dealt a heavy blow to the tourism industry has finally been recovered, police said yesterday.

  • NEWS

    'Phoenix' recovered four months after tragedy

    Achadtaya Chuenniran, Published on 17/11/2018

    » PHUKET: The boat at the centre of the incident that killed dozens of Chinese visitors in July, dealing a heavy blow to tourism, has finally been recovered, police said on Saturday.

  • NEWS

    Rough seas challenge mission to salvage 'Phoenix'

    Achadtaya Chuenniran, Published on 12/11/2018

    » PHUKET: Singapore and Thai divers are expecting unfriendly cooperation from nature as they will soon kick off another attempt to lift the deadly "Phoenix" boat from the seabed off the resort island.

  • BUSINESS

    Loved to death

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/10/2018

    » In March, Thai authorities ordered the temporary closure of Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh Island for the first time since 1999 to halt the environmental damage caused by too many tourists. A month later the Philippine island of Boracay, one of the world's most famous beach destinations, was closed for the same reason.

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