Thai Takes the Win in Norway GTA

Thai Airways International in Norway has, yet again, for the seventh consecutive year, won the prestigious award for “Best Intercontinental Airline” in the Norwegian Grand Travel Award 2011.

The 16th Annual Grand Travel Award was attended by leading Travel Agencies and key decision makers in the travel trade. A travel trade jury elected the nominees, and the voting was by random selection from more than 400 travel agents all over Norway.

Pricha Nawongs, Thai GM for Denmark and Norway, received the award on behalf of Thai at the ceremony in Oslo on January 6. “I am honored and very proud on behalf of all the Thai staff to receive this award,” Nawongs said. “Since the route between Oslo and Bangkok was established in June 2009, the support from the Norwegian travel trade has been amazing. We have now increased to daily flights between Oslo and Bangkok; and from there further on to THAI’s many destinations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The award will encourage us to work even harder in the Norwegian market,” he added.

In the category “Best Tourist Country”, Thailand was the clear winner, once again, from more than ten countries nominated. Nalinee Pananon, director of Tourism Authority of Thailand in Scandinavia, received the award on behalf of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

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