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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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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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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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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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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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New Thinking On Wheelchair Handles

By at March 26, 2014 | 8:08 am | 2 Comments

wheelchair with handles on the beach

The first modern design of a wheelchair as we now know it was made in 1933. Over 80 years has passed and the wheelchair has evolved, with the use of lightweight materials and new technology. But has anybody really stopped and thought about the people who push the wheelchair? We all know that wheelchair handles are horizontal and in a rigid position. As anyone knows

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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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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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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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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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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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