Thailand Wins “Best International Travel Destination” at the CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards 2013


New Delhi, 3 July 2013: Thailand won the “Best International Travel Destination” award at the seventh edition of CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards, organised in association with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation in a glittering ceremony held at The Lalit, Mumbai on 25th June 2013.  The event was presided by Mr. Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra and Mr. Chhagan Bhujbal, Minister for Public Works & Special Assistance Department and Tourism, Government of Maharashtra.

Director of TAT New Delhi Office, Ms. Runjuan Tongrut, received the award on behalf of Amazing Thailand. She said, “We are very delighted and honoured to receive this prestigious award. The entire team would like to thank the jury members and all the voters for the immense support. We will continue our endeavour to promote new destinations, products and attractions and look forward to receiving many more of your guests and clients.”

Held annually, the CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards recognise and honoured the best tourism destinations, organizations and service providers based on a consumer survey through mailers sent by CNBC Awaaz. The results are verified by a jury of senior travel fraternity personalities, including Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO and Managing Director, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation and Mr. Ajeet Bajaj, Managing Director, Snow Leopard Adventures.

Votes are internally audited to ensure the validity of each individual vote.  A total of 34 awards were presented in different categories.

Known for its pristine beaches, shopping experiences, cuisine, spa and warm hospitality, Thailand is also the preferred locale for Indian weddings as well as a golfer’s paradise. Visitor arrivals from India totalled 1,013,308 in 2012 and 427,152 in January-May 2013, up 3.46% over the same period of 2012. The TAT is projecting a total of 1.1 million Indian visitors in 2013.

Recently, Thailand won the ‘Best Value Destination (International)’ award conferred by Lonely Planet Magazine-India,  ‘Best Country’ Award by Travel and Leisure, India, “Favourite Country” by Conde Nast Awards 2012 – India and “Best Spa Destination (Asia) 2013” by Asia Spa India.

For more information about Amazing Thailand, please visit:

Tourism Authority of Thailand

B- 9/1A Vasant Vihar, New Delhi – 110057

Tel: 91 11 46741111, 41663567-9 Fax: 91 11 41663570

Email: [email protected]



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