Browsing Month July, 2013

Wheelchair accessible vehicles by Kenguru

By at July 27, 2013 | 3:13 pm | 1 Comments

Kenguru wheelchair accessible car

  No need to get a costly conversion made up - this American company have created a nifty, environmentally-friendly electric car for wheelchair users. Originally made in Hungary they were recently rescued from near-closure by Stacy Zoern, an American wheelchair user and are now assembled in the USA. When you press the button on the key fob it automatically

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The experiences of disabled people when using air travel

By at July 22, 2013 | 3:00 am | 0 Comment

Wheelchair Accessible Air Travel

Is it easy for disabled people to travel abroad? Since we often associate disability with limitations, it is reasonable to assume that disabled people tend to travel only for medical or religious reasons. This is mainly because we often perceive disabled people as sick individuals, in need of care, a cure or even a miracle. Most people cannot begin to imagine disabled

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Beach Wheelchair Video

By at July 15, 2013 | 10:07 am | 0 Comment

Here's a neat all-terrain foldaway wheelchair from Hippocampe "Designed by disabled people for disabled people, Hippocampe enables everyone - of any age - to enjoy outdoor activities to their full ability. In short, Hippocampe puts the fun into

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Thailand Aims For $65 Billion Tourism Revenue Next Year

By at July 11, 2013 | 7:30 am | 0 Comment

Tourism Authority of Thailand

BANGKOK, July 10 -- Thailand is targeting to receive more than 164 million domestic and foreign tourists next year with 2 trillion baht (US$65 billion) in revenue, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said. In its Marketing Action Plan 2014, TAT has set its sights on achieving 28.01 million foreign tourist arrivals with a 1.326-trillion baht (US$43 billion) revenue

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Medical tourism in Thailand on the rise

By at July 10, 2013 | 9:51 am | 0 Comment

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Medical tourism is a billion dollar industry in Southeast Asia -- and countries like Singapore and Thailand are growing the share of the market by offering state-of-the-art medical services at affordable prices. SINGAPORE: A growing number of people are seeking medical treatment in Thailand as healthcare costs at other countries rise. Thailand is actively developing

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Colombia, Thailand To Sign Visa Exemption Agreement

By at July 10, 2013 | 4:52 am | 1 Comments

BANGKOK, July 10 (Bernama) -- Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin will sign a visa exemption agreement with Thailand during her visit to the country from July 11 to 13, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported. Under the agreement proposed by Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thai and Colombian nationals holding diplomatic and official passports are allowed to stay

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We are a group of well-traveled individuals, both disabled and able-bodied . We have all worked in the disabled travel industry and we understand the accessibility issues that disabled people can face when coming to Thailand. We are interested in actively promoting disabled access with local businesses particularly, and with raising public awareness of disabled issues generally throughout Thailand.

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