BY TTT NEWS NETWORK
NEW DELHI, 26 NOVEMBER 2022
The Beautiful Island of Phuket in Thailand was recently conferred with the “BEST WEDDING DESTINATION” (International) award at the prestigious Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards 2022, held in New Delhi on 16th November 2022.
The popular Readers Choice Awards voted Phuket as the Best destination for Indian Wedding Celebrations through an online voting platform.
On receiving the award Mr Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Asia and South Pacific) Tourism Authority of Thailand said “We are delighted to accept this reputed award by Travel + Leisure. Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for Indian weddings and special occasion celebrations.
Phuket in particular has hosted many Indian weddings and is a favourite choice for couples to celebrate their special moments with friends and family”. We look forward to welcoming more Indians and people from around the world to celebrate “Vivaha in Amazing Thailand.”
Mr Vachirachai Sirisumpan, Director – Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) , New Delhi collected the award and expressed his gratitude. He said “We would like to thank the readers of Travel + Leisure who voted Phuket as the Best International Wedding Destination. Phuket is indeed a very popular and loved destination for Indian travellers, who are also celebrating their special occasions in the nearby islands of Khao Lak & Krabi”.
Direct flights from various cities in India to Phuket have added to the popularity of this beautiful island. Apart from this, close proximity to India, visa on arrival facility, wide variety of luxury resorts, availability of good Indian and vegetarian food, favourable weather and of course the warm hospitality of the people in Phuket, have helped the destination to become a preferred destination for Indian travellers.
Phuket is home to many destination weddings from all over the globe which is why it is a very culturally hospitable large town. Ranging from Christian to Buddhist to Thai to Indian, it has provisions and planners for all kinds of ceremonies. Magical, extravagant, opulent, vibrant and romantic are the few terms to describe the big fat Indian wedding in Phuket.
With increasing number of couples looking for destination weddings in Phuket, the local suppliers and hotels have now become familiar with Indian weddings and are suitable for all kinds of traditional ceremonies, which makes, the to be wedded couple, and their guests, feel at home despite being at a foreign destination thus making for the perfect fusion.
Being a big town, Phuket has its own independent ecosystem with everything on the go which makes the planning and arrangement very easy. There are wedding planners and vendors readily available who take care of the entire customized destination wedding plans with utmost ease and precision.
ABOUT PHUKET :
One of Thailand’s most loved destinations; especially for Indian travelers- Phuket, is located in Southern Thailand. Often referred to as the Pearl of the Andaman, It is Thailand’s largest Island located
South of Bangkok. The nearest provinces are Phang-nga and Krabi. Phuket’s glory is its magnificent coastline.
Being a big island, Phuket is surrounded by many magnificent Beaches such as Rawai, Patong, Karon, Kamala, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Mai Khao.
Blessed by nature and the smiling hospitality of its people, and supported by world class tourism facilities, Phuket is one of the world’s premier tropical islands. Palm fringed beaches, luxury accommodation, fresh seafood, numerous sporting and leisure facilities and of course year round sunshine, are a few factors that make a trip to Phuket truly memorable.
In the Old Town, Thalang Road is lined with colorful 19th-century shophouses and Sino-Portuguese buildings. Built in 1903 by a wealthy tin merchant, Baan Chinpracha mansion has Italian floor tiles, shuttered windows and antique furniture. Set in a 1930s manor, the Thai Hua Museum has exhibits on Phuket’s culture and history.
World class hotels and resorts are located in Phuket. It is also well connected by air.