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Sawadee Ka and welcome to the Land Of Smiles! Thailand is located in South East Asia , made up of 1430 islands there is something for everyone in this popular holiday destination

Welcome to Thailand! What they call the Land Of Smiles! Thailand is located in South East Asia , made up of 1430 islands there is something for everyone in this popular holiday destination. Known for its iconic temples, ancient ruins, stunning beaches, opulent royal palaces, wellness retreats  and it is also a shoppers paradise. 
Experience the Thai way of life eating authentic Thai  food in the streets,  dive into the heart of the culture here and enjoy the sights and sounds of this diverse destination. 

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When to visit

Thailand  enjoys a tropical climate and is relatively hot all year round, although officially it has three main seasons – hot , cool and wet. As  Thailand is located between vast areas of land and water , it is impacted by both the summer and winter monsoons. The best time to visit is November –  March when you can expect a delightful (25 – 32 degrees ) and the humidity is minimised. For travel to Koh Samui , it is recommended to go March – June to make the most out of this tropical paradise.

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Official language
Thai
Local currency
Thai Bhatt
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Helpful Information

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Health And Safety

Thailand is a very safe country , normally free of crime and dangerous diseases.  The Thai people always have respect for each other. It is expected to always be respectful too. To help ensure a relaxed and safe holiday, It is recommended though to take some precautions before you go.

Before you go –  It is always highly recommended that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy prior to your trip.  It is also a good idea to see you’re a doctor for the latest information on any health risks and to receive any required vaccinations.

Food Related Illness -  Travellers diarrhoea can be a common concern when travelling to a foreign country. Stick to bottled water , no ice in drinks and also brush your teeth with bottled water. To avoid contracting bacteria, look for restaurants with a high turnover of customers and those that prepare freshly cooked food. Generally street food on Thailand is quite safe , but always use your judgement when choosing the vendors. If you experience stomach upsets , take rehydration salts  and stay hydrated. If the problem persists  seek medical attention.

Heat and Sunburn -   The climate in Thailand is not something that most visitors will be used to. In fact it is often the change in climate that attracts people to such an exotic destination in the first place. Sunburn can happen very quickly so it is important to apply and reapply a reputable brand sun screen with high UV protection. Over exposure to the sun can cause people to feel light headed , confused and irritable and can definitely spoil ones holiday. Stay hydrated  by drinking lots of water as heatstroke can be an even more serious consequence of  over exposure to the  sun and  may require hospital treatment.

See and Do In Thailand

Events and Festivals -  Thai Festivals are usually related to religion however there are many others that relate to daily living such as Rice Blessing Ceremonies and also Long Boat Racing Festivals. Thai events and festivals represent the true Thai people. Some events and festivals are celebrated all over Thailand while some are held in specific provinces.

Health and Wellness –  It seems as though healing and good health comes easy in Thailand thanks in part to deliciously healthy food, beautiful natural surroundings , first class practioners and caring hands. If being pampered is on your list there is no finer place to do so.

Foodies  Heaven -  Learn to cook like a local with a Thai Cooking Class, Browse food markets for ingredients and then get hands on creating delicious , classic Thai  dishes at one of the many traditional Thai Cooking Schools.

Beaches -   Some of the best beaches in the world are in Thailand , offering sparkling blue seas and  sunset strolls , the perfect place to find a spot  on the sand and enjoy the sun.  At the more popular beaches , they are lined with cafes  and restaurants.

Diving   - With the Gulf Of Thailand to the east and the Andaman Sea to the west, diving in Thailand ranges from fringing reefs , deep drop offs and wrecks to tunnels and caves. It is loved by divers across the globe. There are large numbers of independent dive shops, dive centres attached to major resorts and liveaboards throughout the major diving areas. Your challenge will be choosing the one that’s right for you from the many available. 

Getting around

Thailand has many different modes of transport which come in all different shapes and sizes! These are often quote different in the smaller towns and cities compared to the capital city Bangkok. Bankgkok in fact has everything when it comes to transport  and a variety to meet everyone’s needs.

Tuk Tuk’s -   The Tuk Tuk is an iconic symbol of Thailand and most tourist’s favorite way to get around. They are a 3 wheel , open air motorized vehicle that is a cheap form of personal transport usually owner operated and come in many colours and designs.

Taxi –  Thailand has a taxi system that is very reasonable thanks to the meter system that was recently introduced. Traffic is heavy in cities like Bangkok however the comfort of air- conditioned taxis is usually a welcome relief from the ridiculous Bangkok heat.

Motorcycle Taxi –  Motorcycle taxis are your best bet if you are looking for cheap, immediate transport for short distances. They can be found in both big cities and smaller towns.  The standard rates for a motorcycle taxi start from as  little as 20 – 50  Baht

Bus -  Thailand has a developed bus transport system and a bus can take you almost anywhere in the country. It is the most used transportation used in the country and can be hailed down on the side of the road and buy a ticket on board.

Ferry -  Island hopping can be done by Ferry such as from Phuket – Koh Phi Phi. There are a large variety of ferry services available ranging from the smaller ferries that take 60 passengers up to the larger ferries that can accommodate up to 400 passengers and are better at handling the sometimes choppy waters.

Planes -  Flying can be the most expensive but quickest way to travel around Thailand. You can get pretty much anywhere I n the country in under 2 hours. Thai Airways is the countries national carrier however there are also numerous , smaller budget airlines.

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FAQs

Who are Entire Travel Group?

Entire Travel Group is celebrating 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family owned, award winning business, with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday package.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

What are Entire Travel Group famous for?

Well, put simply - we’re famous for building things. We offer an exclusive range of pre-designed, purpose-built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences. The packages are delivered by our global network of handpicked suppliers, who also provide on ground travel support to our clients.

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is ATAS Accredited. ATAS, which stands for AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme is administered by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). AFTA is the industry body for the Australian retail travel industry. We are also a registered member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO).

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was awarded “Best Specialty Wholesaler” at the 2019 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA), which are held annually by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).

The awards recognise quality and excellence in the Australian travel industry. We were extremely honoured to receive this recognition and we will continue to deliver the best service and value to our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?
  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.
What is an independent holiday package?

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of all the attributes Entire Travel Group offer - we have settled on “Experience” as the one quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. That’s how our tagline “When Experience Matters” came to life and encapsulates our business in three words, as experience does matter!

We have been operating for many years and have the experience to determine what sightseeing, duration and accommodation style makes a great itinerary. Our technology is continually enhanced, giving our team the ability to provide a great customer service experience. Our relationship with our operators is extremely strong, which ensures we are confident of the travel experience and on ground support for our clients.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

Do Freedom of Choice options cost extra?

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.
What is the Safe Travels program?

This specially designed program allows travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world who have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols, so consumers can experience “Safe Travels”.

For more details please visit - Safe Travels Stamp | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

What happens after Book Now?
  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.
What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?
  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.
How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?
  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
  • TravelPay is a level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which gives you peace of mind that your payment card data is in safe hands.
  • Entire Travel Group does not store any credit card information.

For more details please visit - Security and Compliance - TravelPay

Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Why do some packages not offer the ability to Book Now on the website?

If a package on our website does not include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, it will not be available to Book Now.

Due to the boutique nature and limited capacity of some travel experiences offered, they have strict payment and cancellation policies. (e.g., a remote bear lodge in Canada with only a few cabins).

Although technically possible, we have decided that it is impractical for us to try and sell these type of travel services on-line. We believe it is important that such product is discussed, so that we can ensure these strict payment and cancellation policies are understood before we proceed with a booking.

For such product we may act as an agent only for the principal suppliers. Where we act as agent, your contract for the delivery of travel arrangements will be with the principal supplier and will be subject to their Booking Conditions.

We will advise you prior to confirming your booking if we are acting as agent and we will confirm the details of the principal supplier. Our responsibility to you where we sell travel arrangements as agent for the supplier is specified in the ‘Responsibility’ section of our Booking Conditions.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

How does a Travel Agent make a booking?

Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.
How do I contact Entire Travel Group?

For more information please visit - Contact us | Entire Travel Group