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Thailand still top among travellers from India

Political unrest in Thailand will not dampen Indian travellers' enthusiasm for this country, a Thai diplomat has declared.

In late November, Thailand was voted the favourite country at the annual Readers' Travel Awards of the Indian edition of Conde Nast Traveller. It was the third consecutive year the Kingdom won this honour.

Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum, minister and deputy chief of mission of the Thai Embassy, and Runjuan Tongrut, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) office in New Delhi, accepted the award.

Soonthorn thanked the readers, editors and staff of Conde Nast Traveller India, as well as Indian travellers for their continued fondness for Thailand.

He stressed that the political situation in Thailand would not harm the country's tourism industry and foreign travellers were always welcome in the Kingdom, with its famous hospitality and ensured safety.

"Under the leadership of director Runjuan of TAT, Thailand attracted more than a million Indian travellers [in 2012]," he said.

Indian arrivals also rose strongly in 2013, he added.

TAT is partnering to showcase the best Thailand has to offer for India, and to project the image of Thailand as a luxury and high-end destination for Indian travellers.

The Conde Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards are globally renowned. They honour the best in travel, tourism and hospitality, as chosen by the readers of Conde Nast Traveller.

Readers of Conde Nast Traveller India voted for their preferred destinations, airlines, hotels, spas, airports and more, across 25 categories, based on their personal experiences.


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