Meet the team

David Linde

General Manager

David is an extremely passionate and driven travel professional who leads the team in Thailand with great enthusiasm backed by over 30 years’ experience in the industry. David joined Destination Asia from Thomas Cook Travel Group, Florida, where he was President/GM of destination services for 10 years. As General Manager, David manages daily operations and drives forward new initiatives to further develop the key sectors of meeting and events, luxury FIT travel and cruise. His expertise in destination management, P&L oversight, operational delivery, supplier strategy and product and services procurement provide a solid base to drive forward operations in Thailand.

Thawatchai Winson (Wat)

Cruise Manager

Thawatchai (Wat) is a cruise industry veteran and manages our cruise line services in Thailand for Cruise Asia by Destination Asia brand.

Khun Wat’s career in tourism started with a large Bangkok based DMC, where he was responsible for the planning and customizing of excursions for travelers throughout Indochina. Since then he has held positions with select international travel companies, gaining invaluable experience working on luxury and cruise markets from the USA, specializing in bespoke experiences throughout SE Asia.

At Cruise Asia by Destination Asia, Khun Wat is responsible for a growing portfolio of cruise line clients and responsible for creating unique shore excursions, operations and liaison with local authorities. Wat’s broad experience in all aspects of the cruise business along with his keen attention to detail is evident as he works throughout the main ports of Thailand.