Tag: Tourism-news

‘Real Bali’ as Western construct: Rethinking tourism’s ‘ruination’ of Bali

Lisa Qian Yale University undergraduate studying economics, human rights and Southeast Asia Anyone even remotely familiar with the tourism industry of Bali has inevitably heard the question: “Is tourism ruining Bali?” This question has become the central topic of clichéd debate among both short-term tourists and long-term residents, in […]

VietJet brings sex appeal to aviation

Nguyen Phuong Thao, Vietnam’s first woman billionaire, has ascended through risqué marketing, global vision and a delicate gender balancing act By Ma Nguyen Nguyen Phuong Thao, Vietnam’s first woman US dollar billionaire, has risen to the top on a controversial corporate formula: bikini-wearing employees. As chief executive officer […]

Japan – Reinventing the casino

By Daniel Hurst and Peter Langan If Hollywood movies reflect the evolving image of casinos — think Ian Fleming’s suave James Bond to Martin Scorsese’s Las Vegas mobsters — the next image iteration is wave pools, Michelin-starred restaurants, retail therapy and plenty for the kids. The casino business […]

Tourism – Travel – Thailand

Will ‘Teflon’ tourism always save Thailand? Visitor numbers continue to grow despite political turbulence Outside Bangkok’s Grand Palace, a shop selling mini-pineapples is doing a roaring trade. Hordes of parched tourists, nudged along by tour leaders, shuffle along the sidewalks with the northern Thai delicacy perched on a stick. […]