News
 International
 National
 Embassy News
 Arts & Living
 Business
 Travel & Hotel
 Medical Tourism New
 Taekwondo
 Media
 Letters to Editor
 Photo Gallery
 Cartoons/Comics/Humor
 News Media Link
 TV Schedule Link
 News English
 Life
 Hospitals & Clinics
 Flea Market
 Moving & Packaging
 Religious Service
 Korean Classes
 Korean Weather
 Housing
 Real Estate
 Home Stay
 Room Mate
 Job
 English Teaching
 Translation/Writing
 Job Offered/Wanted
 Business
 Hotel Lounge
 Foreign Exchanges
 Korean Stock
 Business Center
 PR & Ads
 Entertainment
 Arts & Performances
 Restaurants & Bars
 Tour & Travel
 Shopping Guide
 Community
 Foreign Missions
 Community Groups
 PenPal/Friendship
 Volunteers
 Foreign Workers
 Useful Services
 ST Banner Exchange
  Travel
Travel + Leisure's annual poll finds
Bangkok, World's Best City
Followed by Chiang Mai, Kyoto, Siem Reap
Grand Palace in Bangkok — The Grand Palace in Bangkok is a complex of buildings in Bangkok, Thailand. It served as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand from the 18th century onwards. Construction of the Palace began in 1782, during the reign of King Rama I, when he moved the capital across the river from Thonburi to Bangkok.

THAILAND — Bangkok regains the top spot in Travel + Leisure’s 2010 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey, announced earlier today, closely followed by Chiang Mai in the second spot, followed by Kyoto and Siem Reap.

Meanwhile, 10 Asian hotels are placed in the top 100 hotels in the world, with Peninsula Bangkok (named as Asia’s number 1 city hotel) coming in at number 7 and Four Seasons Singapore at 14. Other Asian properties placed in the list’s top 50 include Shangri-La Singapore at number 20, the Four Seasons Resort in Chiang Mai (27), theHotel de la Paix in Cambodia (29) and the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi, also in Chiang Mai (45).

Also scoring highly in the poll, voted for by readers of all six global editions of Travel + Leisure,are Singapore Airlines (Top International Airline) and Bali (Top Asian Island and fourth in the Top Islands Overall category).

Matt Leppard, editor-in-chief of Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, said: “The strong showing of Asian properties and destinations is really no surprise. Asia, and particularly Southeast Asia, con-tinues to offer some of the most attractive world-class properties, located in such varied locations as exotic rain forests, vibrant cities, and even on water; with such a choice, Southeast Asia will remain one of the world’s most popular regions.”

He added: “The placement of Bangkok as the World’s Best City is extremely encouraging, given the recent problems. I have to note that the survey was taken before the upheavals started early this year, but the fact that Bangkok has been recognized this year, as it was in 2008, is testament not only to the myriad attractions on offer and the variety of top-drawer hotels, but also to the Thai people and culture, both of which bring so much joy to travelers. My hope is that this win will fur-ther boost Bangkok tourism recovery efforts, which all of us are committed to.”

The full results will be published in the August edition of Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia.

TRAVEL + LEISURE 2010 WORLD’S BEST AWARDS WINNERS OVERALL

WORLD’S BEST CITY: Bangkok
WORLD’S BEST HOTEL: Oberoi Vanyavilas Ranthambhore, India
WORLD’S BEST ISLANDS: Galápagos
WORLD’S BEST LARGE-SHIP CRUISE LINE: Crystal Cruises
WORLD’S BEST SMALL-SHIP CRUISE LINE: The Yachts of Seabourn
WORLD’S BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE: Singapore Airlines
WORLD’S BEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE: Virgin America
WORLD’S BEST TOUR OPERATOR: Micato Safaris
WORLD’S BEST CAR-RENTAL AGENCY: Hertz Rent-A-Car
WORLD’S BEST DESTINATION SPA: Rancho La Puerta Tecate, Mexico

About Travel + Leisure worldwide:

With an eye for the authentic, the innovative, and the irresistible, Travel + Leisure fuses expert reporting on culture, food, style, and design with stunning photography, transporting readers to the places—and the travel experiences—that mat-ter now. T+L (U.S.), the monthly title from American Express Publishing and the long-standing authority in its field, has the largest audience of any travel magazine and is an indispensable guide for global nomads. Travel + Leisure has anetwork of international editions, including Travel + Leisure Mexico, Travel + Leisure Turkey, Travel + Leisure China, Travel + Leisure South Asia, and Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia.

Editor's note:
The full results are summarized overleafTravel + Leisure Southeast Asia is published by Media Transasia Ltd., under license from American ExpressPublishing, 12 times a year. It is distributed Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam,Macau, the Philippines, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Brunei. Visit www.TravelandLeisureAsia.com for details.

For details or inquiries please contact:
Matt LeppardRobert J. Fernhout
Editor-in-Chief
Publishermatt@mediatransasia.com
rj@mediatransasia.com
+66 2 204 2740+66 2 204 2740




 

back

 

 

 

The Seoul Times Shinheungro 25-gil 2-6 Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea 04337 (ZC)
Office: 82-10-6606-6188 Email:seoultimes@gmail.com
Copyrights 2000 The Seoul Times Company  ST Banner Exchange