- The Best Tourist Country by Sweden Grand Travel Award 2009
12 February 2009 The Swedish travel trade has rated the Kingdom of Thailand “The World’s Best Tourist Country 2009”. The "Grand Travel Award 2009" was presented at the annual award presentation organized by "Travel News", an independent Swedish travel trade magazine held on 12 February 2009 at Grand Hôtel Stockholm.
The Grand Travel Awards was arranged for the 17th time and the election is made by a Swedish travel trade jury. There are total 17 categories of which 14 categories were rated by about 600 travel agents.
Thailand was winner of the very prestigious award for best tourist country in the World. 8 countries were nominated, and Thailand won with an impressive score of 5, 18. The award was received by Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand in Scandinavia, Mr. Manit Boonchim.
- Thailand truly is an amazing place, with so much to offer tourists. The regular and most popular destinations of Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Krabi Samui, Chiang Mai etc are only a small part of the country, and there are so many more undiscovered charms to be found.