Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Thailand, "The World’s Best Tourist country"

Thailand Wins Prestigious Norwegian Grand Travel Award for “The World’s Best Tourist country 2005”

ThailandThe Norwegian travel trade has rated the Kingdom of Thailand “The World’s Best Tourist Country 2005”. This is the second year that Thailand wins this award again since last year. The “Grand Travel Award 2005” was presented at the annual award presentation organized by “Travel News” an independent Norwegian travel trade magazine held on January 10th in Oslo.
“We are particularly thankful for the award this year. On behalf of the Thai people I thank Norway for the support and help in this current situation”, said by Nattera Kachornserelikitkul, the director of Tourism Authority of Thailand in Stockholm. The Grand Travel Awards was arranged for the tenth time and it is a result of a survey which polled over 300 travel industry members in Norway. The awards are presented in 17 categories with the scale 1-6, where 1 is the lowest score and 6 is the highest. Thailand was the winner of category “the best tourist country” with the point 5.15 followed by Greece 4.74, Denmark 4.74, Spain 4.47 and Turkey 3.75. The Nordic market (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland) is the largest market in Europe for tourism Thailand. Every year, the number of tourists from Europe will increase the top destination such as Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nge, Phi Phi Island, Samui Island, Pattaya and Bangkok because Thailand have many attractions around the country example temples, river, beaches, Islands, animals, bar and hotel.

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