• Crazy Rich in Asia?

    November 5, 2018

    You might not be a crazy rich Asian, but you can act like one. If you’re one of those who pay attention to the global box office, you may have heard of the recent smash hit movie Crazy Rich Asians. It’s actually a fairly important movie, because it’s the first major Hollywood film with an all-Asian cast since the Joy

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  • Bangkok Rising to Tourism Challenge

    October 22, 2018

    Well, it happened again. For the third year in a row, Bangkok is the most visited city in the whole, big, wide world! In 2017, 20.5 million people visited Bangkok, a number which is expected to climb by nearly 10% in 2018. (Sorry, London, you only got 18.93 million for the #2 spot.) That. Is. Crazy. But it’s also great!

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  • Best Season to Visit Southeast Asia?

    October 2, 2018

    When you’re off gallivanting around sipping G&Ts in a hammock on a beach (also known as doing research), it’s easy to lose track of – among other things such as time – the importance of actual networking. So, off Smiling Albino went to the fantastic PURE Life Experiences travel conference in Marrakech, Morocco, where we got caught up on catching

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  • Redefining Hospitality

    September 10, 2018

    When one thinks of five-star hospitality, it often brings up images of decadent luxury, pillow menus, personal waiters, and perks that you simply don’t get in day-to-day life. Lobsters and peeled grapes, chauffeured cars and business class seats… sure, all of these things will make one feel like a king or queen, but we believe that hospitality is a very

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  • Trang’s Dugongs and Nipa Palms

    August 22, 2018

    When you read the stats on how tourism is contributing to environmental degradation, it can be a bit of a bummer, especially when the area you live in – in our case, Southeast Asia – is seeing tourism numbers continue to trend upward. However, a sure cure to this is actually getting out there and seeing all the good work

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