FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS
faq's - Thailand - visit FAQ Travel Thailand
faq's - Exec Tours Bangkok - see below
The Successful Executive appreciates the benefit of Outsourcing. Outsourcing means appointing a competent 3rd party to manage a necessary task in order to achieve a measured return on investment.
T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More
if the FAQ's do not answer your query contact us for immediate attention
Busting myths is great satisfaction
Our satisfaction is the acknowledgement from so many visitors
"Oh my God this place is quite amazing".
Some believe in the culture "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story", others find it easier to justify their fears and reservations.
Some people are Tourists, others are Travellers
Buddhist culture is "open mind" accepting of others, avoid conflict, no violence, massive respect and politeness - it's a good thing!
Phuket (Patong Beach) is essentially Tourism culture, it's a good entry point and we do recommend it. You can view our opinion on Locations
You will not have the save "value added" options anywhere outside of Bangkok, however why not do both. Phuket (Patong) Tourism culture good entry point then transfer to Bangkok.
Soi 19 Sukhumvit, Wattana, Klong Toey
it's a hidden Treasure, (well it was)
Many venues are familiar with our "Logo", everyone in the Soi is a friend..
We created a Community web Directory "Asoke Soi 19 ".
We made Tourism books (linked from that Soi Directory) for everyone to use.
You can D.I.Y. but 1st timers should use services to ensure you enjoy the best, we have a unique connection with A.P.A.C. (Personal Assist and Concierge services). it's priceless
Background updated: 2010-11
We created a Travel Thailand website but it's difficult to combine topics of interest for all age groups and personality types.
The feedback was the website is boring ie., it's too general .. it is therefore only an "entry point" site and other sites are developed to cater for specific topics.
ETB is not for the family, unless you have a specific "Value proposition" (other than a low cost budget holiday, in which case your welcome to use our FREE D.I.Y. tour ideas).
so why "Execs"
We needed a focus...
we decided to focus on a niche market which compliments the AuswaThai "Mission Statement".
We believe we can show Executives the "wellness" of the Thai Culture and these leaders can introduce that culture into their Business (foster a better culture for employees) and that will run off into the Community. To understand this better please see the video above called "it will bring you back".
Rejuvenation - business is booming, you need to sharpen the saw. take some time our for genuine hospitality that is 2nd to none.. "there can be but only one"
Personal Rewards - Team Building
Business is booming - reward the achievers (it's a lot less than the cost of replacing them) and building rapport infuses loyalty and stability in the organisation.
1. Flight (Econ) ($1000 to $1300 seasonal)
2. Accommodation ($40 to $200 per day 3 to 5 stars)
3. PA service ($60 to $250 per day 3 to 5 stars)
4. Living expenses are considerably lower than Aus on all price points of Bronze/Silver/Gold
Minimum tour cost - based on 4 days
Flight, 4 star hotel, meals, daily events and PA service approx aud$2700 pax (min 4 pax)
The PA service is ideally 1 x PA per 3 guests.
If you invest wisely you will profit. Apart from the indirect gains there are specific opportunities "Shopping" (Corporate or Personal), Business Network introductions, see the cost comparison model "Cost and Savings".
Australian based (owned) business
should consider financial incentives (rebates) available from Austrade.
If you are or intending to "export sales of your goods, services or intellectual property?
then check the Austrade Eligibility checklist. We consult to export groups and have inbound Corporate network links.
References - past groups/visitors:-
I have no doubt once you experience the difference you will no longer measure price ... it's a Vibe thing! see more below separate window
The idea was was conceived and sponsored by SME Thailand and W.A. refer to the page titled "About us" for details of the sponsors.
We combine ideas and sharing skills to produce a program that provides value added. Visit our website AusWaThai it offers links to all supporting features Bilateral Travel, Forums
A. Personal Assistant Concierge ...(laeh kha suan dtua)
If your an Executive you'll already know the benefit of delegation.
Our objective: Ensure a seamless experience - we Orientate, Translate, and Negotiate
PLEASE NOTE: Our P.A's are not Professionals nor are they tour huides. We prefer you consider them travel assistants, local people that show great enthusiasm for your custom. Our PA's are either University students or local workers within our "Tour Residence" or Biz Community.
T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More
2011: There are two (2) types of service required.
The main function is "Personal attendance" but we know some people prefer to have a "standby" (phone support) when you want to D.I.Y.
Personal Attendance - day &/or evening to Orientate, Translate, Negotiate
Standby (phone support) 24/7 - it's nice to know you have a friend!
(This service is included with Personal Attendance)
If you have committed to a budget on the promoted products and services (refer cost and savings) you will know how much your saving. The small cost of a PA ensures you arrive to venues, complete purchases and have a call back support ie.,, returns.
Internet Services in Thailand can be erratic, at known times. Mornings are fastest and later in the evening, well you just don't know what will happen (we can explain why). Many venues offer FREE WIFI but sluggish!
2010-08 a traveler was hit with a bill of aud$3,000 for 2 wks calls and internet use from their Australian carrier!!!
after many hours of lobbying the majority of cost was waived - "Prevention is better than Cue" see the tips
we show you
a. the benefits of using a local Thai sim for calls or Net and
b. how to minimise you mobile costs
2010-10 another visitor was hit with costs of aud$3,900 for 4 wks ... they did not act on our FREE advice!
It's critical to have a mobile phone - and a major saving using a local Thai number
A local Thai number can be bought at any 7/11 shop or pre order from us.
Tip: Divert your calls to your Thai number (check before you leave with your carrier and test the process).
· Why all this trouble – your only here for a few days, time is precious
· Save TIME –if your travel companions want to browse, you can keep going and stay in touch.
keep in touch with your P.A. 24/7
cost: Thai sim card: approx 200 baht + call costs at approx 1/3 of Australian rates
NB: your P.A. can not call your Aus mobile number (unless you pre pay for international call rates)
Note: Mobile phone calls and Mobile Data Roaming are separate and different costs structures in each Country!
Be warned: International Roaming costs are extremely expensive
Please avoid the shock of a horrific phone bill on return to Australia! (search the net and see for yourself).
Call your service provider and check data roaming package options and if your phone is/is not locked.
2. if your "roaming", reset the download count on your mobile to zero so you can monitor download usage.
3. we show WIFI free venues in our Longdo map page, otherwise ask the venues.
it is extremely difficult to control the "background" roaming usage - we therefore recommend you divert your calls to a local Thai sim and use Thai net services which are substantially lower!
Mobile phone: Thai Ph sim card 200 baht + 300 baht credit. Approx aud$16 (bargain).. enjoy maximum calls and minimum downtime
Mobile internet: approx 900baht per month unlimited download. Approx aud$32 (bargain)
nominal service fee applies, the fee is waived if you are already using a P.A.
Incoming calls on your Aus Phone number (diverting to you Thai number).
If the call is likely to be protracted tell the caller you will call back, this will eliminate the cost of the diversion from your aus phone.
Calling back to Aus
if at a WIFI venue or if you have Thai mobile net you can use Skype (if you have skype credit) or Iphone app "Viber" otherwise use the Thai mobile number which will be much less then the Aus mobile costs.
how do I know I will get good service?
what is good value
a: general it's around 50% saving ..
a: refer forum article (below) ie., pre send info but if not convenient make sure you visit the clinic ASAP for consultation and enough time to return for treatment.
If you can not pre send info at least discus general requirements with us for a general timeframe. Remember in Thailand they work longer days so many things can be done.
Our Directory of Dental Clinics in Bangkok - some venues include their price structure
Why golf in Bangkok
What is the best time to play golf
in the meantime see Golf media this website, top right hand corner of website enter search word "golf"
Feedback from Tour groups (guys and gals) in 2010-2011
4-6 days tours - average spend aud$400 - $800
was it good value - excellent value
why: prices were much cheaper, the P.A. service made it seamless, Orientate, Translate and Negotiate.
PDF: testimonials to be added: in the meantime see forum article
see shopping topics this website, top right hand corner enter search word "shopping"
why tailor made
why this tailor
what is best buy
what is best practice
Why tailor made?
Why this tailor - Ambassador Tailors
Located in our Tour
Residence Open every day and most evenings
Internationally recognised (clients world wide)
They visit Australia every year for re orders
The offer our clients Corporate rates
What is best buy
BONUS include your Name, initials or logo refer webpage photo album for samples
What is best practice
A Great model for Staff "team building communcation" exercise and value added (they can then order personal clothing tailor made at corporate rates)
Delivery: Collect during your visit or by post or carried by our Monthly visits to /from W.A.
Corporate rates: 2009-11 Indicative: Shirts 800-1,200baht Suits: 6,000-20,000 baht.
The quality of the material determines pricing or bring your own material. Several tailors available for price comparison!
Timeframe: 2-3 days for average size order (6 shirts and 2 suits)
Options: YOUR Company Logo or YOUR name or initials - unusual logos will require more lead time.
Inspect and populate good ideas it's not an obligation - it's an opportunity read more....
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