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Friday, December 10, 2010

Travellers be warned about Internet caf'e - you might get Zombied!

Zombie networks

Most all techo travellers will want to take advantage of WiFi networks, to browse the Internet. Some of the WIFI-Free venues are associated with coffee shops and food outlets such as Starbucks or McDonalds, or sometimes airports or libraries.

So if you saw a WiFi network called "Free Public WiFi" when you were travelling, wouldn't you be tempted to connect and give it a try?
Warning sign.Image via Wikipedia
Warning, warning  will Robinson - Warning Warning!

Don't. Despite its obvious enticing name, and it being available in many thousands of locations, it doesn't provide Internet access and may compromise your laptop's security.

It's due to a bug in Windows XP (fixed in SP3, but many users will not have installed that upgrade). When a non-upgraded computer can't find any of its "favourite" networks, it automatically creates an "ad-hoc" network (meaning one not connected to the Internet, just ready to connect to any other computer) with the same name as the last network it connected to.

Most of us can't resist lure of something free, so we connect (and the next time they turn on their laptop, it becomes the originator of the "Free Public WiFi").

A look at the laptop and application used to c...Image via WikipediaSo we unwittingly become spreaders of the zombie network. There are others, going by names such as "linksys", "hpsetup", "default" or "tmobile".

Whilst connecting to zombie networks isn't harmful by itself, it won't get you connected to the Internet. Worse, it is an ideal way for hackers to gain access to almost anything on your laptop. Some things are too good to be free...
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thai Language "I botched it"

HumourImage via WikipediaI just read a very funny article submitted in our forum about the humour and embarrassment between languages.  So now its time for me to confess my stumbles in learning / speaking Thai

I was the driver for my three (3) Thai friends to visit an Asia supermarket in Perth. While pushing the shopping trolley I asked Khun Pair (thai student) “what’s the word for Trolley?"

Her answer (I've forgotten) was challenged by Khun Tong (ladyboy thai student). We resolved the definition with a ruling from khun Angella (thai visitor and adopted mum of the two students).

P humourThe conversation drifted to the appropriate word for “driver” (of a vehicle) being “cup" as opposed to "Kee" which is more appropriate when you put your leg over something, like a motor bike or an Elephant...  ok but not ok...

As the 2 students dashed ahead Angella laughed to herself and then explained.. she told me the slang word “kee por” (meaning wife rides husband)!!!!  ah haa funny guy me.. thinks I would test my skill on the unsuspecting students. But I mangled it…

I said PaW (raising) instead of Por (middle). One is father and the other is Husband

So when I thought I was being cheeky, talking stating "Wife riding husband" they were bemused by my sicko atttidue of "wife ride daddy".

Being polite they said nothing, they looked down with a sense of disgust and walk off?
It was apparent by their body language my humour was not right?

I did not understand .....  yet Angella was rolling in tears of laughter… how can there be 2 radical reactions ?

humourI stood puzzled by the diverse reaction and turned to Angella seeking guidance. Angella graciously explained my foible or rather fetish. She thought it was hilarious that I made such a mess of it. I immediately chased after the 2 Thai students trying to explain the intended joke ... eventually I managed to convince them I did not have such tendencies or perverted thoughts..

At the time it was most awkward but now we look back and laugh about it a lot.   The more I quote this story the more confident I am about learning from mistakes...

Equally the opposite happened

Khun Pim was visiting from Thailand. There was a plumbing problem in the house and I mentioned I must attend when I get home from work. When I arrived Pim proudly bosted how she fixed the plumbing problem.

I looked quite surpirsed and having inspected the repairs I returned to the kitchen and praised her skill and said "how did you know how to do that"

Pic left: Khun Pim

Khun Pim looked me squarely in the eyes and produced a big beaming smile and an expression of great satisfaction and achievement, like someone was giving a speech for saving the world!

She boldly declared "I'm a pervert"!!

I recall coughing up my glass of water, whipped the spill from my face and said "your a what"?

again she said "Pervert", my expression had changed from humble to disbelief as I said "are you sure". By this stage Khun Pim realised something was wrong, her expression changed to a puzzled look but yet she continued to pursue the stance of a winner.

I explained what a "pervert" is and she was horrified.

We went back over the options and resolved that she wanted the word "Expert" and moved forward. It's now 2 years later and I use this example every few months, it always gets a laugh and opens up the channels for everyone to start trying speak another language without fear of too much embarrassment.

The article that I just read is submitted in our Forum - it's very funny but there are some rude words so we shifted the article to Members only - this link - click here

There are articles about Tongue twisters in the  forum .. use ths tag word "compare" to see them - click here

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Want to know more about Thai - Visit a Thai restaurant

Thai food and cuisine is an integral part of Thai culture and Thai people are particularly proud of it. Many foreigners to Thailand fall in love not only with Thai people/land/culture but also Thai food.

The first step taken by many contemplating Thailand is a visit to a Thai restaurant to become familiar with Thai culture and the country. Indeed, as part of the Royal Thai governments’ initiative, an alluring atmosphere and the traditional Thai smile are essential components in making the Thai restaurant experience ‘not just a meal but a journey.

In a recent worldwide poll Thai restaurants and Thai cuisine were voted No.1 out of four of the world’s most popular cuisines.

A breakfast in the Isaan region of Thailand, s...Image via Wikipedia
There has been a surge in interest in Thai cuisine and Thai restaurants worldwide. There's a mass market consciousness of Thai food that wasn’t there ten years ago.                    

   Reporter: Phill Smith 

WA Thai Community website displays Thai Food by Region, Street Food, Eating Etiquette and much more.. read more

Monday, October 18, 2010

Google explain how to D.I.Y. SEO (Search Engine optimisation)

Google have published a starter kit for SEO.   It's a beginners guide to the basics of Search Engine Optimization. The guide covers around a dozen common areas that webmasters might consider optimizing.


These include title and description meta tags, URL structure, site navigation, content creation, anchor text, and more. These area would apply to webmasters of all experience levels and sites of all sizes and types.  Throughout the guide many illustrations, pitfalls to avoid, and links to other resources that help expand the understanding of the topics are provided.

The first guide was released about two years ago.  The newest edition contains:
- Glossary to define terms , More example images, Optimize your site for mobile device, Clearer wording .

Here is the online magazine

Do you own a Business  - be found in Google

Google changed the name of what was called the “Google Local Business Center” to “Google Places.” The rationale, according to the press, is to better connect Google Place Pages with the place where local business information is claimed, entered and enhanced:
Why? Millions of people use Google every day to find places in the real world, and we want to better connect Place Pages – the way that businesses are being found today – with the tool that enables business owners to manage their presence on Google.

read more

Friday, October 15, 2010

Golf info anywhere Thailand is now FREE

After great debate and enthusiastic discovery we have the solution.

With great support of Thailand's popular Map service "Longdo" we have commissioned the "Golfers" map Thailand. All golf courses Thailand on a live interactive map (see link below)

pic golf map (click to expand)

Visit the map page, see all the golf courses on a map, zoom get directions or links to their websites, leave comments about the courses

We sent in our super snoops to sniff out everything Golf in Thailand/Bangkok: Golf doctor, Simulator, Shopping Centre, Tours and Games, Course Maps, Course Ratings, Course Summary, Iphone Apps and we present it on 1 page, but more we show the best connections for inbound Thailand.
We introduce the best inbound partners to ensure maximum return for your handicap.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

สวสัดีค่ะเพื่อนออสวาไทยทุกคน Thai Party Perth WA - cool photos


Aus and Thai enjoy the event

Arwee with Khun Seefaa (retired President of TAAWA) with Mechelle (crowned Queen)

ปาร์ตี้เมื่อคืนสนุกมากๆเลยค่ะทุกคน ดื่มแชมเปญไปขวดนึง แดนส์กระจายกลางฟลอ แขกมากกันเยอะมากทั้งไทยฝรั่ง ฟิลิปปิน หลายสัญชาติ หลายประเทศมารวมตัวกันที่ปาร์ตี้ และเข้ากันได้อย่างไม่น่าเชื่อ อาหารอร่อยมากค่ะ ถ้าได้ลองนั่งอยู่ตรงนั้น คงจะนึกภาพฝรั่งหน้าเครียด แก้ม แดง เหมือนจะร้องไห้แต่ก็ไม่ร้องออกใช่มั๊ยคะ แม่นแล้ววววค่ะ หนึ่งในเมนูที่ทุกคนชี้ไปและสบัดมือเป่าลมออกปากกันไป ต่างบอกกันว่า เผ็ดๆๆๆๆ อิอิ ตลกดีค่ะ
แต่เมนูที่อร่อยที่สุดในงาน อืมมมม ชอบปลาราดซอสพริกค่ะ เผ็ดร้อนขอองจริง อร่อยมากๆ ท่ามกลางความหนาวเย็น ^_^ มีการแสดงรำไทยภาคต่างๆนบเวทีระหว่างที่ทุกคนพูดคุยและดื่มกัน อย่างไม่ลืมหูลืมตา แล้วมีรายการต่างๆขั้น ทั้งแจกรางวัล ร้องเพลง คาราโอเกะ โอ๊ยยยยยบรรยากาศอบอุ่นเป็นกันเองมากๆค่ะ

ขอขอบคุณผู้สนุบสนุน อาสาสมัครทุกคนนะคะ ถ้าไม่มีทุกคน คงไม่มมีงานปาร์ตี้สนุกๆแบบนี้เกิดขึ้น

Hi Auswathai's friends,

Collage Picture of the night
click to expand

I went this party with Auswathai's family last night.There were many people from Thailand and Australia and other countries.We had Thai food and Thai perfomance. All is from volunteers (thanks). I had fun a lot especially when everyone was dancing, chatting, taking photo, sharing experiences, drinking and eating Thai food. I hope There will have this kind of event every year. I had lots of fun wearing Thai costume and dancing with rock and roll music!!!

Thank you all volunteers and supporters, without you there is no party ka.

Photo slide show click here to the Forum article at the bottom of the article is link to Photo album and link to my travel diary experience in Perth WA (lots of Photos)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Salute to the Majestic Malai a Skal Skipper

Tourism Thailand salutes Khun Malai

His Tourism journey spands more than 50 years.

Mr. Malai Sakolviphak started his career with Pan American World Airways on July 1, 1949. There were about 9 international airlines operating to/from Bangkok at that time. He worked through various departments, until the last position as Director for Thailand, Laos and Myanmar from 1982 to 1985.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thailand Service Industry is Magical

HAVING recently return from my annual pilgrimage to Thailand, I am pleased to acknowledge the continuing congenial culture of the people from the "Land of a Smiles" scored with their excellent service, which was delivered straight from the heart.

Reporter: Spindle

Whether it was the masseuse at the dainty and unassuming foot-massage shop or the concierge where I stayed, their actions and mannerisms were consistent with, I believe, an intrinsic Thai cultural trait which causes them to exude both a natural and genuine humility, affable and warm hospitality which we in Australia can learn a lot from.

Compared to the our “Lucky Country”, I am sure Thailand has not had as many "courtesy" campaigns to inspire the population to achieve such high levels of service delivery. I think the Thai add Khun Kaa" sums it up.. see this link below.  In Thailand, you will notice every encounter starts with "Sawasdee ka" (Hello) and ends with "Khob khun kha" (Thank you).

Case in point:
My friends and I were taking a stroll along Sukhumvit Soi 19 after dinner one evening when it began raining (nothing new really)..

The rain should be accepted as a clear sign that you should be in company of others and so we did. Instead of braving the elements and getting drenched we hopped into the nearest foot-massage shop.

After subjecting our feet to an hour of pleasure we made our way out the door, only to be confronted with a flood that had risen along the entire stretch. We tried to flag down a taxi, but to no avail and here is the wonder of Thai smile…

Noticing our plight, the masseuse approached us and asked us to wait under the shelter and she promptly took position in the flood waters and waded (more than ankle deep) to the middle of the street to wave down a taxi for us. She (Khun Anne) even made sure the driver reversed the vehicle as close to the curb as possible, so that we could enter it without getting wet.

We all share the view/comments that She didn't have to do this, but she did and without expecting anything in return. We were enthralled and impressed by her actions.

Shopping at Central Department Store was another happy experience. No matter how many shirts and paints the sales staff showed great enthusiasm, not just about a sale, but about having the satisfaction of a satisfied customer. It did not stop there, the experience was repeated with most everything we did, be shuffling many pairs of sunglasses to DVD and electronics, no one showed any grumble about the endless changes we made, they just kept smiling.

It was the same when shopping at Platinum and again the famous MBK. My group was a bunch of guys and girls that had all sorts of styles and tastes so and constantly overriding each other and insisting on another style so there was multiple changes before a sale. We were taking a long time deciding, which included calling and sending text messages to family members back home to check on sizes, before making a purchase.

The stall owners were patient and appreciative that we were a customer (of sorts) and served us more than required (or what I’m used to back home). I noticed that regardless of where we went, be it Siam Paragon, Emporium or the Chatuchak Weekend Market, the experience was the same.

It felt good that the polite treatment and courtesy we received was not the template stuff that big brands have been known to dish out. The cold, formulaic classroom inculcation of service-oriented values will never be as good as the warmth that emanates from one's innermost spirit.

How do we foster that attitude within our society? The current "Brand Thailand" effort which the Abhisit Government is embarking on can only be a positive push for the country as a whole.

With their native DNA already in place, everything else should be a breeze.

Bangkok Tourism is guided by the leadership of a elite Networking group called "Skal International Bangkok". 

This chapter is part of the older and largest travel association the world.

Here is an "Unpublished" version of their Members Handbook for 2009-2010 - check our the players in this Network (place the cursor on the book to view).

See more about Skal Bangkok in the link below "Networks Bangkok".  

AusWaThai executives conduct monthly tours from Perth WA to Bangkok - if your an Exec looking to achieve more for Business or Social we have the networks. Join our Monthly tours or D.I.Y. .. from our website - Networks Bangkok

AusWaThai Travel - Thailand and the Aussie Community in Thailand

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Medical Tourism Thailand - it's special

Medical Tourism in Thailand

The three major hubs are Singapore, India and Thailand.  In 2006, Singapore claimed 374,000 medical tourists while India brought in over six hundred thousand BUT Thailand is so the SUCCESS STORY.

Enjoy success, contact a Skal International member, the worlds largest travel group. More about Skal in "links" below".

Thailand is a world leader in the medical tourism industry and the country’s private hospitals and clinics are able to perform all kinds of surgeries from heart procedures to hip and joint replacements. Bangkok has several hospitals that are used to receiving foreign patients, and the number of hospitals means that it’s easy to get a second opinion and find a doctor you’re comfortable with
Reporter: Peter

Thailand is the undisputed heavyweight of the industry, drawing over 1.2 million medical tourists.  Thailand’s two largest medical tourism targets are the Bumrungrad and Bangkok Hospitals, which annually treat 400,000 and 150,000 foreign patients, respectively. 

Thailand Cosmetic surgery
The prices for elective surgery can be a fraction of what they would be in the west, with the quality level being consistently high. While common procedures such as face lifts, tummy tucks and breast augmentation are widely available, Thailand is also a world specialist in sex reassignment surgery. Procedures of this nature include almost everything .. I’d tell you more but then you’ll know what I did last summer !.

Thailand Dental tourism
Thailand is known for its masterful dentists. Many Westerners make up to three trips over the period of a year to receive extended dental surgery, and still come out saving significant amounts of money. The dental equipment used in Thailand is on par with some of the best in the world, and the dentists are very well trained. Procedures available include crowns, dentures, laser teeth whitening and bridges.

Thailand Alternative medicine
The Thais have long been practicing alternative medicine and many practitioners using herbal medicines and holistic approaches are available. This sector is beginning to attract foreign attention, particularly the country’s wellness retreats, yoga workshops and chiropractic treatments.

Thailand Health spas
The spa industry is big business in Thailand. Thais and foreigners alike take advantage of the many spas in the cities, where saunas, steam baths and every kind of massage are available for much less than the going rate in the west. Spas here are well suited to catering to international tourists and cost-saving packages are available at every establishment.

Bangkok Medical Tourism
Bangkok is Asia’s leading medical tourism destinations, earning an international reputation for excellence. Their Western-trained doctors and hospitals offer amenities and service to rival those in Western countries.

All of Bangkok’s private hospitals feature English speaking doctors and nurses who are accustomed to dealing with medical tourists. Equipment is state-of-the-art, as are the procedures and care that they offer.

Bumrungrad is one of Bangkok’s leading hospitals . Other hospitals in Bangkok offering excellent facilities and procedures for a fraction of the price include Bangkok International Hospital, BNH Hospital.

what we offer you:-
the opportunity...DO IT YOURSELF; save money, enjoy a budget, timeframe and a holiday...  
We don't sell you anything, we don't need too!
We promote good ideas and let you decide for yourself
the fact is everyone that comes is overwhelmed by the genuine care and service.

If you think it was a good thing then offer our site to your friends

Aussie Medical Tours - Bangkok - D.I.Y. our join our monthly tours Bangkok Medical
We show costs and everything we neededto know before we used the service.  Welcome to call us at AusWaThai for obligation free chat at AusWaThai. 

Skal International Bangkok - Worlds Largest friends travel Association

Health check - see the brochure below

Friday, October 1, 2010

Meet your new Personal Travel Assistant

TripIt-Pro helps you tame the chaos and complexity of travel.

Pic left is a summary of the "Pro version" (click on the image to expand the view).

It has all the awesomeness of TripIt for organizing your travel plans, plus a suite of features that keep you in the know, on the go. All for less than the cost of a sandwich lunch at the airport each month.
Here's what happened and why you should know.

lets see ... Co ordinate events with others, set Business with social, sync the events, the people, the places, who has changed what... and keep it all in a folder ...

A folder for Lloyalty cards, flight bookings,  accommodation, calendar of dates, business cards!!
Now a need a reminder to take that folder so I don't dejected form the VIP que or locked out of my hotel room when I arrive at some ungodly hour.

A few months ago a friend suggested this FREE software! He said "TRUST me" (I don't, but I'm glad I looked.. it's a WINNER). 

I downloaded the FREE version, gave only a few minutes setting up my profile (I didn't do it properly Doh!) and I was "up and away" (remember the movie "up and away" with George Clooney .. what a beauty).

I immediately hammered it! expecting the software to buckle and thus justify my decision to be impatient setting up the profile!   I emailed it's server my flight and accommodation bookings (without modifying any content) and within a minute or less back came confirmation that my itinerary was updated! 

How did it do that ? I don't know! I don't care! it works.
I have access to the data from my desktop or my mobile device 24/7 - no more paperwork!
Hmmm I was impressed.

I revisited the profile, added key contacts (family and travel colleagues) and they now auto receive notice of my travel including changes. Now, at my leisure,  I check one (1) URL to see which of travel buddies are going where and when.  If needed I change my schedule to catch them at a destination and presto everyone in my inner cycle knows of the changes.

The latest updates: Somehow it knows if their is a better deal on your flights and sends you sans email?  How does that work?  who cares!

I still don't understand how their server (in milli seconds) extracts data from an email and updates my schedule? who cares! it works!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tourism Thailand shares a vision with the Skal Titans

Skal International Bangkok members were honored by special guest Governor for Tourism Authority of Thailand, Khun Suraphon Svetasreni with his brief on TATs planning and goals.

Picture: Collage photos of the event

September 14 luncheon was a SELL OUT.  If I was not so anxious to see TAT’s vision and hear 1st hand from the Governor I would have seriously considered the scalpers offer for my ticket.

I’m glad I resisted the Scalpers offer! The presentation was impressive, but none more than the Governor by his Hospitable character; at the close of the event his team had to wait another hour or so while Khun Suraphon gave  an individual goodbye to all that sort his audience.  I know because I was waiting to catch a photo and my impatience was overcome by respect as I observed his "Jai yen" fellowship, a genuine wiliness to chat with people. I did get the photo, several in fact, and more conversation with this gentleman than I bargained for. He has my vote as an Icon of Thai Hospitality.

About the Governor Tourism of Thailand
As veteran of the travel and tourism industry, Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni joined the organisation in 1977 contributing to the success of the kingdom’s notable global destination marketing campaigns, strategic and tactical marketing campaigns.

Picture: Suraphon Svetasreni

His appointment to Governor  earlier this year was a natural progression having conquered many  charters in his illustrious career, in undertaking all of these roles. Mr. Svetasreni has always endeavored to meet the needs and expectations of the Thailand tourism industry with dedication, Professionalism, and finesse.

Over 20 years of experience in marketing communications, advertising, and public relations, both in Thailand and overseas, have proved a tremendous asset in Mr. Svetasreni’s role in spearheading Thailand’s tourism achievements.

Thailand - SukhothaiImage by vtveen via Flickr Thailand is now recovering from a turbulent year and Mr Svetasreni has good reasons to be optimist. Once again, Thailand is bouncing back from a gloomy time, and quicker than expected. Mr. Svetasreni indicated international arrivals to Thailand had a positive growth from January to July totaling 8.7 million travelers. All markets are recovering strongly except but a few.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Aussie Expats trying Thailand excel at Expo Bangkok

For more than a decade Bumrungrad International Hospital has been home for the “Living in Bangkok Expo for Expats”. In the early weeks of Sept the Hospital reception (it’s so big) and their pavilion is the champion of hospitality.
Reporter: Arwee

Our winner: Aust-NZ Womens Group with their Publication "Bangkok Guide"

Pic: Expat volunteer Julienne displays the "Bangkok Guide" to visitor Phill Smith.

"It's awesome, we bought it" (a follow up report in production)

Living in Bangkok is a one stop service for expatriates to learn about the community's local products and services. With annual attendance exceeding 3,000 it’s a major attraction for new settlers to see everything on display.
Discover resources and activities that can help you reinvent yourself, at Bangkok's famous annual event for expatriates.

There are activities and discussions promoting key areas in the life of a new resident.

These include target sectors such as discovering the many aspects of Thai culture and adventure, basic "survival" needs like banking, schools, etc., contributing to the community, and developing social networks.

The Directory of Services and resources is extensive and gaining so hand contact with so many competent and experienced expat service providers makes it a must do event.

Even frequent visitors to Thailand will gain from this excursion, discounted memberships and promotional incentives are offered during expo so everyone can win.

To see the Video News report and Photo Gallery click here to visit our Forum

We bought the latest edition of Bangkok Guide, published by "Aus-NZ" women's group. The book is some 400+ pages filled with high quality content, invaluable for expat and travellers. The publication includes 2 smaller books (a phone director and Map).  See our forum article for a Photo of the book and link to more about Bangkok Guide.

Aussie Community Thailand try auswathai

Thursday, September 23, 2010

หญิงไทยกับชายต่างชาติ (ฝรั่ง) Foreign Men meet Thai Women

วีดีโอ 2 เรื่องนี้ ฉันไม่ได้ให้ความสนใจเกี่ยวกับการค้าขายบริการ(มีทุกแห่งในโลก) แต่ฉันสนใจและรู้สึกชอบเกี่ยวกับการบอกเล่าเรื่องราวหรือประสบการณ์ชีวิต เมื่อในวันหนึ่งคุณต้องเจอและต้องเลือกหนทางชีวิตของตนเอง อีกทั้งความคิดเห็นเกี่ยวกับวีดีโอของแต่ละคน ทำให้ฉันเรียนรู้เข้าใจการใช้ชีวิตของคนไทยบางคนและชีวิตของคนต่างชาติบางคนที่มาท่องเที่ยวหรืออาศัยอยู่ในประเทศไทย

author: forum member K999

2 this videos. I did not focus on “buy” or business (No one place in the World). But I’m interested and feel like telling stories about life or experience. One day when you have to see and to choose way of life. Also comments on videos. Cause I can learn and understand the life of some Thai and some foreign tourists at Thailand or living in Thailand. OK. I hope Foreign and Thai are lucky..

Read more - see forum article with 2 videos - great viewing - click here

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Small Business get free google adds with Google Coupons

It's horrific ..

Just how many businesses are failing to take advantage of the free marketing options in Google.
What's that, you say? Google offers a FREE coupon option?
Image representing Google as depicted in Crunc...Image via CrunchBase 
Google introduced the idea of Google Coupons more than a year ago and yet, so few businesses are using this feature to market their business. It's so easy and only a few minutes to upload an offer which might be catalyst driving someone to your business instead of the one down the street.

I'm surprised at how many people either didn't know this or had forgotten.

Google announced the service last year.I've put together a quick tutorial on setting up a Google Coupon offer for your business. Setting up a Google Coupon is pretty easy. In fact, you could do it while you drink your morning coffee.

example of a google coupon

First you'll need to head to the Google Local Business Center. You'll need a FREE google account, then you can update your FREE business listing and/or click on the tab that says "coupons" and head straight into setting up an offer.

Don't worry .. there is loads of "help" and if it's not easy just type in the help issue into google and someone will have created a YouTube video for you to follow

The other option is to contact someone in SME that offers the service and check the fee structure to your budget. Austhai web service offers such a service for Australian market visit

All you need to do is figure out what you will offer in terms of an incentive to the consuming market
be it a discount or rebate or some added value benefit and the time frame ie., expire date of the offer and that's it

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Skal Members Bangkok are a guiding light for Tourism

Gratitude of thanks from Thailand by the Prime Minister Khun Abhisit Vejjajiva to Skal International Thailand

about Skal International Thailand

Membership comprises group of leaders in the Tourism Industry in Thailand. Skal activities, increase awareness, benchmarking and collaborative networking for the collective benefit of all. The "Skalians" club was formed in 1956 to establish Skal Club of Bangkok.

The displays of friendship and amicable spirit by the founders and members of the club were so impressive it led to the formation of Skal Club of Pattaya and Skal club of Chiangmai.

 The clubs joined forces to establish the Skal National Committee and their synergy and magnetic energy brought forward the establish of other Skal clubs. 

What is Skal International?
Skal is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship.

It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry.

Globe icon.Image via Wikipedia Its members, the industry's managers and executives, meet at local,  National, Regional and International levels to discuss and pursue topics of common interest.

The first club was founded in 1932 in Paris by travel managers, following an educational tour of Scandinavia.

 The idea of international goodwill and friendship grew and, in 1934,the "Association Internationale des Skal Clubs" was formed with Florimond Volckaert as its first President, who is considered the "Father of Skal".

Skal Int., Bangkok networking Luncheon July 2010
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Skal International today has approximately 22,000 members in 480 Clubs throughout 89 nations. Most activities occur at local level, moving up through National Committees under the umbrella of Skal International headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos,Spain.