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Reasons why people book with South East Asia Dreams   

For over 30 years, South East Asia Dreams (former South East Asia Divers) has aided Travelers in creating world-class vacations and one-of-a-kind adventures all over the globe.

Ever since the company was established, we have always concentrated our efforts in producing quality and exciting packages to our guests. Because Serving our clients with the best experience is a HUGE responsibility that we take very seriously. It takes teamwork and a solid commitment to good communication, excellence, and industry best practices to serve our guests in an excellent manner.

Safety

Our is Safety Policy features new health and safety procedures from the moment you arrive to the moment your leave.  So, We continue monitoring WHO Guidelines, Ministry of Health guidelines & the local authorities’ guidelines as well as our operators to keep our commitment to keeping our guests safe during their vacation with us. The transport fleet is constantly monitored in all destinations, to ensure our vehicles operators meet the highest international safety standards, and always glimmer with a high shine so our guests ride in style.

Medic First Course for all our staff

In reply to the CoVid-19 pandemic, South East Asia Dream stepped up and created the Post Covid-19 Health & Hygiene Statement and Measurements for South East Asia Dreams Guests and Operators (https://news.southeastasiadreams.com/travel-tips/covid19-health-hygiene-statement.html) which all our partners and operators required to follow to keep our guests safe during their whole trip.

Inspired

Because We love and life in Asia and have a passion showing Southeast Asia to our guests and friends through our eyes. So, It is our goal to provide our guests with a vacation exceeding their expectations. We are full of ideas – we want to share these ideas with you, so that you can have the holidays that you always dreamed of. For 2021 we will explore more new destinations around the world to show you the best secrets and unique places our globe has to offer.

Value – Quality vs Quantity

It is quality rather than quantity that matters.” (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

And this is what South East Asia Dreams are standing for. The Competitive pricing combined with a high level of service. And Our innovative working techniques and cooperation with our selected partners ensures that you get best value for money.  So, To give you the best experience you can have we are

  • only work with the best local operators
  • Extensive choice of comprehensive and flexible itineraries
  • Selection of unique and special hotels
  • Usage of only local, licensed and professional guides on sightseeing tours
  • Only private up to small group (max 4-6 pax)
  • Avoiding mass touristic places
  • No hidden costs, by including of all transfer, Entry fees included at all museums, historic attractions and National Park Fees
  • Meals included in many packages

Personal Consulting from the beginning

Fast responses to all your inquiries supported by personal contact from your travel consultant.

Our goal and commitment to you, our valued guests and your holiday dreams means that you will have one of us by your side. One of our professional consultants will looking after your interests, from the first moment you contact us.  He/she will with you from the time the planning process begins, during your travel until you return home safe from your dream holiday!  Link zu how to book with SEAD

To keep you informed of all the latest news, we provide regular updates via our SEAD Blog, Social Media Pages and our “SEAD newsletter”   Link um den Newsletter zu bestellen

 Guests Feedback and reviews

Your feedback is our engine and inspiration.  You will be asked kindly after you return home to complete a short questionnaire. Your feedback good or bad is very important to us. We take all feedback to heart and very seriously. Evolve our service on an on-going basis to better meet the changing needs of our customers.

Challenging us on an on-going basis to improve our service to better meet the changing needs of our customers.  continuously improve our service

South East Asia Dreams Awards

In the Category South East Asia Business Awards 2020. South East Asia Dreams has been officially recognized as “Best Online Boutique Travel Agency 2020” and with the “Excellence Award for Unique Scuba Diving Experience 2020”, was for us a great achievement.   (https://news.southeastasiadreams.com/press-releases/apac_award2020.html)

South East Asia Dreams Product Range

We constantly define new ways to cope with the ever-demanding change in customers’ requirements.

Explore our selection of unique travel experiences around the world. Our wide range of programs will give you the option to plan your individual holiday experience to exactly meet your needs.

Following are only some of the unique services, South East Asia Dreams can provide.

  • beach holiday on a remote island
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South East Asia Dreams Affiliation Partners

South East Asia Dreams Partners

Our team works exclusively together with well-known and long-established partners & operators. Quality at a reasonable price, responsible management and a huge selection of options guarantees you an unforgettable experience.    Link to the blog

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Health & Hygiene Statement and Measurements for South East Asia Dreams Guests and Operators

We have taken steps to ensure international health and hygiene standards have been put in place on all our tours. The local regulations always and primarily apply. In addition, references are made to the country-specific regulations and the general regulations of the local health ministries and the WHO International Health Organization.

In General and all the time the main regulation is to

Wear a mask and practice social distancing.

When interacting in person, everybody must wear a mask and maintain a minimum of 2 meters of distance from each other at all times.

 

General Guests Greetings

  • Contact-less Greetings – To ensure physical distancing, all the team from the driver, guide, hotel or any other member of the team will rely on country-specific hand gestures,
    • such as the traditional Thai wai greeting;
    • Korean jeol bowing;
    • the hand-over-heart gesture or just Palms together in front of your chest and slightly bow your head .

 

Arrival & Departure Transfer

  • Welcome clients greeting and maintain social distancing
  • Guides / Driver will give our client a proper briefing to the clients on the measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and request them to cooperate for their health, safety, and environmental concerns.
  • The Driver should sanitize the van before every assignment using a disinfectant cleaner for all touchpoints and keeping a log of the cleaning activities with time and signature of each disinfection
  • Drivers and Transfer Guide must wear face-mask during the whole time of duty and guests must wear masks during the whole transfer. The team will provide the hand sanitizer to guests prior to entering the vehicle.
  • Vehicles seating capacity might be according to the government directives
  • The driver should clean the baggage handles  before handing back the luggage to the clients

 

Sightseeing / Excursion

  • Welcome clients at the pick up points and maintain social distancing
  • Guide will give a proper briefing to the clients about the daily itinerary including measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus and request to cooperate for their health, safety and environmental concerns
  • Reducing numbers of clients in vans.
  • The driver should sanitize the vehicles before every assignment using a disinfectant cleaner for all touch points in the vehicle Including seats, handles, arm rests and seatbelt.
  • The driver and Guides must sanitize the vehicle on a round trip every morning thoroughly and will keep a log of the cleaning activities with time and signature of each disinfection
  • Driver  and Guides must wear mask during duty
  • Provide hand sanitizer for clients every time they reenter the vehicle after a sightseeing or break stop on entering the bus

 

SEAD Health Hygiene Statement for Representative and Guide

  • welcome clients with a minimize physical contact and maintain social distancing
  • Representatives should wear the face masks to meet guests during every client/hotel visit
  • have to use hand sanitizer regularly before and after every clients meeting
  • keeping a log of each client’s visit with detailed timing and client’s name
  • will report any health issues or any sickness of themselves or any family/household member immediately to our head office
  • will report any health issues or any sickness of a guest immediately to the hotel reception and as well to our head office
  • Give instructions to the guests to follow the social distancing.
  • are firmly required to check that covid-19 regulations and precautions are observed at all hotels, restaurants, museums,

 

Policy and Regulations for Hotels within SEAD Health Hygiene Statement

Hotels are in general following the guidelines issued by the local bodies. Management should train the Employees in enhanced cleaning routines, both within personal hygiene and new cleaning routines, following COVID-19 guidelines provided by local health authorities.

Enhanced cleaning:

  • The reception area and hotel lobby are disinfected at least once an hour and regularly ventilated.
  • Check-in takes place individually, with the number of people limited to two from one booking, with the maximum reduction of procedures.
  • Hand sanitizer  are available at the reception.
  • The reception desk, payment terminals and room keys are disinfected on a regular basis and must be disinfected after each check-in.
  • Guests should keep a safe distance in the waiting queue for the reception.
  • Reception staff work in disposable gloves, and the registration procedure takes place through a protective glass or in face shields.
  • Each guest room is complete disinfection of furniture and equipment available in the room. In particular a telephone, mini bar and TV with remote control.
  • The management should change the bedding of each guest room according to safety standards and using disinfectants.
  • Detailed disinfection of all bathroom rooms is carried out every day using single-use materials and disinfectants
  • All Hotel staff incl reception, housekeeper, cleaning etc work with mask while maintaining a safe distance from guests.
  • Door handles, handrails, light switches, doors leading to the corridors and staircases are disinfect several times a day.
  • The corridors and hotel lobby are should be ventilate several times a day
  • Regular disinfection of the hotel elevator takes place, at least once an hour,
  • Restaurant staff work in disposable gloves and masks / face shields, maintaining a safe social distance.

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Post Covid-19 Health & Hygiene Statement and Measurements for South East Asia Dreams Guests and Operators

Post Covid-19 Health & Hygiene

Statement and Measurements for

South East Asia Dreams Guests and Operators

When borders are open and our guests are ready to travel again, we are here to support them. The safety of our guests, our employees and our partners has always been and remains our highest priority. We have taken steps to ensure international safety measures such as physical distancing and cleaning measures have been put in place on all our tours.

Our Post Covid-19 Health & Hygiene Statement and Measurements Policy features new health and safety procedures from the moment you arrive to the moment your leave.  We continue observing WHO Guidelines, Ministry of Health guidelines & the local authorities’ guidelines as well as our operators to keep our commitment to keeping our guests safe during their vacation with us. Our transport fleet is constantly monitored in all destinations. Because to ensure our vehicles operators meet the highest international safety standards. And always glimmer with a high shine so our guests ride in style.

We are committed in creating safe experience for our guests. Health & Safety, and latterly also hygiene, are among our top priorities. Thailand for example created a Safety and Health Administration certification. The SHA provides sanitation and safety standards for tourist. We, at South East Asia Dreams are making sure that all our operators and partners within Thailand are certified under this certification.  More about SHA… . Our DMC (Destination Management Company) are additional are signed in for the Thailand Hygiene Plus Initiative. This is a great Initiative from Thailand’s DMC’s. More info about THIP…

All our operators and supplier in other destinations have signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) where they guarantee that they will follow our strict Health & Hygiene Statement.

Please find below just a view of our standard Hygiene Guideline which our operator in detail:

Health & Hygiene Statement and Measurements for South East Asia Dreams Guests and Operators 

 

Be Smart & inform yourself about corona virus

Protective Measures against CoVid 19

Wash your hands

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What is the Thailand Hygiene Plus Initiative (THPI)

Thailand Hygiene Plus Initiative | %%sitename%% On the 16th of July 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand DMCs Meet to Create Uniform Health & Safety Standards Ahead of Tourism Restart.

The world has seen the complete stop of travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, the DMC community in Thailand has been hard at work formulating and fulfilling standards. So, that standards will solidify Thailand and its tourism facilitators as a destination that is safe for travel. The Thailand Hygiene Plus Initiative (THPI) has been developed by a group of leading Destination Management Companies (DMCs). They are working in Thailand’s tourism industry to create a safe and healthy environment for travelers. because Their aim to get the message out to potential travelers.

The standards cover six areas:

  • Offices,
  • Staff,
  • Ground Teams,
  • Meals,
  • Vehicles and
  • Transportation, and
  • Sports Equipment and Facilities.

The standards include but are not limited to those to be certified by the “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration” (SHA).

All the operators agree to sign and implement the operational element checklist.

And One of the members said; “When COVID hit the industry our collective focus was on the fast and safe return of the travel. The implementation a of united standard for future travel, formed through the collaboration of our peers, was natural.”

He added: “Collectively changing for the better. To create a safe and healthy travel experience for each DMC’s travelers shows that we are in this together and stronger as one.”

And One other mentioned; With the THPI, responsible DMCs in Thailand are giving international tour operators solid proof and meaningful assurances that we are taking great and proactive hygiene measures in order to restore confidence while traveling.”

The initiative will implement infection prevention measures to ensure that travelers have an enjoyable experience. Knowing that they are in the best of care. Travelers will have greater confidence in Thailand as a safe and healthy travel destination.

And We of South East Asia Dreams are proud to confirm and assure that we only use DMC in our destination who also have implemented and have signed-up to the Thailand Hygiene Plus Initiative (THPI).

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The What is “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration” (SHA) project

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The Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration project is a result of cooperation between:

    • the Ministry of Tourism and Sports,
    • the  TAT
    • the Ministry of Public Health,
    • the Wing of Disease Control,
    • the Department of Health and
    • the Sector of Health Service Support,
    • Government and private sector organizations involved in the tourism industry.

Together they aim to make tourism a part of Thailand’s disease prevention and hygiene measures. To ensure that both Thai and foreign tourists have a positive experience and they are happy and confident in the hygiene and safety standards of Thailand’s tourism products and services. So combining public health safety measures and companies’ high-quality service standards, we can prevent the spread of COVID-19. Because it will improve Thailand’s tourism products and service standards.

So, Various boards in the tourism industry are in charge of inspection and certifying the result of improving a workplace according to the SHA standards.

Types of workplaces:

There are 10 types of workplaces:

  1. Restaurants / diners,
  2. Hotel and Meeting place,
  3. Tourist attraction,
  4. Transportation,
  5. Travel agency (only local),
  6. Health and beauty,
  7. Department store and Shopping centers,
  8. Sports for tourism,
  9. Entertainment,
  10. Shops.

The TAT grants SHA  certificates and assigns a serial number to successful entrepreneurs. It records it in the database of the list of entrepreneurs who have received the SHA certificate. The entrepreneurs have to comply with the SHA  standards because otherwise, TAT can cancel the SHA certificate.

SHA gives hygiene and safety measures for tourists. During the re-opening time of companies or services, tourists and service receivers are asked to provide any suggestions by TAT. Data can be used for more improvements. Companies will be randomly inspected by the board.

Another Project inside Thailand is the cooperation of DMC’s which built a uniform Health & Safety Standards

more details about SHA 

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