Asian Trails - Thailand
Asian Trails is a destination management company and has established a network which covers all major Asian tourist destinations, with offices in all strategic inbound tourism centres throughout South East Asia. As the handling agent for major international tour operators such as the Kuoni Travel Group, Asian Trails provides quality destination services to multi-lingual clients at competitive rates.
In September 2006, Kuoni Travel Ltd. became a majority shareholder of the company. Australian Tours Management was acquired in November 2008 and reports to Asian Trails.
Asian Trails offers a varied product line covering hotels, coach tours, private tours, car rentals, airport transfers, soft adventure tours, cruises, Harley Davidson motorcycle tours, home-stay, biking tours, self-drive package tours and lifestyle packages as well as cooking classes, spa holiday, golfing, private villas, private jets, incentives and luxury train journeys.
Discover a thrilling mix of ancient and modern, oriental and occidental in this buzzing country, then enjoy a host of off the beaten track experiences and hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. The exotic wonders that have made this country a popular global destination will continue to play a major role in the Thai tourism industry. Besides the tropical lush jungles and white sandy beaches, the savory tastes of delectable cuisine and value-for money shopping bargains, Thailand also has numerous annual festivals and major events which have originated from its history, traditions and culture. These events will give tourists – Thai and foreign – more exciting choices when selecting a destination for their holiday. The most colorful festivals are the Songkran Water Festival, held on April 13-15 each year, the Elephant Roundup in Surin held in mid of November and the Loy Krathong Candle Light Festival, held on fullmoon during November.
Thailand continues to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. Access to Bangkok is easy from most parts of the world through major airlines. Many international flights now serve secondary destinations like Phuket, Krabi, Samui and Chiang Mai directly. Thailand is extremely popular because of its offering excellent value for money, not only for accommodation and food, but also for shopping, entertainment, domestic travel, etc., and because of its friendly people and the generally high standard of services.
Nowadays, travelling around Bangkok has become more and more convenient, particularly with the foreign tourists now being able to do sightseeing or pay a visit to the weekend market or shopping by the comfort of the air-conditioned Skytrain and Subway rail systems. The traffic jams in Bangkok have been greatly reduced, thanks to new highways, flyovers as well as the new mass transit system.
The country is absolutely safe and domestic travels by bus, train and air are easily available. Self-drive arrangements have become increasingly popular, particularly in the north, northeast and south of the country. Asian Trails now offer many self-drive packages with prebooked accommodation.
■ Experience truly authentic Thai culture during your stay
■ Explore the communities living on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, such as the Mon Potters or Koh Kret
■ Learn the many secrets of Thai cooking and learn how to select fresh ingredients at the market
■ North of Thailand (Chiang Mai / Chiang Rai) – “You can come close to culture and unique of nature in the same time”
■ Beach of Thailand (Phuket) - “this is the Pearl of Andaman, once you had visit, will never forget”
■ Visit Klong in Bangkok – Venice of the East, first impression of the scenic life along Bangkok’s waterways
■ Try on our Tuk tuk – For a more exciting imaginative and quirky different way of getting to the place
■ Thai cooking – Learn how to cook Thai food could be taken to mean “Learn how to cook for your lover”
■ Elephant Riding – Learn how to control and how to love the biggest animal in the world
■ Lay down on the beach – Relax & release all and leave it all on the sand and sea
What makes Thailand so amazing? Thai People, Thai Culture, Thai food, Thai Massage, Thai Boxing. Add to this the myriad of adventures, be it exploring the rich historical tapestry, the endless coastlines and the bargains to be had at markets, no wonder it's a favourite of so many travellers!
Thailand is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Burma. Its shores are on the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea. The north of the country is mountainous, the northeast, Isan, consists of the Khorat Plateau, bordered to the east by the Mekong River, the centre hosts the predominantly flat Chao Phraya river valley, which runs into the Gulf of Thailand, and the south consists of the narrow Kra Isthmus that widens into the Malay Peninsula.
Donna and her team are true professionals who share the same business ethic as Chateau Élan. They are a perfect match and I know our clients are in the best hands.
Kim Waterhouse, , Chateau Elan at The Vintage, Hunter Valley
I have a long-standing respect for Donna and trust in her ability. Her self-motivation and extremely good time management skills are to be admired. Her limitless energy when on sales calls in contagious and very effective. It's a pleasure to work with her.
Adrienne Readings, General Manager, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre