Travel Checklist

Friendly and fun-loving, cultured and historic, Thailand radiates a golden hue, from its glittering temples and tropical beaches through to the ever-comforting Thai smile.



Thailand has a VISA on Arrival for 19 countries, you can use this link for more details


The VISA EXEMPTION RULE allows tourists from 64 countries1 to enter Thailand without a visa. They are granted to stay a maximum of 30 days, for more details please check the link

If your country does not fall under any of the above category, please visit the below link



Shangri-La, the official hotel is only 45 minutes away from the international airport. You can book your airport transfers through the hotel or you can use our local travel agent, the rates and contact details are as follows:

Toyota Commuter Van VIP 1,500 Baht per van one way

Toyota Camry 1,200 Baht per car one way

Mr. Kamal Parekh
AARYAN Tours & Travels
1249/159, Gems Tower, 19th Fl, 159B,
Charoenkrung Road, Suriyawong, Bangrak,
Bangkok – 10500, Thailand
+66-945-355-155 | +66-864-112-790



Shangri-La is the official venue for the Congress. We have special room rates for the Congress:

For hotel reservations, please use the following link

Deluxe Room & Deluxe River View Room – Single occupancy at THB 6,000.-net/room/night

Deluxe Room & Deluxe River View Room – Double occupancy at THB 6,500.-net/room/night

Ms. Chanathorn Jiraritthamrong is our point of contact for the hotel, her email is Please contact her for any special requests.


Banks or private money changers offer the best foreign-exchange rates. When buying baht, US dollars is the most accepted currency, followed by British pounds and euros. Most banks charge a commission and duty for each travellers cheque cashed. Current exchange rates are posted at exchange counters.

Popular Money Exchangers:
SuperRich Thailand


Credit cards as well as debit cards can be used for purchases at some shops, hotels and restaurants. The most commonly accepted cards are Visa and MasterCard. American Express is typically only accepted at high-end hotels and restaurants.

Contact your bank and your credit-card provider before you leave home and notify them of your upcoming trip so that your accounts aren’t suspended due to suspicious overseas activity.

Debit and ATM cards issued by a bank in your own country can be used at ATMs around Thailand to withdraw cash (in Thai baht only) directly from your account back home.