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What happens next? interview with the thai tourism minister

On Monday the Minister of Tourism, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, briefed the ambassadors and other foreign diplomats on the situation in Thailand following the passing of King Bhumibol.  A couple of the ambassadors posted a few of the power point slides. Which was kind of them, but not very helpful for me. So, I tweeted that it would be nice if the Minister also briefed travel writers based in Thailand. I didn’t think anything would come of it, but as it turned out, the Minister’s sister follows me on Twitter. Apparently she told Kobkarn about what I was tweeting and she immediately invited me in for my own private briefing. Which is what I did on Wednesday. Below are some of my notes and observations. Continue reading What happens next? interview with the thai tourism minister

Get Well Soon(er) in Krabi!

Both expats and Thai locals alike, often make a trip to Bangkok if they require extensive medical treatment or a major operation. Although many Thai provinces boast world-class hospitals, the medical centres in Bangkok enjoy a particularly good reputation, at home and even abroad. The standard of medical care is so high in fact, that many so-called ëmedical touristsí flock to Bangkokís hospitals from around the world, and especially countries such as the United States where the cost of similar treatment at home can be prohibitively high.

Tourists who come to Bangkok for their medical care often intend to kill two birds with one stone. They want to benefit from the high quality treatment in state-of-the-art medical facilities, followed up by an exotic holiday to help set them on the road to recovery. Although Bangkok may be the destination of choice for an operation, many patients prefer to recuperate in a far more relaxed environment afterwards. Continue reading Get Well Soon(er) in Krabi!

Experience the peaceful island of Koh Klang when visiting Krabi, Thailand

If you want a different kind of adventure, experience the peaceful island of Koh Klang when visiting Krabi, Thailand. It is not the Krabi of white sandy beaches, but it is just as special.

Most of the inhabitants of Koh Klang, which number approximately 5,000 people, came to the island around the time of World War II. Prior to that time, there were only eight houses on the island. Most of the people that live there now are fisherman and rice, coconut and banana farmers. Continue reading Experience the peaceful island of Koh Klang when visiting Krabi, Thailand

Qatar Airways to start flights to Krabi in December

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has welcomed the announcement by Qatar Airways, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, that it will inaugurate flights to Chiang Mai and Krabi as of December 2016.

The Doha-based airline’s Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker made the announcement at the ITB Berlin, the world’s largest international travel fair, which was held during 9-13 March, 2016. Continue reading Qatar Airways to start flights to Krabi in December

Watch or compete in the 2015 Krabi Rock and Fire International Contest

It’s almost time for the 7th Annual Krabi Rock and Fire International Contest, where people from all over the world come to compete at Railay Bay and Ton Sai Bay in Krabi Province, April 16-17. The contest includes three categories: rock climbing, deep water soloing, and a freestyle fire competition. Winners will receive cash prizes. Continue reading Watch or compete in the 2015 Krabi Rock and Fire International Contest

A guide to the thrill of BASE jumping in Krabi, Thailand

For those that find sunbathing on the beautiful white sandy beaches in Krabi, Thailand just too sedate, give BASE jumping a try. BASE jumping is the extreme sport of jumping off a structure that is very high, and then parachuting down to earth. BASE is an acronym that stands for building, antenna, spans (bridges) and earth (cliffs), the four types of fixed structures from which people jump Continue reading A guide to the thrill of BASE jumping in Krabi, Thailand

Tung Yee Peng Mangrove Forest in Krabi, Thailand a shining example of ecotourism

Tung Yee Peng Mangrove Forest in Krabi, Thailand on the eastern cost of Koh Lanta is a shining example of ecotourism at its finest. By working together to preserve their traditional way of life and the natural environment, the community’s conservation efforts to protect the area’s flora and fauna are proving to be very successful. The people are very active with the ongoing United Nation Development Program established to protect the area’s natural resources. Continue reading Tung Yee Peng Mangrove Forest in Krabi, Thailand a shining example of ecotourism