Dublin, Ireland, 9 December, 2019 – Thailand won the ‘Best Destination Asia and Pacific’ at the 28th Irish Travel Trade Awards Gala Dinner conferred on 22 November, 2019.
About 350 Irish industry representatives attended the gala event organised annually by the Ireland Travel Trade Network to recognise and reward excellence in products and services as voted by Irish travel agents, North and South. Awards were presented in the following categories: Airlines, Destination, Sea Transport, Land Transport, Travel Agency Services and Tour Operators.
RTE presenter and producer Pat O’Mahony was Master of Ceremonies of the evening in which winners of 38 prizes were announced.
TAT Director of the UK, Ireland and South Africa, Ms. Chiravadee Khunsub said, “We are honoured to receive this award on behalf of Amazing Thailand. With a population of just under 5 million, the Irish market continues to deliver impressive levels of visitors’ arrivals to Thailand. In 2018, Thailand hosted 68,742 Irish visitors, and from January to October, this year we attracted 57,009 Irish visitors, up 1.71% over the same period of 2018.