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PHUKET SANDBOX TO START 1 JULY 2021

Travel Exclusive Asia  is built upon decennia of experience, by two entrepreneurs who realized that tours in the region needed a new and different touch. Rowing against the stream, we believe it is all about putting you and your clients central and in the spotlight.

Travel Exclusive Asia is the brainchild of tourism industry veterans André van der Marck and Gerben Bloemendaal and with wholly owned operations offices in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Saigon and Yangon, Travel Exclusive Asia offers remarkable tailor-made journeys in Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar.

These are tailor-made journeys designed for travelers that offer the chance to get to really know a destination in unique and memorable ways.

“We want to radically change and create ‘different journeys’ for our guests and business partners. Our tours are unique and unlike any other on the market,” says Gerben.
Previously the MD of ASIA DMC Myanmar, Gerben opened Travel Exclusive Asia’s Vietnam and Myanmar offices in March 2020.

André, already with a longstanding hospitality career under his belt, opened his own DMC in Thailand in 2016 with ASIA DMC as partner. By the middle of 2019, he had completed a successful management buy-out and continued to operate under the ASIA DMC brand leading up to the Travel Exclusive Asia debut.

Then in March 2019 COVID hit us all, and we had to rethink. We spent our time to conduct a lot of training to staff and local guides. We then embarked on a lot of inspection trips in collaboration with the TAT. Put our IT backbone in order and even looked at creating local packages.

We also put a very strong emphasis on Sustainability and with Travelife and Local Happinez which we are fast tracking now.

A year after doing all the above, we are happy that we can announce the reopening of Thailand by means of the Phuket SANDBOX which came into effect on 1 July 2021. Although it is not all written in stone (we still have some queries that for now go unanswered), we are happy to be able to update you on how to apply to come to Phuket, Thailand without official quarantine. This only applies to fully vaccinated guests from the 66 countries mentioned. This list of ‘approved countries’ will be updated by the Thai government twice a month. Read all about it here.

As always, you can mail us with any queries at: mailus@travelexclusiveasia.com

SHA CERTIFICATE TRAVEL EXCLUSIVE ASIA – Prestigious Award Granted!

On Monday 17 August 2020 Travel Exclusive Asia Thailand was awarded the prestigious Amazing Thailand Safety & Health Award (SHA).

The Amazing Thailand SHA certification is a unique scheme aimed to prepare the Thai tourism industry for the recovery period post-COVID-19 pandemic and enhance confidence amongst international and domestic tourists.

Travel Exclusive Asia Thailand is very proud to have been awarded this certificate as it is a confirmation of the dedication of our team towards hygiene standards, and most importantly safety for our guests and partners alike.

WHERE WE ARE

Our team of experts in Bangkok, Saigon and Yangon create unforgettable journeys that are unique and unlike any other on the market. All tailor-made journeys in Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam are designed for the discerning traveler.

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