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Land of Smiles named “Best Cultural and Heritage Holiday Destination”

Thailand has been voted No.1 "Star Cultural and Heritage Holiday Destination” worldwide by the travel agent readership of the UK trade magazine Travel Bulletin.

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Cha-o-cha referred yesterday to the Travel Bulletin Star Awards 2018, which honored Thailand as the best cultural and heritage holiday destination.

According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), "Amazing Thailand” became a finalist in the "Star Online Training Course” category. The Star Online Training Course award for Amazing Thailand holds extra significance, as it represents the first time an Asian destination has made it into the winners’ line up for this particular category.

This year’s 22nd edition of the Travel Bulletin Star Awards was the biggest yet, celebrating destinations, tourism boards, hoteliers, cruise lines, airlines, and other sectors of the global travel industry. The ceremony to announce the awards took place in London on 10th September.

Gen Prayut said that over the past decade, Thailand’s tourism income has increased by almost 10 percent on average. It has continued to rise in particular, since the easing of political conflict in the country.

In 2014, Thailand earned 1.14 trillion baht from tourism revenue, which is expected to reach two trillion baht by the end of 2018. Last year, international tourist arrivals rose to almost 36 million, placing Thailand among the top ten fastest growing travel destinations.