Bangkok-based Vincent Vichit-Vadakan writes about travel, food and culture in English and in French
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The Chirathivat family, owners of Central Group, trace their roots from Hainan Island to Charoen Krung shophouse and beyond.
High-end hotels are gearing up for business in Thailand’s capital, with the operators bullish about their appeal even amid the pandemic.
Locals question whether it is worth risking an enviable record in containing Covid-19 for a few travellers that may have only a small impact on tourism’s bottom line.
With tourism accounting for 20 per cent of GDP last year, the ‘land of smiles’ is acutely feeling the lack of international arrivals. But Bangkok hopes subsidies for citizens will help.
Asia is a popular destination for people who earn a living by working from anywhere in the world. But many are now stuck following the Covid-19 outbreak.
Business boomed for the established firms while also creating irresistible incentives for new players – and the competition shows no sign of cooling.
James Au never thought he would follow in his parents’ footsteps and open a restaurant. Then he noticed the lack of Chinese-American food in the Thai capital.
Partnerships with digital firms and social media influencers are among the strategies Southeast Asia’s tourism giant is using to win back Chinese visitors post-Covid-19.