THE Thai resort island of Phuket had been honoured with the inaugural New Frontiers Award 2006 at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai.
ATM praised Thai resort for its outstanding resilience and positive contribution to tourism development in aftermath of overwhelming tsunami devastation. The award was presented during the annual ATM exhibitors’ party at the Grand Hyatt Dubai.
Besides a crystal trophy to commemorate the occasion, Phuket received a truly innovative reward, nine sqm of free exhibition space at both Arabian Travel Market 2007 in Dubai and Mediterranean Trade Fair (MTF) 2006 in Cairo, also organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions.
Phuket had been short-listed along with Beirut and New Orleans.