Meet the Green Trails staff

Two Lawa women and Frans Betgem in Ban Dong
Frans at the Lawa village Ban Dong

Frans Betgem – General Manager

Chiang Mai a la Carte is managed by Frans Betgem. Frans is from the Netherlands and graduated in contemporary history at the University of Amsterdam. Frans has more than 20 years of experience in Southeast Asia. He has travelled extensively in the region, and you can still find him often on the road. He has designed tours for a variety of travel agents around the world. Frans has been a partner in Khiri Travel for almost 18 years. He has worked tirelessly in great friendship and harmony with Willem Niemeijer during that time to make Khiri Travel to what it is now.

Frans settles in Chiang Mai

After having worked for almost 20 years in the travel industry, he has decided to devote his time and boundless energy and enthusiasm to Green Trails, Chiang Mai a la Carte, Chiang Mai on Three Wheels and Tong Bai Elephant Tour. Besides travelling, Frans loves the outdoors, music and sports, in particular football. He is an enthusiastic hiker and cyclist. Frans is also involved in Anurak Community Lodge and Travel Authentic Philippines, a DMC in Cebu City. The picture shows him in Ban Dong, a Lawa village that features in this tour.

Young lady
Naruemon Nai

Aom – Sales Manager

Ms Naruemon Naimongkol, nickname Aom, is Chiang Mai a la Carte’s Sales Manager. She graduated from Lampang Rajabhat University,  majoring in English. Aom has been working for travel companies in Chiang Mai since 2004 and decided to accept a job at an export company in 2007, to gain new work experience. She realised that the export business is not what she likes to do and accepted a job as a sales manager with Chiang Mai a la Carte. If she has free time, she loves to travel, read and surf the Internet. Travelling around the world is her dream. She is eager to learn about other cultures and visit new places.

Young lady with mountain background
Nuch Sathidwana

Nuch  – Accounting

Ms Woranuch Sathidwana, nickname Nuch, as born in Chomtong, not far from Chiang Mai. She is Chiang Mai a la Carte’s Accountant. She loves animals, and her favourite pet is a guinea pig, called Tualek. In her free time she like watching TV, surfing the Internet and travelling. After finishing the Thonburi University, she became an accountant. She loves nature and has always had a great interest in eco-tourism activities. She is calm, respectful and always pushes herself to do the best job she can.

Meet our staff!!!