Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha announced that Thailand was voted the ‘best country for people’
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Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - The Thai government is making changes to ministerial rules and regulations to streamline tourism after Thailand was voted the world’s best country for people. 

In his national televised this weekend, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha announced that Thailand was voted the ‘best country for people’ by readers of the well-respected US-based travel magazine, Conde Nast Traveler. 

In the category of best countries in the world for tourism, Thailand came in third, behind Italy and Greece. 

In addition, the famous Samui Island of Surat Thani province came was ranked ninth among the “best islands in the world.” 

Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok and Six Senses Yao Noi Resort in Phang Nga province achieved 4th and 5th places for “best hotels in Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.” 

Prayut added that ministerial rules and regulations will be adjusted to focus on community tourism, wealth distribution, and the enhancement of the grassroots economy, as the government targets 3.4 trillion baht in tourism revenue in 2019.-NNT/VNA