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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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Disability Access in Khon Kaen

By at October 3, 2016 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

Wheelchair access in Khon Kaen

The latest video from Andy Wright in his 'Thailand Adventure' series gives an overview on the mixed progress towards accessibility for wheelchair users in the Khon Kaen region of Thailand. https://youtu.be/Bkd8XyqPmD4 You can see his YouTube channel here where he has kept a video diary of his stay in Thailand. Or visit his website where he has written many interesting

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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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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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Andy Wright’s Travel Vlog from Thailand

By at May 6, 2016 | 6:11 pm | 0 Comment

Khon Kaen temple tour

One of Andy Wright's travel video blogs from Thailand. One of a series, this video gives you a little peek into life in Thailand and the life of Thai people as they visit a temple in Khon Kaen. You can see his YouTube channel here where he has kept a daily video diary of his stay in Thailand. Or visit his website where he has written many interesting articles

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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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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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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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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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