Author: Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand

DESCAP 1 Private Equity Trust to acquire up to 8 hotels in Thailand
Tourism Investment News

DESCAP 1 Private Equity Trust to acquire up to 8 hotels in Thailand

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

Destination Capital PTE., LTD., (DC) and KTB Securities (Thailand) Public Company Limited (KTBST SEC) announced the launch of DESCAP 1 ... Read More

SKAL online event gets biggest attendance in AGM history
Meeting Industry News

SKAL online event gets biggest attendance in AGM history

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- September 21, 2020

The Skål Asia AGM which due to the Covid-19 pandemic was without a home, instead the 49th SAA AGM was ... Read More

Tourism Authority Thailand hosts first Krabi Carbon Neutral Meeting
Meeting Industry News

Tourism Authority Thailand hosts first Krabi Carbon Neutral Meeting

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- August 22, 2020

The green image of Krabi came alive on the Sky Garden of ANANA Ecological Resort Krabi at a TAT carbon ... Read More

SKÅL Meetings Live and In Person
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SKÅL Meetings Live and In Person

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- August 11, 2020

On my road trip visit to Krabi and Phuket, I was fortunate to attend SKÅL meetings in both towns. As ... Read More

Skål Bangkok sees record turnout for re-starting tourism
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Skål Bangkok sees record turnout for re-starting tourism

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

To a sold out gathering of travel and tourism professionals SKÅL INTERNATIONAL BANGKOK reconvened after a four month hiatus, with ... Read More

Thailand MICE: Tourism Students Shine at Contest
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Thailand MICE: Tourism Students Shine at Contest

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- July 11, 2020

Students from Assumption University's MSME Business School returned victorious from the 2020 Thailand MICE Youth Challenge competition held July 9, ... Read More

Thailand Travel Restrictions: What can we expect next?
Airline News

Thailand Travel Restrictions: What can we expect next?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- June 28, 2020

Right at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, I was absolutely sure people will only travel again if they feel ... Read More

Getting Thailand’s travel and tourism industry back on it’s feet
Interviews

Getting Thailand’s travel and tourism industry back on it’s feet

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- June 24, 2020

Industry expert and respected marketeer David Barrett in discussion with Andrew J Wood on recovering from the impact of the ... Read More

Thailand International Flights: On Hold Until September?
Airline News

Thailand International Flights: On Hold Until September?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- June 20, 2020

A senior director of civilian aviation recently said that Thailand international flights are not likely to resume in Thailand until ... Read More

Thai government sells shares in Thai Airways
Airline News

Thai government sells shares in Thai Airways

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 20, 2020

Thai International (THAI) on 19 May confirmed it would file under chapter 3/1 of the bankruptcy law for protection while ... Read More

Government sends Thai Airways to Bankruptcy Court
Airline News

Government sends Thai Airways to Bankruptcy Court

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 19, 2020

The cabinet on Tuesday resolved that cash-strapped Thai Airways International (THAI) would file for bankruptcy at the Central Bankruptcy Court ... Read More

Global aviation in crisis
Airline News

Global aviation in crisis

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 18, 2020

Global aviation has been battered and air traffic remains largely grounded as countries enforce their lockdowns and restrict travel, with ... Read More

Thai Airways Faces “Life or Death” with Less Support
Airline News

Thai Airways Faces “Life or Death” with Less Support

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

Not surprising opposition to another huge government handout to debt-ridden Thai Airways International (THAI) is mounting, as far as public ... Read More

Thailand billionaire keen to restart tourism
People in Travel & Tourism

Thailand billionaire keen to restart tourism

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 14, 2020

Billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont, chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, is urging the government to relax lockdown measures and welcome foreign travelers ... Read More

Hotels in Asia increasingly worried as debts mount
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Hotels in Asia increasingly worried as debts mount

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

Hotel property owners across Asia are increasingly turning to creative financing solutions to ride out near-term turbulence. Owners are seeking ... Read More

How will Asia Prepare for Recovery?
Travel Destination

How will Asia Prepare for Recovery?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 8, 2020

How do we sensibly and effectively restart travel and tourism, the industry that employs 1 in 10 workers globally? This ... Read More

Asia tourism prepares for recovery
rebuilding

Asia tourism prepares for recovery

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 6, 2020

How do we sensibly and effectively restart travel and tourism, the industry that employs 1-in-10 workers globally? A workforce decimated ... Read More

The Future of Thailand Sustainable Tourism
Responsible Tourism News

The Future of Thailand Sustainable Tourism

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 5, 2020

Wolfgang Grimm President of Skål International Thailand and owner of the Anana Ecological Resort in Krabi, Thailand, is passionate about ... Read More

Travel and Tourism Predictions: What might the future hold?
Editorial

Travel and Tourism Predictions: What might the future hold?

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

Skal International Bangkok President Andrew J. Wood gives his thoughts on what might be expected once the COVID-19 coronavirus starts ... Read More

COVID-19: Best Advice in the World
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COVID-19: Best Advice in the World

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- April 7, 2020

We are living in extraordinary times. With the world forced into a complete shutdown and travel by any means frowned ... Read More

A Practical Guide to Recovery Post C-19 coronavirus
Travel Safety & Emergencies

A Practical Guide to Recovery Post C-19 coronavirus

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- April 4, 2020

As the travel and tourism industry struggles with the ongoing C-19 crisis, with hotels and tourism businesses closing and teams ... Read More

Thai Airways prepares to ground its fleet to battle COVID-19
Airline News

Thai Airways prepares to ground its fleet to battle COVID-19

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- March 24, 2020

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announced, “Due to the ongoing global outbreak of COVID-19, several countries in Europe ... Read More

Skål Executive Committee Meets in Christchurch
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Skål Executive Committee Meets in Christchurch

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 30, 2020

Skål International (SI) recently held its first 2020 board meeting in NZ. The 3-day meeting of the global travel and ... Read More

Chinese Government is taking bold steps
Breaking Travel News

Chinese Government is taking bold steps

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 26, 2020

Freeland, the international counter-trafficking organization, congratulates the Chinese Government for taking bold steps, including a ban on wildlife trade, to ... Read More

Road trip Bangkok to Phuket: The Great Southern Thailand Adventure
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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
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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
Travel Safety & Emergencies

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
Travel Associations News

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
Travel Award News

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
Honduras travel news

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

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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
Travel Associations News

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
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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?
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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
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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
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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