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Thailand remains favourite among Brits travelling to the far east

Thailand remains favourite among Brits travelling to the far east

Thailand is still the most popular destination in Asia for Brits travelling to the continent, the UK’s tour operators have said.

They were speaking at the Thailand Travel Market in Bangkok, when it was revealed that the number of people in the UK booking flights to Thailand remains healthy, Travel Mole reports.

This is in spite of the political unrest that Thailand is experiencing, which has resulted in some airports being closed.

According to the website, Vicky Alexander, product manager for Emerald Gold said: "We have seen only a slight drop in numbers to Thailand since the political issues but still have complete confidence in the quality and value of the Thai travel proposition."

Ms Alexander added that there will be a "slight growth" in visitor numbers to Thailand next year from the UK.

Travel Mole also reported that, according to Sunset Travel product manager Kate Andrews, Thailand remained its "top Asian destination".

There were 763,668 British arrivals to Thailand in 2007, which represented a 2.4 percent increase from 2006. The number of Irish visitors increased by 19.7 percent to 68,219 arrivals.

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