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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

Hotel with disabled rooms

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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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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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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Songkran, the Thai water festival

By at August 11, 2016 | 12:30 pm | 0 Comment

Songkran water festival, Thailand

If you come to Thailand between the periods of the 13-15 April you will witness one of the most spectacular coming together of people anywhere on the planet. This is the time of the Thai celebration for the New Year (Songkran) this is a period of showing respect to one’s family and respecting elder people. But for most, it’s an excuse to get drunk and party, hit

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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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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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Welcome to Accessible Thailand Video

By at March 2, 2015 | 8:17 pm | 0 Comment

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The team at Accessible Thailand are happy to announce the first video in a series promoting wheelchair accessible holidays in Thailand. We know how amazing Thailand is, and how friendly the Thai people are, and we really want to encourage disabled people to visit Thailand on holiday. You'll have the best time of your life! Look out for our next videos coming out

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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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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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What’s The Best SIM With Prepaid Data In Thailand-And Where To Get It

By at February 26, 2014 | 5:58 am | 8 Comments

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Here is a guide to the best Sim card data Internet providers in Thailand. Most people buy a SIM card with data preloaded for use with a portable device such as an iPhone, iPad or tablet, but not all data providers are created equally. [caption id="attachment_3929" align="alignright" width="150"] best Sim with prepaid data for Thailand[/caption] Thai SIM card

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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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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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