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Author: Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand

Road trip Bangkok to Phuket: The Great Southern Thailand Adventure

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 16, 2020

I needed to attend a meeting in Phuket and had time to visit and explore. We decided to drive and ... Read More

Star Convention Center in Thailand under new management

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 13, 2020

The Star Convention Hotel will be rebranded to Novotel Rayong Star Convention Centre in 2020. Located in the city centre ... Read More

In Memoriam: The Boxing Day Tsunami of Thailand

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- December 27, 2019

This is a personal refection by long-time Thailand resident Andrew J. Wood who recently visited the area in Thailand that ... Read More

SKÅL and PATA’s Bangkok Christmas Charity Fundraiser 2019 Hits New Heights

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- December 13, 2019

The spectacular SKÅL and PATA Bangkok Christmas Charity Fundraiser event took place on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, with a record ... Read More

Skål Bangkok bags 4 awards at World Congress

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- September 25, 2019

During the recently-concluded 80th Skål World Congress in Miami, Florida, Thailand’s Bangkok Club was announced as best of the best ... Read More

Skål Thailand donates school bags to poor school in Honduras

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- September 18, 2019

Skål Thailand, attending the 2019 World Congress and wanting to give back to needy causes, picked a Honduras poor school ... Read More

Skål International World Congress launched on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- September 15, 2019

Members of Skål International from around the world gathered in Miami this week for the 80th Annual Skål International World ... Read More

A bright light in Skal: Skal Asia Congress 2019 opens

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- June 28, 2019

The 48th Skal Asia Congress was officially opened by Skal International President Lavonne Wittman and local tourism dignitaries. President Lavonne ... Read More

Thomas Cook Failure: Who to trust and how to communicate

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 20, 2019

Thomas Cooks shares are effectively worth nothing right now. Thousands of British tourists looking forward to their holidays are not ... Read More

How are Airbnb and Thailand Government Savings Bank working together?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 18, 2019

Airbnb, a community-driven hospitality company, and the Government Savings Bank, Thailand’s 105-year-old state-owned bank, today announced an official strategic partnership ... Read More

South Africa Day 2019 celebrations in Bangkok

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- April 30, 2019

A stunning South Africa National Day celebration took place in the Thai capital at the Siam Kempinski 5 star hotel. ... Read More

Marriott to Open Ritz Carlton Bangkok

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- April 30, 2019

Marriott International has signed an agreement for its first Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bangkok with the property owner, One Bangkok Co ... Read More

The Development and Promotion of MICE in Thailand

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- April 24, 2019

The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is leveraging the development of Thai MICE business in long haul markets in ... Read More

SKAL Bangkok president talks happiness

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- April 4, 2019

Assumption University’s Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management organised a special speaker’s series to Celebrate the International Day of Happiness ... Read More

SKAL India inaugurates second club in Mumbai

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- February 26, 2019

Skal International Mumbai South was inaugurated on Friday 22nd February 2019 at the ITC Maratha hotel, Mumbai International Airport. The ... Read More

Hotels in ASIA ignore warning signs of environmental killers

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- February 24, 2019

Hotel operators in Asia are neglecting public safety. Scientists and engineers have learned the truth about the industry’s apathy when ... Read More

A bat which looks like actor Lance Bass in Greater Mekong Region

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- December 13, 2018

A bat which looks like singer/actor Lance Bass, a gibbon named for Luke Skywalker, and a toad which seems to ... Read More

Bangkok: An insider’s view of hidden gems

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- November 10, 2018

It’s always a challenge, when you have out-of-towners come to visit, as to where to go and what to visit? ... Read More

Thai PM calls for urgent safety review following tragic boat deaths of Chinese tourists

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- July 17, 2018

An urgent review has been called by the Thailand Prime Minister and Governor of Phuket to halt cancellations from Chinese ... Read More

SKAL Asia President Robert Sohn Resigns

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- July 3, 2018

In a shock announcement SKÅL ASIA President Robert Sohn announced his resignation to the board of officers. In his announcement ... Read More

Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 transforming travel

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- June 30, 2018

This year’s Mekong Tourism Forum was held on the banks of the Mekong River in Nakhon Phanom in NE Thailand ... Read More

Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 opens in Nakhon Phanom

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- June 28, 2018

Thailand’s Vice Minister of Tourism HE Ittipol Khunpluem officially declared the 21st Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 open to an estimated ... Read More

Why Tourism Matters according to SKAL

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- June 24, 2018

During the recently held 47th Skål Asian Area Congress in Macau, Skål International World President Susanna Saari shared, in her ... Read More

Hotel Management Summit: JW Marriott Bangkok a perfect venue

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- June 10, 2018

Organised by Questex Asia Ltd the event venue was perfect - the JW Marriott Bangkok, with seasoned Bangkok hotelier Peter ... Read More

Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 set for next month: Have you signed up?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 15, 2018

The Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) 2018 will open its doors from June 26-29, 2018 to provide a cooperative platform for ... Read More

China group develops smart digital tourism in Thailand

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- April 23, 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will expand cooperation with Alibaba’s online travel business, Fliggy, which is one of China’s ... Read More

Thailand outbound travel: The Next Big Thing in Asia-Pacific tourism

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- March 7, 2018

Outbound travel from Thailand is set to hit 10 million this year, according to the first comprehensive market research report ... Read More

Thai Airways had a full year of financial losses

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- March 2, 2018

THAI reported a disappointing loss despite increased passenger numbers, load factors and new fleet purchases, reducing the average fleet age. ... Read More

Why Lumphini Park is a must-see for visitors to Bangkok

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- February 25, 2018

Situated in the heart of Bangkok, opposite the Dusit Thani Hotel on Silom, is a green space in the over-crowded ... Read More

What is Hot in Phuket – the Road Trip Revisited

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- February 19, 2018

It was last year in October, we decided to repeat our successful road trip from Bangkok to Phuket before the ... Read More

Bali: Island paradise

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- February 10, 2018

Travelers are continually looking for new ways to connect with their destination of choice. Travel Writer Andrew Wood looks at ... Read More

Skål International Bangkok donates to charity

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- October 14, 2017

Skål Int’l Bangkok donates to the Bamboo School of the Mechai Viravaidya Foundation; giving free, world-class education to the rural ... Read More

Bangkok’s best temples to visit during October

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- October 2, 2017

Bangkok’s most famous landmark, the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, are closed for the Royal Cremation ... Read More

Bangkok’s Grand Palace closed for HM King’s cremation in October

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- September 21, 2017

The Royal Household announced today the temporary closure of the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. They ... Read More