Thailand tourist industry struggles to regain footing

As Thailand recovers from a multitude of disasters, the country’s tourist industry is lagging, but could be due a significant upturn

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Thailand

Thailand is a gorgeous country with a diverse natural and archaeological legacy. A tropical climate, white sandy beaches and a vibrant nightlife are all on …

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With its central location and breathtaking views, Tower Club at lebua has become downtown Bangkok’s venue of choice for every occasion

Tower Club at lebua is recognised for its world-class facilities

With its central location and breathtaking views, Tower Club at lebua has become downtown Bangkok’s venue of choice for every occasion

Amid a backdrop of economic decline, Indonesia is taking bold steps to boost travel to its archipelago, starting with the introduction of visa-free travel

Indonesia introduces visa-free travel

Amid a backdrop of economic decline, Indonesia is taking bold steps to boost travel to its archipelago, starting with the introduction of visa-free travel

The world’s largest provider of serviced apartments, The Ascott Limited, has recently expanded its services into the Gulf region. Since embarking on this latest chapter, the group has seen promising growth

The Ascott Limited extends its hotel chain to the Gulf

The world’s largest provider of serviced apartments, The Ascott Limited, has recently expanded its services into the Gulf region. Since embarking on this latest chapter, the group has seen promising growth

A crisis-stricken 2014 dashed any hopes of a record-breaking year for Malaysia’s tourism industry, but a series of quick-fire strategic changes have handed the country a lifeline

Malaysia gears up for tourism influx

A crisis-stricken 2014 dashed any hopes of a record-breaking year for Malaysia’s tourism industry, but a series of quick-fire strategic changes have handed the country a lifeline

The city-state is turning to sporting events to boost tourism after figures for international arrivals fell for the first time since the financial crisis

Singapore tourism spurred by sport

The city-state is turning to sporting events to boost tourism after figures for international arrivals fell for the first time since the financial crisis

Adventure travel is booming and the industry is adapting accordingly. Laura French looks at whether this change in approach could spell the death of traditional family holidays

Adventure tourism grows in popularity

Adventure travel is booming and the industry is adapting accordingly. Laura French looks at whether this change in approach could spell the death of traditional family holidays

Three prominent aviation disasters in a single year have given the airline industry a bad name and a big problem. How is the sector attempting to ease the concerns of its nervous customers?

After AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines crashes, are planes safe to travel on?

Three prominent aviation disasters in a single year have given the airline industry a bad name and a big problem. How is the sector attempting to ease the concerns of its nervous customers?

A catalogue of tourism initiatives being launched this year should spur unabated growth in Asia, with many of the region’s emerging markets going head-to-head in an attempt to win over holidaymakers

Asia’s big tourism drive

A catalogue of tourism initiatives being launched this year should spur unabated growth in Asia, with many of the region’s emerging markets going head-to-head in an attempt to win over holidaymakers

An increase in awareness of work-related stress is encouraging tourists to consider more closely the prospect of wellness tourism

Work-related stress sees health and wellbeing holidays boom

An increase in awareness of work-related stress is encouraging tourists to consider more closely the prospect of wellness tourism

MSC Cruises offers an impressive range of journeys across the world, and is the winner of Business Destinations' Best MICE Cruise Company in the Middle East, 2014 award

MSC Cruises sails into travellers’ hearts

MSC Cruises offers an impressive range of journeys across the world, and is the winner of Business Destinations’ Best MICE Cruise Company in the Middle East, 2014 award

Over a year on from her mammoth three-year, 10,000-mile walking expedition, Business Destinations speaks to National Geographic’s 2014 Explorer of the Year Sarah Marquis about some of her travelling highlights

Lust for travel: explorer Sarah Marquis tells us about her adventures

Over a year on from her mammoth three-year, 10,000-mile walking expedition, Business Destinations speaks to National Geographic’s 2014 Explorer of the Year Sarah Marquis about some of her travelling highlights

A storm of political instability has put Bangkok back in the limelight this year. Laura French takes a look at the changing face of the world’s most infamous city, where streets heaving with seediness meet a business hub brimming with opportunity

Bangkok transforms into tech hub

A storm of political instability has put Bangkok back in the limelight this year. Laura French takes a look at the changing face of the world’s most infamous city, where streets heaving with seediness meet a business hub brimming with opportunity

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Luxury jets, helicopters and boats are an increasingly popular option for travellers sick of the hassle and decreasing standards of commercial travel

Private travel takes off as passengers shun commercial modes of transport

Luxury jets, helicopters and boats are an increasingly popular option for travellers sick of the hassle and decreasing standards of commercial travel

Business travel is becoming increasingly exotic, yet visa processing is still proving difficult in some of the most lucrative destinations

Visa bureaucracy hinders some of the world’s most lucrative destinations

Business travel is becoming increasingly exotic, yet visa processing is still proving difficult in some of the most lucrative destinations

Western toymakers are struggling to maintain their hold on the toy and game industry as the Asia Pacific market hots up

China’s toy market blazes ahead while others scramble to keep up

Western toymakers are struggling to maintain their hold on the toy and game industry as the Asia Pacific market hots up

With spectacular views over Brussels, an urbane location on the Boulevard de Waterloo and chic interiors, The Hotel is the place to be for cultured business travellers

Exciting renovations impress guests at The Hotel, Brussels

With spectacular views over Brussels, an urbane location on the Boulevard de Waterloo and chic interiors, The Hotel is the place to be for cultured business travellers

Camping needn’t mean roughing it; glamping holidays provide adventurous travellers with luxurious, eco-friendly accommodation

Glamping: the tent commandments

Camping needn’t mean roughing it; glamping holidays provide adventurous travellers with luxurious, eco-friendly accommodation

Despite its numerous wonders, Cambodia has never seen the numbers of visitors its neighbours enjoy. Tourists should not be scared of its supposed dangers, claims Jules Gray

Cambodia: a forgotten kingdom?

Despite its numerous wonders, Cambodia has never seen the numbers of visitors its neighbours enjoy. Tourists should not be scared of its supposed dangers, claims Jules Gray

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Research reveals the cost of public violence and social unrest to tourism revenues may be significant. With more tourists boycotting unstable locations, it is time governments of countries in conflict understand the price of unrest for the industry

The bill for activism: how much does social unrest impact tourism?

Research reveals the cost of public violence and social unrest to tourism revenues may be significant. With more tourists boycotting unstable locations, it is time governments of countries in conflict understand the price of unrest for the industry

A long-haul trip is the perfect excuse to sample local martial arts. Nash Riggins finds you'll emerge combat-ready, and return to work with new life skills and unrivalled confidence

Flight and fight

A long-haul trip is the perfect excuse to sample local martial arts. Nash Riggins finds you’ll emerge combat-ready, and return to work with new life skills and unrivalled confidence

From boardrooms to ballrooms, the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche enchants guests with the perfect blend of French style and sophistication, within a welcoming Arabic urban landscape

Multicultural magnetism

From boardrooms to ballrooms, the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche enchants guests with the perfect blend of French style and sophistication, within a welcoming Arabic urban landscape

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When credit started to dry up in 2008, multinationals were forced to reconsider distribution and funding. Selwyn Parker looks at the companies embracing new technologies to ease supply chain burdens

Supply chain reaction

When credit started to dry up in 2008, multinationals were forced to reconsider distribution and funding. Selwyn Parker looks at the companies embracing new technologies to ease supply chain burdens

From luxurious living to sophisticated business, JW Marriott Hotel Cairo breathes life back into ancient Egypt, deservedly winning the accolade Best Business Hotel, Egypt, 2012

Egyptian evolution

From luxurious living to sophisticated business, JW Marriott Hotel Cairo breathes life back into ancient Egypt, deservedly winning the accolade Best Business Hotel, Egypt, 2012

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Bringing a touch of Swiss opulence to Ghana to create one of the country’s finest hospitality services, you can be sure your trip will be a breeze at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra

West African wonder

Bringing a touch of Swiss opulence to Ghana to create one of the country’s finest hospitality services, you can be sure your trip will be a breeze at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra

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For decades firms have been outsourcing business to foreign countries in the name of greater cost effectiveness. Rita Lobo examines how the market is changing today and whether the benefits of moving abroad are really as great as they seem

A model strategy

For decades firms have been outsourcing business to foreign countries in the name of greater cost effectiveness. Rita Lobo examines how the market is changing today and whether the benefits of moving abroad are really as great as they seem

Famed for its exquisite design, ethic, and impeccable service, Blakes London takes guests on a sumptuous journey around the globe – right from the heart of London

London’s last word on luxury

Famed for its exquisite design, ethic, and impeccable service, Blakes London takes guests on a sumptuous journey around the globe – right from the heart of London

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No business trip to Qatar would be complete without playing a few rounds at the luxurious Doha Golf Club, WINNER OF Best Golf Club in the Middle East, 2011

A hole lot more

No business trip to Qatar would be complete without playing a few rounds at the luxurious Doha Golf Club, WINNER OF Best Golf Club in the Middle East, 2011

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If you’re looking to escape the stresses and worries of work, there’s no better way to relax and unwind than on a beautiful sun-kissed beach

The tropical beach experts

If you’re looking to escape the stresses and worries of work, there’s no better way to relax and unwind than on a beautiful sun-kissed beach

Roger Norum joins a new luxury rail journey from Singapore to Bangkok to find that there’s no place like home aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express

Slow train through the Orient

Roger Norum joins a new luxury rail journey from Singapore to Bangkok to find that there’s no place like home aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express

Josh Sims takes it easy in a dream destination benefiting from a recent capital injection and promotion drives

R&R in the Maldives

Josh Sims takes it easy in a dream destination benefiting from a recent capital injection and promotion drives

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The best hotels in the world

Lucia Cockroft circumnavigates the globe for Business Destinations, compiling a list of the definitive top ten hotels

The rewards of travel risk management

With international security threats and global uncertainty still making headlines, many business travellers are carrying a nagging sense of unease on board with their hand luggage. Martyn Cornell examines how realistic these fears are and what to do to keep yourself safe

Good wine should engender good conversation. By choosing a bottle by price or grape variety alone, explains Jane Anson, you are missing out on one of the most important conversations that a bottle of wine can initiate

Full of flavour

Good wine should engender good conversation. By choosing a bottle by price or grape variety alone, explains Jane Anson, you are missing out on one of the most important conversations that a bottle of wine can initiate

The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) has urged developers to get more involved in sustainable tourism. Does this signal a change in the way hotels are built and maintained?

Travel goes green

The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) has urged developers to get more involved in sustainable tourism. Does this signal a change in the way hotels are built and maintained?

On a wing, without a prayer

Is there any clearer encapsulation of the angst of our globalised age than being stuck in a metal container at 30,000 ft in a seat next to someone with smelly feet? Stuart White doesn’t seem to think so

Chiang Mai

Bangkok may be the economic heartbeat of the nation, but Chiang Mai is the culture centre of a more authentic Thailand. Older than the capital …

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Bangkok

An electric train slides slowly through a dusty yard, inches from apparently deserted market stalls. Within seconds of its passing retractable canopies are being pulled …

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Cambodia

Cambodia is a country of misty mountains, ancient pagodas, tropical sanctuaries and long-abandoned cave temples. It has also seen one of the bloodiest genocides of …

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