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Is Thailand Wheelchair Accessible?

By at December 22, 2016 | 1:33 pm | 0 Comment

Is Thailand Accessible?

Across the world, travel has become more accessible and more affordable than ever before, giving an ever-increasing number of people the opportunity to get out, see the world, broaden their horizons and live life to the full. But what does this mean for people with disabilities? Does Thailand provide the necessary services and adapted facilities to allow disabled visitors

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The Top 5 Accessible Destinations in Thailand

By at December 22, 2016 | 11:12 am | 0 Comment

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1. Phuket This is our top pick because of the wide variety of resorts, activities and entertainment, and the level of support for wheelchair users and the less mobile. Many international hotel chains have resorts in Phuket with adapted bedrooms. There are also several quality hospitals and numerous accessible tours and attractions. Accessible transport, mobility

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5 Tips for the Newly Disabled

By at September 21, 2016 | 2:32 pm | 0 Comment

Newly disabled wheelchair users

In the U.S. 1 in 5 people have a disability. Of course, people with disabilities aren’t always born disabled. Many are diagnosed with debilitating diseases or experience injuries that lead to disability later in life. In fact, according to the Council for Disability Awareness, a little over 25 percent of today’s 20-year-olds will “become disabled before they

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival

By at August 11, 2016 | 1:27 pm | 0 Comment

Vegetarian Festival Phuket

A Vegetarian Festival? Phuket has many fun and exciting festivals, but one of the festivals, the Vegetarian Festival, is perhaps oddly named, as it is quite a macabre spectacle - of people piercing their bodies, walking on fire and putting stakes and swords into their cheeks (it sounds gruesome but keep reading for an explanation). So what’s it all about? The

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Loy Krathong Festival

By at August 11, 2016 | 1:16 pm | 0 Comment

Loy Krathong festival in Thailand

Thailand's 'Festival of Lights' Thailand can be magically wondrous place, and during November you can see loy krathong (Thailand’s festival of lights). This is a time of year where the waterways around Thailand become alive with candlelight. If you are sitting at a high viewpoint during loy krathong you will be treated to a truly wonderful spectacle. And this is

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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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What Does The Coup In Thailand Mean For Tourists

By at May 27, 2014 | 5:24 am | 0 Comment

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Update - 16/06/14 The curfew has now been lifted in almost all areas.   The coup in Thailand  is featuring very heavily in world's media at the moment and many countries embassies have advised not travelling to Thailand as the country is seen as being unstable. But what's the real situation for tourists and tourism in Thailand? The issues of Thailand

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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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Common Misunderstandings About Thailand

By at March 4, 2014 | 6:06 am | 0 Comment

Misunderstandings about Thailand

Thailand is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers in south-east Asia. Many people come to Thailand with preconceived ideas of Thailand’s people and culture based on things they’ve seen in the movies or heard from other people’s opinions. [caption id="attachment_3973" align="alignright" width="150"] common misunderstandings about

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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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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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