Arjen de Haan

Arjen has been involved in the tourism industry most of his professional life, a career spanning over 24 years. A Dutch national, Arjen grew up in Holland and spent some years at the Hogere Hotel School in The Hague. After a short stint in the wine business (still an important hobby today) he started as a tour leader to South East Asia and Indonesia in particular. The mystique and people of Java and Bali immediately impressed him and made him eager to learn more.

After extensive experience in the tourism industry in countries as diverse as Sri Lanka, Thailand and the USSR, Arjen settled in Bali in 1993. First in marketing and later in executive positions at large destination management companies, Arjen learned the profession from scratch. After understanding the potential of Bali as a destination and developing an innovative way to deliver Balinese tours, Arjen opened his own company, Asialink Holidays, in Bali in 1996. This approach proved to be very successful and resulted in the opening of offices in several other South East Asian countries in subsequent years.

Arjen has always had a passion for both managing and developing people and innovating products. Every two months you will find Arjen on the road somewhere in the existing Asialink destinations to look for new connection opportunities, or exploring new destinations to share with potential visitors.

Napaporn Saravana (Apple)

First job in tourism business for Apple came by coincidence after graduation from University. She joined a small family business for outbound tourism in Thailand; a good chance to learn multi-tasking and the involved several responsibilities at the same time. The next job at a reputed International Destination Management Company grew into inbound Manager to Indochina Region and Myanmar during a period of nearly 15 years.

During this period she learned by doing, trial a lot of right and wrong experiences including a short-term valuable experience as Thai expatriate in Vientiane, Laos. Apple met the “turning point of her life” again with the Asialink Team in Bangkok.

It’s not the company’s reputation which attracts her but she can touch the soul who is GENUINE explorer-lover. Her journey starts again here and inspires to go through for pioneering the old place in different aspect.

With working experience in a multi-cultural team among colleagues as well as clients, Apple understands well how to adapt herself continuously in a new environment. Her professional mission, she daily shares with her team is to be found in creativity, innovation and prompt replies.

Let’s come closer and focus on us how we bring you to touch authentic Thailand destination. Let’s celebrate our new era together.

Nguyen Thuong Giang

General Manager Indochina