Thailand Channel 11 News Phuket
Phuket had a small community of foreigners in those days. One of the fun things that I did was to read the English language news on Thai Channel 11.
Bird Nests, Caves, Guns and Corruption. The story of SeaCanoe, the Bird’s Nest concession holders, the National Park and a shooting on the steps of the company’s office here.
I also taught as a guest lecturer at the Prince of Songkla University Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism at their Phuket campus.
In 1998, I set up a tourism consultancy working with local businesses and regional tourism authorities in the Mekong region. We made travel destination websites in partnership with the public sector. The Visit Laos Years 1999 – 2000 here. That business was acquired by Asia Web Direct (phuket.com) and is now part of Expedia.