Thailand Handbook – Everything a Travel Agent Must Know

With easing lockdowns & restrictions International travel is picking up pace and Indian travellers are ready with their bags packed to visit their much awaited dreamy destinations.

The news of Thailand reopening for tourism from November 1 has filled tourists with joy as it is one of the most preferred destinations by Indians. 

Thailand is a complete destination in itself and provides an immersive experience from street food, culture and heritage to some of the most beautiful beaches of the world.

The best time to visit Thailand is from November to April, temperatures are cooler and you get picture-perfect days for outdoor activities.

Travel Guidelines

  1. Fully Vaccinated Indian Travellers can now visit Thailand without any quarantine requirements. 
  1. Tourists must have a negative RT-PCR test before boarding from their home country and another RT-PCR test on arrival in Thailand.
  2. All visitors must have a valid travel health insurance to cover potential COVID-19 related costs.

You can share the latest Guidelines with your customers of the reopened destinations at TravClan Portal.

Visa Regulations

Both on arrival visa and prior visa application facilities are available for Indian travellers going to Thailand. If your trip is for less than 15 days it is advisable to get a visa on arrival. On arrival visa facility is available 24*7 at the following airports :

  • Phuket International Airport
  • Don Muang Airport, Bangkok
  • Suvarnabhumi International Airport
  • Samui Airport, Surat Thani
  • Chiangmai International Airport
  • Hatyai International Airport, Songkla

If your travelling period is more than 30 days you must apply for visa early in The Royal Thai Embassy in either of these places : 

  • New Delhi
  • Chennai
  • Kolkata.

Some Off-Beat Destinations

This pandemic has surely set some new trends in the travel industry and most of the tourists now prefer secluded and offbeat destinations for their getaways.

Thailand’s remote Islands and crystal clear waters are the most exclusive honeymoon destinations. Peace, privacy, social distancing, soothing beauty and everything else you need to leave behind the stress of 2020 Thailand promises to deliver.

Here is a list of some of the most romantic couple friendly islands in Thailand :

  1. Koh Lipe

This is a bucket list place for Scuba Diving enthusiasts because of its pristine and clear blue water and highly active marine life. This is certified by the government as one of the most hygienic diving destinations. 

  1. Koh Phangan

This is a must visit for couples. Boating in the clear water or enjoying a sunny day on grey beaches feels amazing. Sunset views from here are so mesmerizing.

  1. Koh Kood

This island is the house to one of the most famous observatories on our planet. Dense forests and magical waterfalls surely make some of the most memorable experiences.

Exhilarating Experiences

Not only as a destination but also in terms of experience, Thailand is very unique. It offers a wide variety from food, spirituality, villages to culture and festivals. People say one trip to Thailand will make you fall in love. 

Culture and tradition is given a lot of respect in Thailand. You can even see Ramayana shows and visit religious temples. Witness the calmness of budh culture in famous buddhist monasteries.

The beauty of Thailand is that it is not only famous for its fancy places but for its clean and scenic villages as well. Nature and wildlife enthusiasts love visiting the local rural tribes here.  It is also well known for the grandeur of festivals celebrated here and are very similar to Diwali and Holi in India.  

When it comes to food Thailand is quite similar to India whether its street food or exquisite cuisines. You just need to know a few words in the local language to relish the amazing delicacies.

Visiting Thailand is once in a lifetime experience and getting this done on the bucket list is itself a treat to the soul.

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