LONDON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- After a significant decline blamed principally on political unrest locally as well as a more widespread downturn in the travel sector during the global financial crisis, Thailand appears to be bouncing back impressively in 2010.
Last year was always likely to be a difficult one for tourism in Thailand following the hugely disruptive demonstrations at Bangkok airport in December 2008 which inevitably led to a degree of wariness among visitors and tour operators. This coupled with the widespread decline in the long haul travel sector meant that a significant drop off was as good as inevitable.
Unsurprisingly, given the importance of the tourist industry to Thailand's emerging economy The Kingdom quickly moved to counter this slump by offering strong reassurances that the events of December 2008, were a one off and by aggressively reducing prices.
Consequently Thailand has firmed up its reputation as the best value for money tourist destination in South East Asia and the start of the high season in December seemingly heralded the beginning of a swift recovery. In fact figures for that period were up an impressive 40% following a 20% decline the previous year.
DialAFlight has observed a massive upsurge in bookings with a growth of nearly 60%. Phuket is proving especially popular and is now firmly established as DialAFlight's number one Thai destination.
A spokesperson for DialAFlight commented:
"The Thai tourist industry has done a great job of turning a bad situation around and the country has quickly re-established itself as South East Asia's most popular travel destination. Thailand's reputation as a great value for money travel destination is well established and, as ever, visitors to the country should be able to find some real bargains."
DialAFlight makes the travel arrangements for almost half a million people annually and is one of the travel industry's best performing and most consistently profitable firms, it has appeared in the Sunday Times UK Top 250 survey for several years. DialAFlight uniquely, guarantees that all phone calls during business hours (and that's up until 9pm at night) are answered live by one of its 350 experienced reservations staff in less than 5 secs. DialAFlight offer more than six million cheap flights to a wide range of destinations around the world including flights to Thailand and cheap flights to Australia.
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