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19 Jan, 2017

Mr. Suparerk Soorangura, President, Thai Ecotourism & Adventure Travel Association

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.

Date and Place of birth: 10 January 1951, Chachoengsao

Education: Assumption Commercial College, Thammasat University, Faculty of Economics

Marital status: Married with two sons.

Position: Managing Director,  N.S. Travel & Tours Co Ltd.

Work Experience

Betagro Co.,Ltd.

1974-1990: Australian Embassy, Bangkok 

1990-Present: -N.S. Travel & Tours Co.,Ltd; SERENATA Hotels & Resorts Group

Business positions – Managing Director, Director

A. Travel Agency Business

– N.S. Travel & Tours Co., Ltd.

– World Collection Travel Co., Ltd.

– Easy Vacation Co., Ltd.

– International Education Promotions Co., Ltd. (IEP)

B. Hotels & Resort Business  (Branded under Serenata Hotels & Resorts Group)

– River Kwai Resotel 

– River Kwai Floatel 

– Hintok River Camp

– Hotel de Bangkok 

– The Legendha Sukhothai Resort & Spa 

– Le Charme Sukhothai Resort 

– The Rock Hua Hin Beach Resort & Spa 

– The FloatHouse River Kwai 

– Home Phutoey River Kwai Resort 

–  Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort & Spa

– Lampang River Lodge 

– Hmong Hilltribe Lodge 

– The Paradise Koh-Yao Boutique Beach resort & Spa 

– The Legend Chiangrai Boutique Resort & Spa 

– Pai Hotsprings Spa Resort 

– The Bangkokians International Hostel

C. Transportation  / Cruise Business

– Trans Asia Express Co.,Ltd.

– Trans Asian Lines Co.,Ltd.

– Cruises Asia Co.,Ltd.

D. Other Tourism Related Business

– Travel Mart Co.,Ltd.

– Campac International Co., Ltd.

– Narrowcasters (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

– Thailand Burma Railway Museum

– Beccofino Italian Restaurant, Chiang Mai

Honorary Positions

1989-1990: President, Association of Domestic Tour Operators (ADTO)

1994-1996: President, Thai-International Education Consultants Association (TIECA)

1994-Present: Tourism Curriculum Committee, Rangsit University

1997-2001: President, Thai Ecotourism & Adventure Travel Association

1997-2000: Advisor, Korea National Tourism Organization

1997-2002: Committee and Vice Chairman, The Foundation For The Protection of Environment and Tourism

2001-2004: President, Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA)

2001-2004: Committee, Tourism business and Tour Guide Bill

2003-Present: Advisor, Nature Explorer Magazine

2002: Advisor, Tourism Subcommittee, House of Parliament

2006: Committee, Tourism Industry Council of Thailand

2006-2007: Advisor, Minister of Tourism and Sport

2007-Present: Committee, Thai Society of Travel Medicine

2008-2014: Advisor, Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA)

2008-Present: Advisor, Thai Ecotourism & Adventure Travel Association

2008-Present: Advisor, Kanchanaburi Tourism Business Association

2009-Present Advisor, Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA)

2009-Present: Curriculum Committee, Tourism Management Faculty, Sukhothai Thammathiraj University

2010-2012: Committee, Foreign Chamber of Commerce 

2010-2013: Committee, Tourism Acceleration and Development Committee,  Ministry of Tourism & Sport 

2010-Present: Tourism Curriculum Committee, Mahasarakham University

2011-Present: Advisor, Barefoot Travel Magazine

2011-Present: Committee on Thailand Tourism Industry Awards, Tourism Authority of Thailand

2011-Present: Tourism Curriculum Committee, North Bangkok University

2012-Present: Organization Risk Management and Internal Control Committee, Tourism Authority of Thailand

2013-2015: Advisory Board of Tourism and Hospitality Management Mahidol University

2014-Present: President, Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA)

2014-Present: Vice-Chairman, Tourism Industry Council of Thailand

2015-Present: Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Morocco in Hua Hin

Source: Mr Suparerk Soorangura.