New Zealand is the “Ultimate Dream Destination”

At the Lonely Planet Traveller Destination Awards 2014, New Zealand took the coveted prize of “Ultimate Dream Destination”, one of only eight awards from the international destinations category.

Market Development Manager, Thailand, Suwarat Sajamark accepts the ‘Ultimate Dream Destination’ award on behalf of Tourism New Zealand at the Lonely Planet Traveller Destination Award 2014.
This year, the Thai edition of the award-winning title is also celebrating its third anniversary, and the dual occasion was marked with a special awards ceremony held at the Sofitel So Bangkok. 
The findings were the result of an online survey conducted amongst the magazine’s readers from July to September this year, in order to celebrate the tourism industry and to encourage Thai travellers to visit some of the best tourist destinations. 
Accepting the award at the ceremony, Deputy Head of Mission at New Zealand’s Embassy in Bangkok Ms. Shannon Austin Said:
‘‘It is a huge honour for New Zealand to be voted the Ultimate Dream Destination by Thai readers, who themselves live in one of the world’s top tourism destinations.  I look forward to seeing more Thais visit New Zealand for their dream holiday.''
‘‘We’re very pleased that visitors to New Zealand consistently have a fantastic experience in New Zealand.  We’re seeing greater numbers of visitors from Thailand and this trend looks set to continue as New Zealand tops bucket lists” added Nick Mudge, Acting Regional Manager for South and South East Asia.
The award winning Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine originally from the UK boasts 15 international editions, and is considered to be one of the most successful and recognised travel titles of its kind.
Issued on behalf of Tourism New Zealand by GHC Asia Media Contact
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