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Updates from the Andaman Coast!

Moken Village Fire Update

Check out the latest news from the Moken village and how you can help with long term relief aid efforts https://mailchi.mp/44037e20af60/moken-village-fire-relief-3401581

Guidebooks As Travel Resources

We are pleased to be featured in a great guide book that features how to’s, best destinations and travel tips for Southeast Asia. Online guidebooks are becoming more popular and a great way for travelers to check out sustainable travel options on the go. Plus, they save paper:) Check out our listing in Roughguides. https://www.roughguides.com/destinations/asia/thailand/getting/

New Year, New Programs

Andaman Discoveries has been working hard over the past two years to seek out new community partners and also other community based tour operators based throughout this beautiful country. We believe that by creating partnerships with companies that share the same ethos on community based tourism, that the small niche of sustainable tourism will begin to become mainstream.  It also makes it easier to help guests traveling with a sustainable focus, to find programs that are suitable for their needs. […]

Sustainability in 2019

As we enter a new year, Andaman Discoveries is looking forward to continuing our goal of being transparent with our sustainable practices.  We completed our Travelife Audit and were awarded Travelife Certified. The process was extremely educational in looking at our company as a whole and how sustainability fits into our company’s core functions and how it will be monitored and evaluated to ensure continued success, implementation and growth. Areas that we really updated and worked on involved our human […]

Homestay Experience Ban Talae Nok

My internship at Andaman Discoveries will almost come to an end. In this blog post I would like to tell you about my last homestay in Ban Talae Nok. I joined two sisters from England who had booked a three day, 2 night tour. I thoroughly enjoyed my second homestay experience and would like to tell you why! The food I can be short about my relationship with food: I just love eating 😉 I love trying new food that is […]

AD Staff Capacity Development

Guiding the Blind Last week Pi Bee and Noon followed a tour guide training in Ayutthaya. This training was focused on teaching guides how to work with blind tourists. The training was held from the 19th until the 21st of June. The Thai Research Fund (TRF) hosted the event in cooperation with the Thai Responsible Tourist Association (TRTA), Nutty’s adventures, Seable and the Thailand association of the blind. Every tour guide in Thailand who was interested could join the three day program. […]

TAT Familiarization trip Surat Thani

During the past three days Pi Tui and our intern Charlaine went on a trip to Surat Thani at the invitation of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). The TAT is an organization under the department of tourism and sports that promotes Thailand to (potential) visitors. They do this in many different ways and organizing promotional trips is one of them. From the 10th through the 12th of June the TAT hosted the “TAT FAM trip” or the “TAT Familiarization trip”. […]

Successful season for Moken on Koh Surin

The national park on Koh Surin closed on the 15th of May and will be closed to visitors for a few months. With the low season starting we would like to look back on the past season on Koh Surin. It has been a very successful season in which many people visited the Moken on this beautiful island. We received 20 bookings from responsible visitors who were interested to hear the stories of the Moken and witness their traditional way […]