2007 Res Varldens Basta Resor Awards (The World Best Travel Award)
Bangkok, December 28, 2007 – Res Magazine, the second most popular travel magazine in Sweden, organized its annual readers’ survey on outbound travel for the fourth consecutive time in Autumn 2007. Readers voted online on www.res.se and the results were announced in December 2007. Awards were presented in fourteen categories.
Thailand received a total of six awards. The Kingdom of Thailand was voted the Best Long-Haul Destination and ranks the third ‘Best Country to Live’, after Sweden and the United States. The tropical paradise of Phuket led the Top-10 Best Charter Destinations with Krabi in third place. Thai food ranks second in the 2007 Best Food award category.
Thailand – Best Long – Haul Destination
Flights operated by charter companies provide easy and convenient access to Thailand and with the vast number of islands waiting to be discovered, visitors are presented with diverse options. Thai food, excellent hospitality of local people, temples, statues, big city lifestyle and value-for-money shopping are some of attractions named. The kingdom also offers an interesting variety of natural attractions ranging from beaches to mountains, jungles and rice fields.
Phuket – Best Charter Destination
Not only did Swedish readers vote for their favourite travel destinations and travel-related service providers, the 2007 survey results also provided valuable insights into the preferences of Swedish travellers. The following aspects of travel planning and the travel experience were covered in the survey: the best kind of vacations; the most important considerations for a vacation; the best way of making reservations, the best source of inspiration, the duration for booking trips, the duration of vacations abroad as well as shopping preferences.
The majority of Swedish travellers book their trips three months in advance and the duration for most of the vacations abroad is two weeks long. The Internet was rated as both the ‘best source of inspiration’ for travel and the ‘best way of making reservations.’ Travel publications, friends, travel programmes on TV and travel agencies are the other sources of inspiration in the Top-5.
Best Long-Haul Destination
Best Charter Destination
Best Country to Live
Best Big Cities
Best International Airline Company
Best Charter Company
Best International Hotel Chain
Best Car Rental Company
Best Kind of Vacation
Most Important for Vacations
Best Way of Making Reservations
Best Source of Inspiration
Duration for Booking Trips
Duration of Vacations Abroad