THAI wins Norway Grand Travel Award 2011


Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) in Norway has once again won the prestigious award for “Best Intercontinental Airline” in the Norwegian Grand Travel Award 2011. For the seventh consecutive year, Thai Airways International in Norway has won this award.

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.

Mr. Pricha Nawongs, THAI General Manager 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,” Mr. Pricha 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. Mrs. Nalinee Pananon, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand in Scandinavia, received the award on behalf of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

PHOTO: FIRST ROW FROM LEFT – Mrs. Veena Bohlin, Marketing Manager, TAT; Mrs. Nalinee Pananon, Director, TAT Scandinavia; Mr. Pricha Nawongs, General Manager, Thai Airways for Denmark and Norway; Mr. Flemming Sonne, Area Sales Manager, Thai Airways Denmark and Norway; SECOND ROW FROM LEFT – Mr. Remi Elton; Ms. Liss Pettersen; Ms. Elisabeth Haukaas Norum; Ms. Jessica
Chung, representing Thai Airways office in Oslo; and Mr. Sarawut Patamarangkul, Airport Services Manager, Oslo Airport