Thailand's extensive railway network is not traditionally associated
with luxury travel, but Bangkok-based luxury DMC, Smiling Albino, is looking to
"reimagine" train travel through its customised offerings.
These curated half, full and multi-day rail journeys are tailored to
corporates and private groups between 10-30 people, who can hop onboard
the State Railway of Thailand’s newer SRT Prestige railway cars.
Larger groups can also be accommodated.
“There were not many upscale options until now. With the new SRT
Prestige bogies, coupled with our themed experiences, we want people to
join us to 'reimagine train travel', and bring a whole new level of fun
and comfort to this century-old culture," said Daniel Fraser, co-founder
and CEO, Smiling Albino.
Themes can range from Gatsby-like 1920’s train capers and Halloween
railway mysteries, to festive holiday trips to historical locations.
This will include outfitting the carriages in relevant themes as well as
on-board entertainment depending on the destination and concept of each
The DMC also highlighted the advantage of the ease and accessibility
of train travel, which allows guests to be immediately immersed in the
region, while utilising existing infrastructure and keeping to a
sustainable form of upcountry travel.
An all-inclusive bespoke half-day journey will start from 200,000 baht (US6,671).
Source: Travel Weekly Asia