Thailand’s win with four destinations, Bangkok, Phuket, Ko Samui and Hua Hin named among the top 10 holiday destination in Asia in SmartTravelAsia.com Best in Travel Poll is timely.
This win puts Thailand on the wish list of many travellers in conjunction with the Women’s Journey Thailand 2017 Campaign launched on 1st August 2017.
Exotic Thailand is one of the world’s most popular places for travellers. The year-round tropical climate, island resorts, shopping in the best malls and access to affordable modern creature comforts are plus points for holiday makers.
There are beautiful turquoise seas with white sand beaches and mountainous jungle retreats for those seeking a peace and solitude.
Ancient temples, golden Buddhas, and colourful markets are part of the sophisticated culture of Thailand.
TOP HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS
For Bangkok, Phuket and Ko Samui, this represents a sustained presence among the annual survey’s top echelon of holiday spots around the region, all three destinations having made 2016’s Top 10 list as well.
The Smart Travel Asia Best in Travel Poll 2017 placed Bangkok and Phuket among the ‘Top 10 Cities for Meetings’ in Asia.
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. THAI, the national flag carrier, 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.
Bangkok Airways, is further honoured, with its airport on Ko Samui in the Gulf of Thailand being named among the ‘Top 10 Airports’ Worldwide.
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.
Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Yuthasak Supasorn said that Thailand is pleased with the enormous awards achieved in the Smart Travel Asia Best in Travel Poll 2017.
“Collectively, the various tourism-related businesses from Thailand named in this year’s poll rankings accounted for nearly 70 of the over 200 places up for grabs across the various poll categories. This is great recognition and exposure for Thailand as a leading tourism destination,” he added.
The SmartTravelAsia.com Best in Travel Poll is an independent, free and fair survey. It is voted by the online magazine’s readers of which there are over 1.2 million worldwide.