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TakeMeTour joins hands with TABICA to expand local tourism market with local cultural tours in Thailand and Japan during New Year Festival

Special offers from dtac include Tourist SIM with free calls and Internet access while in Thailand
     December 19, 2016 – Take Me Tour, one of the fast growing startups from the dtac accelerate program, joins hands with TABICA, an online platform for local tours provided by local guides - similar to Take Me Tour. This partnership is formed to expand their businesses across the globe, starting with the introduction of new trips for Thai and Japanese travelers during the New Year Festival. Thai tourists who love traveling to Japan to enjoy local experience and lifestyle can be accompanied by local Japanese guides. Meanwhile, TakeMeTour provides Japanese-speaking local guides to take Japanese travelers to experience Thai culture and the life of locals. Moreover, Japanese travelers making a reservation on TABICA will receive special privileges from dtac, including Tourist SIM card, free calls, and Internet access throughout their trips in Thailand. 
Mr. Amornched Jinda-apiraksa, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of TakeMeTour, an online marketplace for local tours in Thailand, with over 10,000 registered local guides providing 1-day tours in 45 cities across Thailand, said, “2017 will mark the 130th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Japan. It is therefore a good time to create learning opportunities and cultural exchanges between the two countries. It is also an expansion opportunity for local tour business, which has gained a wider acceptance globally since the introduction of Airbnb.
TABICA is a leading Japanese cultural tourism website. Under this partnership, TakeMeTour will offer trips using Japanese-speaking local guides, in addition to English. Meanwhile, TABICA will have Thai-speaking guides providing tours to Thai travelers making a reservation on TABICA. TakeMeTour and TABICA will cross-promote their services through their respective web portals. Local experience tourism is expected to gain more popularity and even become a primary choice for travelers, with the number of travelers from around the world to reach 10 million by 2020.”
TABICA offers wide varieties of day trips, such as a trip to an organic farm with Japanese farmers taking you to pick vegetables and dig potatoes and cook it for picnic or a Taiko drum class by Japanese drum master with an opportunity to experience up-close Japanese musical instruments worth over 500 million yen.
Japan Farming tour: http://takeme.tours/japan-farm-tour
Japan Drum & instrument tour: http://takeme.tours/japan-drum-tour 
To celebrate the partnership launch, dtac and TakeMeTour will provide a Happy Tourist SIM card for every traveler making a reservation through TABICA portal. The special privilege includes 1.5 GB of 4G data for 7 days and 100 Baht free calls for the convenience of travelers throughout their trips in Thailand.

About Take Me Tour https://www.takemetour.com
TakeMeTour is an online marketplace for local 1-day trips, created by local experts who provide local travelling experiences to foreign tourists with over 500 trips covering 45 cities across Thailand. These uniquely designed trips offer invaluable experience beyond travel guidebooks. Travelers can select from over 11,000 day trips provided by registered English-speaking local guides. As part of its market expansion, TakeMeTour has launched Japanese-speaking trips for Japanese tourists visiting Thailand.
About Tabica https://tabica.jp/en/
TABICA offers local travelling experiences in across all regions in Japan. Travelers can reserve 1-day trips to any destination in Japan to experience a day in the life of locals.