New Delhi, 12 January, 2015 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand has been presented with an award for Outstanding Tourism Promotion Agency in Northern India (The Best International Tourism Board – North) for 2014.
The Best International Tourism Board awards, which garnered votes from 150 cities in India, were awarded by DDP Publication (Provider Print Trav Talk Magazine). The TAT was recognised as an organization which promotes tourism via innovative, informative and creative campaigns and strategies.
Received by the TAT’s India Director Ms. Runjuan Tongrut, based in New Delhi said, “India is one of seven countries from which Thailand received more than one million annual arrivals. It is a very competitive and challenging market. These awards help us realise that we are doing well in terms of maintaining our brand positioning. We thank the editors, publishers of DDP, and Indian tourism industry for their confidence in Thailand.”
The award is the eight that the TAT and Thailand have won in India this year. The other seven awards are:
- World’s Best Wedding Destination, conferred by Travel & Leisure India, 21 March 2014. This award has been won by Thailand for three consecutive years.
- Best Destination, conferred by Travel & Leisure India, 21 March 2014. This award has been won by Thailand for three consecutive years.
- Best Outbound Wedding Destination Award, presented by the International Tourism Conclave & Travel, in Shimla, 27 September 2014.
- Best International Tourism Board, East India, Travel Award by DDP Publication (Publishers Trav Talk Magazine) on October 10, 2014 in Kolkata, India.
- Best Spa Destination, organised by Hospitality India, on 10 October 2014, in New Delhi
- Best Value Destination (International) Lonely Planet Travel Awards 2014, in Mumbai
- Most Influential Person in the Travel Industry 2014 (OTM), awarded by NDTV Profit and Travel News Digest
India is today the biggest source market for visitors to Thailand from South Asia and one of Thailand’s fastest growing source markets.
In 2013, Indian visitors to Thailand totalled 1,028,414, up + 4.31% over 2012. Based on an average daily expenditure per person of USD179.15, and average length of stay of 7.14 days, Indian visitors generated tourism revenue of USD 1,315.50 million in 2013. For 2014, TAT is expecting almost the same number as 2013.