A favourite reporter on one of Australia's top morning shows, David “Robbo” Robinson presents alongside the show's personalities Ita Buttrose, Denise Drysdale, Jessica Rowe, Joe Hildebrand and Sarah Harris. His Thai adventures take him through Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Doi Inthanon National Park before heading to the beaches of Koh Kood, Koh Kham and Koh Rang.
Robbo's journey began before he even left the ground, with the eponymous Thai hospitality and service on board his Thai Airways International flight.
“Flying THAI from Australia to Thailand introduces travellers to Thailand and to the unique Thai culture from the minute they step onboard the aircraft. Robbo's journey was off to a flying start with THAI,” said Mr Prin Yooprasert, Director, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Thai Airways International Australia.
Domestically, Robbo connected from Bangkok to Trat with a VIP treatment by Bangkok Airways, “Asia's Boutique Airline”, according to Mr Chulin Kocharoen, Offline Sales Director – Europe, Americas, Australasia & Africa.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) was delighted to show Robbo the 'hot spots' of Thailand.
“Thailand always offers unique Thai local experiences, from cultural treasures in the North to underrated beaches in Koh Kood, Trat,” explained Ms. Rujiras Chatchalermkit, Director TAT Sydney.
“We always say… 'Discover Amazing stories in Amazing Thailand'.”
The Managing Director of Insider Journeys, Tony Mayell, concurred.
“It was terrific that Robbo and his viewers have the opportunity to see the beauty and diversity of Thailand,” said Mayell. “While Thailand's beaches are deservingly popular, the country has so much more to offer – it's truly a balance of cultural and coastal gems.
“Robbo's itinerary really scratched beneath the surface to deliver true highlights. From snorkelling and speed boat tours, to a night Tuk Tuk food tour, national parks, adventure activities and cultural centres, his seven days were jam packed.”
Robbo's Itinerary at a GlanceRobbo's route showcased treasures beyond the well-known city and beach destinations such as Phuket and Koh Samui.
He first travelled north to explore Chiang Mai, a city famous for its history, culture and unforgettable wilderness. Next, on to part of the Himalayan mountain range, the breathtaking Doi Inthanon National Park which is home to evergreen forests, extraordinary waterfalls, interesting flora and fauna and two chedis (stupas) dedicated to the King and Queen's 60th birthday anniversaries.
He stopped at the beautiful eco-mountain village of Mae Rim, for a thrilling trip through the treetops and jungles, with a combination of Zip lines, abseiling, sky bridges and forest walks suspended high up above the valley floor.
He then headed to the majestic untouched island of Koh Kood, which offers pure peace and tranquillity with its emerald waters, white sand beaches tropical rainforests, breathtaking waterfalls and traditional village life, and on to see the abundance of marine life at Koh Kham and Koh Rang before heading back to Bangkok.
For those who are keen to explore Thailand and follow Robbo's footsteps, Insider Journeys has developed a private travel itinerary, starting from $2,250pp* twin share, plus international flights with THAI from $657pp*.
Consumers are also being given the chance to win a Thailand city-beach-nature holiday. The competition prize includes 2 nights at COMO Metropolitan Bangkok for an urban escape, 3 nights at the exclusive COMO Point Yamu in Phuket, and 2 nights in Chiang Mai. Return economy flights with THAI Airways International are included in the prize.
For more details and to enter, visit: http://www.insiderpromo.com.au.
Robbo's full adventure in Thailand will be broadcast on Studio 10 across three segments airing between 8:30 – 11:00 am on 1, 3, and 7 February 2017.