Bangkok – a winning city!

The results of The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Readers’ Awards 2011 were announced on Monday, November 28th, at London’s glamorous hotel-of-the-moment, the St PancrasRenaissance.

Bangkok - voted one of the worlds best city break destinations

Bangkok was voted as the 2nd best Worldwide Citybreak by Sunday Times Travel readers.

“We are thrilled that Bangkok has been rated so highly as a city break destination. We would always recommend at least 3 nights in the city as part of any holiday itinerary to Thailand. There is also a lot of potential in the stopover market as over 7 million travellers pass through Bangkok each year enroute to Australasia and other parts of South East Asia. New York, granted 1st place, is a tough city to beat (with a huge 50% of the votes!), so we are delighted to come runner up” commented Joanna Cooke, Marketing & PR Manager at Tourism Thailand who collected the award.

Readers of The Sunday Times Travel Magazine voted in their thousands to reward the hotels, airlines, spas, websites, destinations and travel companies they rated most highly, with more than 300 potential winners nominated across 27 categories. The three most popular choices in each category received their awards at the ceremony, with the 27 category winners taking home some of the most highly-coveted trophies in the travel industry.

The beautiful Grand Palace, a must-see when visiting Bangkok

Bangkok won 2nd place Silver for its ‘gold-smothered temples’, ‘manic markets’, and those all important ‘3am foot massages’ as described by the magazines readers.

Presenting the awards, Sunday Times Travel Magazine editor, Ed Grenby, said: “Our readers are well-travelled, worldly, extremely knowledgeable (and, without exception, very good-looking). They are exactly the kind of people from whom you’d like to receive an award — so my hearty congratulations to all our winners and runners-up.”

For the full list of winners, see the January issue of the award-winning Sunday Times Travel Magazine, on sale from all good newsagents and supermarkets now, priced £3.70.

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