It is the fifth consecutive year Thai Airways in Norway is winning the award for “Best Intercontinental Airline”. The Grand Travel award was arranged for the 14th time with 15 different categories. The nominees are elected by a travel trade jury, and the voting is done by a random selection of more than 400 travel agents all over Norway. The award was received by Thai Airways’ District Sales Manager in Norway, Mrs. Hilde Hirai, during an award ceremony in Oslo on January 05th.
“Despite the internal challenges in Thailand in 2008, the Norwegian travel trade has proved their strong confidence in us, and also in Thailand as a tourist country,” Mrs. Hilde Hirai said and continued:
“We are very proud to once again win this prestigious award, and we will do whatever we can not only to maintain, but also increase our effort for the travel trade and our loyal passengers in the year ahead of us.”
Thailand was also the lucky winner of the category for best tourist country in the World. Over ten countries were nominated, and Thailand was the clear winner once again. Thailand has received the award more than ten times, and was received by H.E. Jullapong Nonsrichai, ambassador to Thailand in Norway, together with Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand in Scandinavia, Mr. Manit Boonchim.