Following the long delayed opening of the airport rail link between Suvarnabhumi airport and the city centre in August 2010, Bangkok has put itself at the cutting edge of travel by opening an airport check-in facility at Makkasan station. Travellers can now check their baggage in when in town and make the rest of the journey to the airport and the departure gate without the burden of luggage and the extra shopping that most people leave Bangkok with. The system vaguely mirrors that in Hong Kong and aims to raise the profile of the airport as a true international hub. The service is initially open to clients flying with Thai Airways or Bangkok Airways but will be expanded across the board in due course. The rail link is a sure fire way of avoiding the city’s much talked about traffic and getting a birds eye view on the short journey to Suvarnabhumi.
Tom Armstrong is one of the founding members of Experience Travel, having first fallen in love with Sri Lanka in 1999. He was in the country at the time of the 2004 tsunami, which prompted him to found the Aid Sri Lanka Foundation. Tom also spent time living in Thailand, and has travelled extensively throughout Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. He is one of several investors in The Mudhouse, Anamaduwa.