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Love history? Then check out these Thai destinations

By at June 22, 2017 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ayutthaya

Thailand is mainly known nowadays for its lush beaches and tropical settings, but beyond the tranquil façade is a wealth of history to be discovered, whether it be in the biggest cities or the most remote settlements. Here are just a few of the best places to visit if you’re a history buff looking to learn more.   Ayutthaya It was once the biggest city in the

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Jason’s Trip to Phuket

By at September 14, 2016 | 12:55 pm | 0 Comment

A traditional Thai welcome for Jason on his trip to Phuket

I arrived in Phuket on Saturday 6th April, flying in from Bangkok. Me and my carer collected our luggage and rented a car relatively quickly. Booking a rental car on-line has its flaws; I selected the 'Ford Focus model or similar' because I have a 3 door Focus at home and know I can get in and out easily, plus my wheelchair fits in the boot easily. However, they didn't

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Road Transport in Thailand

By at June 9, 2016 | 1:03 pm | 0 Comment

Driving in Thailand

An Accessible Travel Review by Andy Wright Accessibility for wheelchairs and walkers in Thailand For the disabled person in Thailand mobility is the major issue and challenge facing the visitor.  In cities such as Khon Kaen or even Bangkok don't expect the access to be the same as it is in your home country, although the more modern buildings aimed at Western tourists,

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Bangkok’s Two Airports

By at May 30, 2016 | 12:37 pm | 0 Comment

Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok, wheelchair access

An Accessible Travel Review by Andy Wright Don Muang or Suvarnabhumi? Coming to Bangkok by plane, you're likely going to land at one of two airports. If your departure city was London and a direct flight with an airline such as Thai Airways, you'll end up at the main airport - Suvarnabhumi. In the past, the main airport was Don Muang but it was surpassed in importance

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Bangkok’s Rail System Wheelchair Access Issues

By at January 21, 2015 | 9:30 pm | 0 Comment

Bangkok Mrt Metro

Activists highlight access problems on Bangkok's MRT and Skytrain rail networks Activists fighting for accessibility in Thailand have convened recently to discuss progress in improving access to Bangkok's BTS system as well as the MRT line. While some progress has been made, lifts are still missing from many BTS stations and while the MRT has lifts at each station,

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Travelling to Thailand and Accessible Attractions

By at June 6, 2014 | 1:51 pm | 1 Comments

Now, more than ever, the world is more open and more accessible to wheelchair users, which makes travelling and seeing the world an enticing prospect .This is particularly true in the beautiful country of Thailand, which is a terrific place for wheelchair users to visit. Whilst in Thailand you will be able to see some of the most stunning natural vistas in the world, as

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How To Solo Travel With A Wheelchair And Lots Of Bags

By at March 7, 2014 | 8:04 am | 0 Comment

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These days’ wheelchairs offer the wheelchair user terrific mobility and flexibility. But people need more possibilities when it comes to [caption id="attachment_4053" align="alignright" width="150"] Solo travel with a wheelchair and lots of bags[/caption] unaccompanied business and recreation travel. At times these journeys demand carrying a large quantity of

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The Beach And Go Anywhere Wheelchair In Phuket

By at January 17, 2014 | 10:31 am | 1 Comments

Hippocampe go anywhere wheelchair

Our friends at Phuket Access Travel, have sent us a new video of their hippocamp beach and go anywhere wheelchair. In action around some of the hotspots in Phuket. This is a personal look at one man's holiday in Phuket. And how easily and quickly, the beach and go anywhere wheelchair made his life. It even shows him on Phuket's most infamous Street, Bangla Rd. So he

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Travel Electric Wheelchairs

By at November 2, 2013 | 10:54 am | 0 Comment

Using a travel electric wheelchair means that most wheelchair users can have a stress free comfortable holiday experience.  When going on holiday. Most wheelchair users opt for a manual wheelchair, this is because they are usually lightweight and it won’t matter so much if the chair gets knocked about during travel. But to use a manual wheelchair whilst on holiday

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The world of wheelchair travel

By at November 1, 2013 | 9:04 am | 1 Comments

Wheelchair ramble in the woods

Look at how accessible the world is becoming. It's very

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Delivering Excellence to Disabled Passengers Key To Success In Air Travel Industry

By at September 1, 2013 | 5:08 am | 0 Comment

Accessible holidays in Thailand

A single day doesn't go by without me hearing an airport’s dissatisfaction about an airline’s poor pre notification performance, a service provider moaning about HR management, an airline manager furious about passengers' complaints of poor service airports provide. However, complaining means nothing if parties do not talk to each other. To make things worse, more

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Air travel – disabled passengers rights and responsibilities

By at August 27, 2013 | 11:05 am | 0 Comment

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When travelling it's important to know your legal rights and obligations. Air travel should benefit all people and disabled people or people with limited mobility should have the same opportunities as able-bodied people. Free movement, freedom of choice and non-discrimination should apply to all people and all areas of life. Disabled people should not be refused

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Thailand Transport Minister speech of truth about infrastructure

By at August 9, 2013 | 6:20 am | 0 Comment

New infrastructure in Thailand

At the end of July, Thailand Transport Minister Chadchat Sittipunt made a passionate plea to get the support of all political parties for endorsing a massive infrastructure investment plan worth THB two trillion (US$ 63.7 billion). The plan would run over a period of seven years and cover the development of new MRT lines in Bangkok, four new high-speed train lines, the

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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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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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