Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, has received a "Friends of Thailand" Award from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) during the sixth Thailand Tourism Awards. Oman Air, which flies to Bangkok from Muscat International Airport six times a week, received the award in the international airlines category. H.E. Weerasak Kowsurat, Tourism and Sports Minister of Thailand, presented the awards in a ceremony on September 27 at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre, Central World, Bangkok. Abdulrazaq Bin Juma Alraisi, Senior Manger Sales of Oman Air received the Award on behave of the carrier.
“We are very content to be acknowledged by the Thai government for our contributions to Thailand’s tourism industry. Winning this award is a great compliment for Oman Air and all our associates. We were named winners in the Category for International Airlines for our outstanding contributions to Thailand’s tourism industry,” Al Raisi notified. “Oman Air remains committed to promoting Bangkok as a tourism hub, and will continue to work closely with TAT to promote this exciting destination. We expect that, with our success in this, we can fly even more visitors from Bangkok to our other destinations within our rapidly expanding network, furthermore promote Oman also as a unique tourism destination,” He concluded saying.
Oman Air flights to Thailand have been going almost full since the flights started to this destination. Oman Air recently had launched a new holiday package for those visiting Thailand that included ticket fare, stay in a first class hotel and sight-seeing on a twin sharing as well as a single traveler option. "We do tailor-made packages according to the needs and preferences of our valued travelers," An official of Oman Air Holidays stated. Oman Air also brings out various packages from time to time to its various destinations and that very much includes Thailand, which is ranked as one of the top tourist destinations. In the coming season of holidays, Oman Air will be unveiling more exciting packages to Thailand.
Corporate Communications And Media of Oman Air highlighted that the "Friends of Thailand" Awards were first introduced in 1996 by TAT and presented every two years to individuals, international tour operators and international airlines who share a love for Thailand and its people, and who have played a significant direct and indirect role in the successful development of Thai tourism. For 2008, a total of 79 Awards were presented to recipients from 34 countries.