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Thailand receives multiple awards in SmartTravelAsia Best in Travel Poll

Validated as one of Asia's hottest tourism destinations, Thailand earned just under 70 awards in the Best in Travel Poll hosted by SmartTravelAsia website. The country won prestigious recognitions in diverse categories including Top 10 Holiday Destinations and Top 10 Airlines.

Thailand receives multiple awards in SmartTravelAsia Best in Travel Poll

One of the most enchanting and beautiful nations in southeast Asia, Thailand is proudly growing as a preferred holiday destination worldwide. This prestigious reputation was recently validated, after the country received numerous awards for its tourism and travel services. The 2017 edition of the Best in Travel Poll positioned Thailand as one of the most acclaimed destinations after doing exceptionally well in the surveys.

Boasting over 1.2 million readers from different parts of the globe, the Best in Travel Poll is an independent, free and fair survey voted by the online magazine’s subscribers. The results, which reflect readers’ general opinion of worldwide travel were extremely favourable for Thailand. Four of the nation’s cities Bangkok, Phuket, Ko Samui and Hua Hin were all named among the “Top 10 Holiday Destinations” for Asia. This outcome represents a sustained presence among the annual survey for Bangkok, Phuket and Ko Samui, as all three destinations occupied a spot on the Top 10 list in 2016. Bangkok and Phuket were additionally praised as they were also listed among the “Top 10 Cities for Meetings” in Asia.

Addressing the great honour it was to be recognised in this international poll, Mr.Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, declared:

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the awards for Thailand achieved in the Smart Travel Asia Best in Travel Poll 2017. Collectively, the various tourism-related businesses from Thailand that were named in this year’s poll rankings accounted for nearly 70 of the over 200 places up for grabs across the various poll categories. And that is great recognition and exposure for Thailand as a leading tourism destination.”

The aviation sector was also key in achieving the remarkable poll results. The country’s two main carriers, Thai Airways International (THAI) and Bangkok Airways each earned spots on both the “Top 10 Airlines Worldwide” and “Top 10 Airlines, Cabin Service Worldwide” lists. The national flag carrier, THAI also secured a place on the “Top 10 Airlines, Business Class Worldwide” ranking, whilst a third Thai airline, Nok Air, was listed among the “Top 10 Budget Airlines” for Asia. As for airport service, Bangkok Airways’ airport on Ko Samui in the Gulf of Thailand received the honour of occupying a spot amongst the “Top 10 Airports” Worldwide.

Furthermore, accommodation and hospitality were also rewarded for their excellence. Thailand’s Centara Hotels and Resorts was named among the “Top 10 Hotel Brands” for Asia, while the listings for the “Top 10 Boutique Hotels” Asia, “Top 25 Business Hotels” Asia, “Top 25 Conference Hotels” Asia, “Top 25 Spa Hotels” Asia, “Top 25 Leisure Hotels” Asia and “Top 25 Family Hotels” Asia all featured one or more hotel or resort from around Thailand. 

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