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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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