Archive for March, 2012

The Express Luxury of Thailand by Train

It’s considered one of the top ten train experiences in this world. And for those who love their time travel as much as they love the rails, the Eastern & Orient Express offers a train in Thailand experience that connects Singapore with Bangkok and serves up slivers of a colonial bygone era on a silver [...]

Air Passenger’s Prayer: Let There be Air

If you are an average airline passenger, the middle seat is not looking so bad these days. That is because it is a seat – on an airplane that is flying to the place you hope to go. That does not mean you will get there as expected, at the time you wanted, in a [...]

New Bangkok Hotel: Spice Meets Design at The Siam

  It takes a lot for a new Bangkok hotel to enter the congested market for luxury hospitality in this swirling city of international commerce and style. But a new boutique hotel is doing just that – and with a flair that begs to be seen by guests who have an eye for fine design. [...]

What’s in YOUR Smartphone?

Travel Decisions and Consumer Behavior in the Age of Everything Everywhere An industry study released last month identifies what trend-setting consumer behavior and motivations are afoot for those scrolling for travel deals online and identifies their experience during the destination selection, shopping and booking processes. The study also details the key trends and predictions in [...]

Travel to Japan: A Year Later

Japan has traveled back from the brink, a Lazarus effect of rising up against the odds of total destruction to see near complete recovery to its travel and tourism industry, according to a report this month by the World Travel & Tourism Council. In the wake of the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear melt down [...]

Cruise News: Pulling up Anchors in 2012

Last year, cruise lines carried some 16.3 million passengers to ports around the globe. About 11 million of those cruisers hailed from the U.S. and given the 300 million person-count of the country, cruising penetration represents just a little more than 3 percent, according to statistics offered in Cruise Line International Association’s (CLIA) 2012 Cruise [...]

On Cruise: A Talk with Uniworld’s Guy Young

By Bill Becken, Senior Cruise Editor Who is today’s cruise consumer and who is the customer of the future? How will cruise lines address and service them? What will new customers look for in future cruise products? Guy Young, CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, speaks to Travel-Intel.