By Sanjay Pahwa : Thailand wins the Most Popular Wedding Destination Award at the 8th Annual International Awards 2012 held at Ashok Hotel on 21st November 2012. This award function is organized by magazine ; Hospitality India and Explore the World. Over 1000 plus people representing the tourism, travel and hospitality sector including the presidents and executive committee members of high profile travel trade association of India attended the awards and travel trade fair.
The global accolade, Instituted by Hospitality India (DLK Group) every year, have been conceived to promote and honor the brains behind inclusive development of travel, tourism and hospitality sector.
Ms. RunjuanTongrut, Director- TAT New Delhi, was the recipient of the award.
In Beginning of this year ,Thailand was also awarded the Best Wedding Destination Award by Travel & Leisure , which reconfirms the certainty that a dream wedding will turn to a reality in Thailand.What makes Thailand unique for weddings is the warm hospitality, proximity to India, world-class hotels, choice of cuisines and value for money and “Can Do” mind set. The choice for a wedding in Thailand ranges from pristine beaches of KhaoLak, Koh Samui, Phuket, Krabi, Pattaya , Rayong and Cha –Am ,Hua Hin, to lush green mountains of Chiang Mai and KhaoYai or a city and riverside wedding in Bangkok, Karnchanaburi.
Thailand was the first NTO in India to promote the country as an ideal dream-wedding destination. The trend started about 10 years ago and it continues to grow very strongly.
Destination Weddings in Thailand from India are on the rise, as are other celebrations like birthdays, anniversaries, graduation parties and family reunions, etc. Over 100 large-scale weddings ranging from 200 to 800 people were organized in Thailand in 2011.