Travel and Life

Winter Olympics inspectors positive after Beijing visit

By Sun, Mar 29, 2015 11:58AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — International Olympic Committee inspectors are departing Beijing after offering a positive evaluation of the Chinese capital’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Beijing assures Olympic security as 2022 bid inspections end

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:52AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials say they would provide high security for a Winter Olympics in Beijing, as IOC evaluators wrap up their five-day inspection tour of the city’s 2022 bid.

Thailand doesn’t have a Chinese tourist problem: the problem is resentment, and racism

By Wed, Mar 25, 2015 10:13AM UTC

Hardly a week goes by in Thailand when Chinese tourists are not in the press for an array apparent misdemeanors, most of which are petty cultural crimes relating to the breaching of Thailand’s many taboos. Social media has maintained a steady flow of viral photographs and videos of the Chinese parvenu in Thailand, purportedly shocking the nation – and the world – by defecating in streets, opening emergency doors on airplanes, drying laundry in public, and performing high-kicks on temple bells, all of which have led to an online dis-like campaign towards Thailand’s most lucrative tourist demographic.

Thai officials: Taxi did not abandon tourist family on Bangkok expressway

By Tue, Mar 24, 2015 11:10AM UTC

It’s every tourist’s worst nightmare: being stranded on a roadside, spouse, luggage, and worst of all, your baby in tow, as the cabbie that kicked you to the curb speeds off in the distance.

VIDEO: KLM crew act quickly to put out cabin fire after plane lands in Bangkok

By Tue, Mar 17, 2015 1:47PM UTC

Flight attendants on a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Bangkok reacted quickly Sunday after a battery in a passenger’s luggage caused a fire in an overhead locker.