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What price travel? Bangkok interview with Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler

June 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Tony Wheeler, co-founder of the Lonely Planet guide books, talks about the nature of travel and its impact on the environment by GREG LOWE When Tony Wheeler and his wife Maureen travelled from London through Asia to Australia in 1972, little did they know that their adventure would transform the nature of travel. Nevertheless, the […]

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Tags: Bangkok Post · features · interviews · travel

Pata focuses on green challenge

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments

GREG LOWE in Bangkok THE Asia-Pacific’s tourist trade made first steps towards tackling climate change at an industry level, at a Bangkok conference last week. Pacific Asia Tourism Association (Pata) organised the two-day Pata CEO Challenge: Confronting Climate Change, in Bangkok, last Tuesday and Wednesday. More than 230 delegates exchanged information and discussed practical initiatives […]

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Tags: news · The Business Times (Singapore) · travel

Island Culture

May 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

GREG LOWE “GOES ISLAND” AND FINDS HIMSELF IN A RURAL, POTTERY-BEDECKED TIME CAPSULE ONLY MINUTES FROM BANGKOK’S SKYSCRAPERS IF YOU WERE TAKEN from your central Bangkok hotel, blindfolded, driven around for three hours, dropped off at Koh Kred and then asked where you were, upstream Phitsanalouk, rural Isaan, or south of Samut Songkhram would be […]

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The Front Nine

May 1st, 2008 · No Comments

GREG LOWE DOES THE ROUNDS OF THAILAND’S HARDEST HOLES ACROSS THE BEST NINE OPEN COURSES FROM AZURE SOUTHERN seas to misty northern mountains, Thailand offers some of the best technical golfing available in Asia. Ease of access combined with luxurious leisure activities and unsurpassed environments make it second to none. But where should you play? […]

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Things to do in Hua Hin

March 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

In Thailand’s seaside town of Hua Hin, there are several great places to visit if you don’t want to sit on the beach all day. Greg Lowe gives a tour of Hua Hin’s other attractions. With a legacy dating back to the reign of King Rama III, Hua Hin started off as a seaside village […]

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Things to do in Pattaya

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Pattaya is notorious as a sleaze and sand sort of place, but the city is starting to move upmarket and there are several interesting sights around the city. Greg Lowe goes in search of the other side of Pattaya. ‘Cultural’ and ‘Pattaya’ are words not normally used in the same sentence. The latter more often […]

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Hong Kong

April 1st, 2004 · No Comments

Hong Kong is renowned for its fast pace, loud locals and amazing architecture — a nexus of shop-till-you-drop. Greg Lowe hits the city’s streets to find the best places to wine, dine and spend time.

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