The “Best in Travel Poll 2012”, collated by the popular website, Smart Travel Asia 2012, was recently announced and brought great news regarding Thailand-related travel categories such as tourism destinations, hotels, spas, airlines and airports. A total of 61 Thai travel industry products were ranked in the top ten and top 25.
Phuket was once again the shining light for Thai tourism, ranking number two in the Best Holiday Destinations in Asia poll. Bangkok hit a double whammy with a number four position for Best City for Business, and number five in the Best Holiday Destinations in Asia section. Koh Samui also ranked at number ten in the same Best Holiday Destination in Asia category.
TAT Governor, Suraphon Svetasreni said, “We are proud to see so many of our destinations and products scoring highly in these rankings.
“It clearly shows that the determined effort made by our entire industry to upgrade quality is paying off and getting global recognition.”
Smart Travel Asia’s Editor-Publisher Vijay Verghese, when announcing the awards, said, “This year (2012) marks the eighth year of our online poll to discern travel preferences among our affluent frequent traveller readers who take over 16 air trips a year.
“The focus of the Best in Travel Poll is to determine which travel brands are sought after and why. The three-month exercise from May to July each year offers insights for our own editorial direction and generates useful comparative research data for hotels and airlines.”