Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has taken seven Australian travel agents and one New Zealand travel agent to experience the Land of Smiles.
The trip started off with the 7th Andaman Travel Trade in Phuket on the 10th December 2015, where the Agents refreshed their Thailand product knowledge by speaking to hoteliers and tour operators. Two lucky winners from the group swept up the Travel Trade door prizes, Liz Johnston from Buffalo Tours Sydney and Kim Gough from Flight Centre Adelaide, receiving return domestic air tickets from Bangkok Airways!
In the post-famil, they explored the Old Phuket Town, visited the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre, snorkelled at Similan Islands Marine National Park, visited Khaolak area and spent two nights ‘glamping’ at the Elephant Hills in Surat Thani, experiencing feeding, showering, scrubbing the elephants; followed by exploring the Cheow Larn Lake and forest (a man-made dam that has absolutely gorgeous views of hills within the lake).
Their time in Thailand ended with visiting the Grand Palace complex in Bangkok.