Group Adventures in Southeast Asia for Tour Operators

Starfish Group Asia is a destination management company specializing in group adventure tours in Southeast Asia. Over 80 percent of our partners work with us to develop their own bespoke, white-label adventures that deliver reliable, authentic, safe, responsible and memorable experiences that create loyalty to our partners’ brands.

Experiences

We’ve re-invented destination management by placing our staff out in the field so they can be closer to your customers and delve more deeply into the people and culture of Southeast Asia. Our range of experiences traverse the must-see highlights with as much care and attention as our niche offerings in adventure, educational and leisure travel.

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Adventures

Destination management is more than just stringing great experiences together. We work with our partners to understand their demographic, match the right full-time, local tour guide for the group, set the correct tempo for the whole trip and deliver special, unexpected moments that will surprise and delight your clients.

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Schools & Universities

Our oldest niche speciality, we excel at delivering tailor-made group travel for educator-led teenagers, gap year wanderers and university groups with diverse needs and objectives. We’ll work with you to design programs that raise cultural awareness, test problem-solving skills and reinforce teamwork without compromising on safety and security.

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Bespoke

Over eighty percent of our tour operator partners ask us to work with them to develop bespoke adventure programs across Southeast Asia. We love putting together memorable experiences that speak to your current and potential target customers demographic, whether it’s the slower-paced adventure of cultural exploration or more physically demanding programs, we’ll find the right menu to fit your business.

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An Operator’s Choice: Western versus Local Tour Guides

On why using a destination management company with local tour guides, especially in Thailand, is always best if you really care about your customers.

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Local Small Business Suppliers: Mae Wang Elephant Home Case Study

Why working closely with local small business suppliers is the right path for destination management companies to deliver responsible tourism.

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Freelance Tour Guides: A Simple Truth

Why DMC’s need to move away from freelance tour guides to full-time tour guides to deliver the best possible travel experiences.

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Developing and Delivering Authentic Adventure Travel in Asia

There are a handful of words that it seems DMCs and travel companies feel the need to use at every turn. ‘Responsible Travel’ and ‘Ethical Travel’ are two of the most common, but ‘authentic’ is right up there and if we had $5 for every time the word ‘authentic’ was used, we’d have retired to a mountain top hideaway years ago!

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