Some 240,000 readers voted in the National Geographic Traveler Awards 2015, with the awards presentation held in mid November. Thailand was one particular of the nominees in the category of Beach Leisure and took the award, ahead of other destinations such as Spain, the Philippines and Greece.
Eumporn Jiragalwisul, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Moscow Office mentioned: “Thailand is very honoured to have received such prestigious awards from one of the top travel magazines in Russia as properly as to have been voted on the internet by its readers. Each honours are testaments of Thailand as a best beach getaway destination amongst travellers from Russia, one particular of the leading ten tourist markets to Thailand.”
In 2014 Thailand welcomed 1.six million guests from Russia. From January to October 2015, the number of Russians visiting had reached just more than 649,000.
Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports has forecast 28.8 million international tourists to the kingdom for the complete year of 2015, while major research property Kasikorn Study Centre says the number will exceed 30 million.
Thai Airways International or THAI along with its subsidiary THAI Smile operate a domestic network in Thailand that hyperlinks numerous of the country’s key destinations with the capital Bangkok, such as the well-known beach destinations of Krabi, Samui and Phuket.
There are 3 THAI flights day-to-day from Bangkok to Krabi, identified for its white sandy beaches, clear ocean waters, gorgeous islands and teeming coral reefs. Amongst Krabi’s most common beaches are Ao Nang Beach with its majestic limestone cliffs and clear waters, the forest-lined Hat Noppharat Thara, Railey and Hat Tham Beaches with their secluded feel and rock climbing on provide, and Muang Klong for its upmarket five star resorts.
The Lanta Island group is in Krabi and includes Koh Lanta Yai, a favourite spot for those in search of peace and solitude, as are the beautiful Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh islands.
One particular of Thailand’s most popular island destinations is Samui and THAI flies there twice a day from Bangkok. There is lots of decision for beach-lovers and a complete range of accommodation from price range to 3, four and 5 star hotels and resorts. Soft adventure activities like elephant trekking and sailing, sightseeing, an active nightlife and golfing are also on offer. Among the most common beaches are Chaweng, Lamai, Mae Nam, Huge Buddha, Bophut, Taling Ngam, Bang Po and Choeng Mon.
Samui is also a jump-off point to Koh Phangan, which is situated 15 km to the north and also delivers lovely beaches and a month-to-month full moon celebration.
Phuket has long been one of Asia’s most well-liked holiday spots and THAI serves the destination through a everyday schedule of seven flights from Bangkok. The island is renowned for its spectacular beaches, aqua blue waters and deluxe resort hideaways, as effectively as the lots of activities and entertainment on offer. Sightseeing excursions range from elephant trekking to bungy jumping to go-kart racing.
For Russians travelling to Thailand, THAI in cooperation with partner airlines hyperlinks Moscow with Bangkok by means of normal flights. Travellers can search for great offers on flights to Thailand and book international flights to Thailand, flights inside Thailand and book tickets from Thailand by means of the Thai airline’s site, which also characteristics Royal Orchid Holidays item and membership in THAI’s frequent flyer programme Royal Orchid Plus.
THAI is a founding member of the Star Alliance network, which at present delivers a lot more than 18,500 everyday flights to 1,330 airports in 192 nations.