Gate 1 Travel Thailand Packages Starting at $599

Gate 1 Travel is helping to support Thailand’s tsunami recovery effort by continuing its program of tours and independent packages. Despite the disaster, the company reports that bookings to Thailand have been strong. Most of its itineraries concentrate on Bangkok, which is 500 miles north of Phuket. Chi


Gate 1 Travel is helping to support Thailand’s tsunami recovery effort by continuing its program of tours and independent packages. Despite the disaster, the company reports that bookings to Thailand have been strong. Most of its itineraries concentrate on Bangkok, which is 500 miles north of Phuket. Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, in the north, are nearly 1,000 miles away.

Gate 1 vice president of sales and marketing, Ilene Braun said, "Phuket itself was 80 percent untouched, with only 10 percent of its beaches affected. The surrounding areas are expected to be completely rebuilt within a few months.”

Braun also pointed out that there are currently no U.S. State Department warnings against travel to Thailand. And: "Although we have diverted our Phuket guests to Kosamui on the Gulf of Thailand, the rest of Thailand remains open and eager for business as usual.”

Braun feels that the Thai people need the support of tourism more than ever and Gate 1 is responding by keeping all its programs operating at full capacity. Gate 1’s customers are responding too, Braun says. "Letters from returning travelers indicate they have had a wonderful time and are very impressed with the Thai people."

Gate 1 Travel offers a wide variety of packages and tours to Thailand with roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles. Low-cost add-on fares are available from cities nationwide. Airport security fees of up to $200 are additional.

A seven-day “Affordable Thailand” independent stay in Bangkok with five nights at the Bangkok City Inn is priced from $599 per person, double occupancy, including roundtrip air fare from Los Angeles and airport transfers. Upgraded hotels are available. Optional sightseeing excursions are available from $17 for a half-day tour of Bangkok. There are also 12 and 15-Day “Affordable Thailand” options.

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