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Responsible Tourism Training at Klong Nang Yon Community Enterprise

Last weekend Tui and Noon gave a presentation to the Klong Nang Yon community enterprise which is part of the Destination Development project by Prince Of Songkla University, Suratthani Campus.  5 local business group members such as Homestay, Bamboo Rafting, Boat rafting, Restaurant and Resort were participated in the meeting. They are interested in learning about responsible tourism. At the meeting, we discussed abouhow to be a good interpreter, Principle & guidelines for a successful community development and how to […]

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”. […]

My first homestay experience

Last week I had the opportunity to come along on one of the tours of Andaman Discoveries. A family of three from Canada had booked the Moken immersion tour for 3 days and two nights so I joined Noon and the family on this trip. I am so thankful that I was able to join them and experience a homestay for the first time in my life. Moken Immersion The tour we went on is called “Moken immersion” and takes you […]

Meet our new intern!

Hello everyone! Last month I joined the AD team. With this blog post I would like to introduce myself.

Sustainability Matters

Andaman Discoveries strives to stay and evolve as a sustainable tour operator. One way of doing this is by looking at certifications that holds us to a high standard. We are currently a partner of Travelife and just submitted our Travelife certification application. The next step will be to have an audit in the office to ensure that we are following all the criteria and also have an action plan set in place to continuously improve our standards. It has […]

AD in the Community

Pi Tui, Pi Nat and Bang Hem from the community tourism team in Ban Talae Nok headed to Koh Yao Yai community based tourism training in partnership with IUCN. The community on Koh Yao Yai would like to open a homestay program and IUCN invited AD and Bang Hem to train them and have an open discussion about how to succeed in running a sustainable community based tourism program.  The first day was focused on introducing the principles of CBT […]

AD: Leaders of Sustainable Tourism

Andaman Discoveries has been announced as the runner up for the Thailand Green Tourism Awards under the category for best program created for foreign tourists. The award is issued by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), who has been working hard over the last year to promote community based tourism is southern Thailand. We have been working closely with TAT in connecting local communities and sharing our knowledge on how to create a sustainable homestay programs that are interactive for […]

Study and Service Groups

Get out, Give back and travel with a purpose! We would like to thank all of the groups that participated in study and service trips this year. You are all an inspiration and make Andaman Discoveries’ purpose and mission exceed expectations. You help not only the communities in Thailand, but also spread the word on sustainable travel when you return to your countries. We hope that planting these seeds of meaningful stories and connections will allow for more people to […]

See You Next Season Koh Surin

Thank you Moken Tourism Team Andaman Discoveries staff headed out for the close of the season meeting with the Moken Tourism Team. We gather feedback forms from guests throughout the season to share with the team and make plans for the next season. It has been inspirational to see the Moken develop their own voice for their group, speaking openly about their concerns, hopes and positive aspects of participating in the programs. It is becoming a clear trend that the […]

Your Impact

As a Guest of Andaman Discoveries, you are directly supporting projects of our North Andaman Network Foundation. Fifty percent of Andaman Discoveries profits are given back to the NAN foundation and also donations that rebuilt into the program pricing. These projects make a difference in the lives of our local community projects and community members because they are things that are valued by these people as a way to have better lives. Take a look at how you have helped […]