About us and the WebsiteThaifocus is the Internet division of Gem Travel, a bonded, Tourist Authority of Thailand approved company that has been involved in almost all aspects of Thai tourism since 1987. We are based in the Northern Capital of Chiang Mai in the popular night bazaar area. We have been a hotel wholesaler since our company was founded. Car Rentals, exciting eco-tours as well as air and ground ticketing are also part of our on-line network.
In 1996 our manager - Ms Sangduen Chailert (Lek) - founded Elephant Nature Park. This award-winning conservation effort is involved in cultural preservations, elephant rescues and educating the public to the sad plight of these wonderful mammals. Part of our proceeds from all travel products goes directly elephant care. :-)
The site was opened in January 1997 and is aimed at the discerning traveller demanding choice, flexibility and direct contact with the operator and hotels they wished to use. It is still growing, in fact it will never be completed as we bring you the latest information on Thailand and the region.
Within the site you can learn about such diverse aspects as Thai cooking to the weather in the country. Our Travel News is now on board and keeps the independent traveller informed of many options. There is something for everyone in our pages, which now number over 1,000 and are continually growing. A real active web resource for any friends of Thailand.
Navigating the site
From the home page http://www.thaifocus.com you can direct yourself to any part of the site. If you do manage to get lost click on the Thaifocus icon at the top left hand corner which is displayed on most pages.
We are from the Northern Thailand area, a partnership of expat and local management and staff. We live in the country, know the area well and are in a much better position to advise you on the attractions than overseas travel agencies. Also what you spend with us goes directly into the local economy.
So, as you can see we are quite different from most newcomers to the web. Our tours, hotel deals, Elephant Park, flight deals, car rentals and other services have all been developed in over a decade of experience.
When you deal with us you can expect a safe, convenient and prompt travel service with numerous bookable facilities at your fingertips.
Welcome to our site and we hope you enjoy our pages.
Any comments, dead links or site improvements would be more than welcome. Please feel free to contact us.
This page can be reached by different parts of the site. To go back to your previous page please use your browsers "Back" button.
Finally the Thaifocus icon below is a clickable button that takes you straight back to our main home page so you can never get lost. It appears on just about every page on our site!
Our office in Chiang Mai
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