‘Experience Asia’ News for April 2023

Welcome to our ‘Experience Asia’ Newsletter for April 2023

Experience Asia News / ‘Award Winners’

We are happy to announce that we have just received news that ‘Experience Asia’ has been awarded:

‘Best B2B Travel Company 2023 – Thailand’ from the ‘South East Asia Business Awards 2023’

All of us here at EA are very proud to receive this recognition and we must offer thanks to our professional team for their hard work this year, which has led to our continued success

Thailand News / Visa changes

Thailand has reinstated its 30-day visa exemption policy for tourists from roughly 60 countries, effective April 1, 2023. The government had previously voted in a law that allowed foreign visitors to stay up to 45 days without obtaining a prior visa

Visa-exempt visitors will still have the option to extend their stay for an additional 30 days if they go through immigration, allowing them to stay in Thailand for a maximum of 60 days

Thailand News / Tourism tax postponed

The Thai government has announced the postponement of the planned 300-baht (US$9) per person tourism tax from June, to September, due to complaints from airlines. These fees are intended to help cover the cost of conservation at fragile areas and also assist with medical costs for tourists without insurance

Thailand Product News / ‘Eastern & Oriental Express’

The world’s most famous and luxurious train, offers a 4 day journey from Bangkok to Singapore, via River Kwai, Hua Hin and Malaysia

The Eastern and Oriental Express (E&O) with its elegant lounges and suites, panoramic windows, delicious cuisine and superb service, combined with the adventure of a journey through the heart of Asia, is a truly unique way to experience this wonderful part of Asia

Experience Asia can provide prices and reservations for this exciting program, which also runs from Singapore to Bangkok

Thailand Product News / ‘Best Beach on Earth!’

‘Koh Kradan island’ in Southern Thailand, was voted ‘Best Beach on Earth‘ by the UK website ‘World Beach Guide’ last month. This unspoiled paradise island has crystal-clear waters, soft white sands, and shallow reefs teeming with corals and various fish species

The easiest way to get there is by a flight to Krabi from Bangkok, then a ferry boat to the island

Experience Asia can arrange boutique resort accommodation plus transportation needs

Thailand Hotel of the Month / ‘Raya Heritage’ in Chiang Mai

Our new favorite boutique resort in Chiang Mai is ‘Raya Heritage’, a wonderful 38 suite luxury resort on the banks of the river Ping and just a 15-minute drive from Chiang Mai old town

Airy, luxurious rooms feature handmade wooden furnishings. All rooms have covered terraces and upgraded rooms come with private plunge pools: https://www.rayaheritage.com/en/

Thailand Hotel News / ‘Infinity View’ in Phuket

‘Infinity View’ is an elegant four-bedroom villa for intimate celebrations near Phuket’s Kata Noi Beach. The idyllic location offers complete privacy for small family holidays and is just five minutes from the beautiful white sands of Kata Noi and Kata

Experience Asia can also offer luxury villas and homes in other beach resorts around Thailand plus Vietnam and Bali

Vietnam Product News / ‘World’s Biggest Cave’

Discovered in 2022, ‘Son Doong Cave’ was certified by the Guinness World Records, as the most extensive cave in the world. The cave is located in ‘Ke Bang National Park’ (the largest national park in Vietnam) and has been known as ‘Cave Kingdom’, with over 350 caves, including the world’s 3rd largest cave/ Experience Asia can arrange a trek expedition to visit both cave systems

Bali Hotels / ‘Bisma Eight’, Ubud

‘Bisma Eight’, is located amid the lush green hills of central Bali, combining the traditional with the unexpected, in terms of design. It’s not the usual thatched roofed Balinese resort but there’s still plenty of Indonesian charm. Local art exhibitions and low-key soft furnishings are the perfect foil to the angular lobby’s raw concrete walls. https://bisma-eight.com/ 

Prices and more information are available from Experience Asia

The Last Word / ‘The Iceman Charity’ 

Experience Asia are proud to support the ‘Iceman Charity’ in Thailand, which was founded in 2004 by my good friend ‘Volker Capito’. The ‘Wat Sakaeo Temple’ complex was founded as an orphanage in 1942 housing ten children and today houses almost 2,000 children, becoming one of the largest orphanages in South East Asia. This is a really wonderful institution and a visit can be arranged with a chance to offer charitable support. More details can be found at: https://icemancharity.com/ 

*2024 Pricing for all of our Hotels and Experiences are now available

Please contact our Sales Manager at: sales-mgr@experiencetravel.asia

Wishing you all Safe and Happy Travels

Stephen McEvoy / Managing Director


Travel adventures in Thailand, Indochina and Indonesia



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