30 September 2019
In 1963, a commercial artist named Harvey Ball, from Worcester, Massachusetts, created the smiley face. The image went on to become the most recognisable symbol of goodwill and cheer on the planet.
As the years passed, Harvey Ball became concerned about how his symbol’s original meaning and intent may have become lost through its repetition. Out of that concern came his idea for World Smile Day®. He thought that we, all of us, should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world.
How apt then, that the country of Thailand is so commonly referred to as ‘The Land of Smiles’. Not only will you constantly bump into smiling, friendly locals, but Thai people also have 13 different classifications of a smile! What better way to celebrate World Smile Day® than with a whole guide dedicated to the Land of Smiles itself.
Imagine Thailand. Are you sinking your toes into the pristine white sands of a deserted beach? Navigating the undulating lush green topography of a tropical rainforest? Maybe you’re exploring one of the hundreds of ornate ancient temples? Whatever your mind pictures when you envisage the wonders of Thailand, you’re sure to only love it more when you visit.
With friendly locals, an incredibly diverse culture and activities to suit everyone from couples to families, Thailand is the perfect destination for any traveller.
Contact your Travel Counsellor to arrange your Thailand trip and take advantage of exclusive benefits, including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.