BANGKOK, 14 June 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand announced, Tuesday, the top 14 tourist attractions and activities for Chinese tourists visiting Thailand.
The 2017 People’s Choice Awards Thailand were based on 3.7 million votes cast during a two-week period.
The contest was a continuation of a project carried out successfully in 2015 and 2016 to enhance Thailand’s tourism profile and brand image via social media networks.
The winners of the 2017 People’s Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists were:
Luxury Hotel: Rayavadee Krabi
Boutique Hotel: Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort
City Hotel: Centara Grand at CentralWorld
Beach Hotel: Banyan Tree Samui
Airline: Thai Airways International
Show and Entertainment: Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives
Medical and Wellness: Samitivej Hospital
Restaurant: Baan Rim Pa Phuket
Spa: Let’s Relax Spa
Golf Course: Gassan Khuntan Golf and Resort
Shopping Centre: Emquartier
Tourism Activities/ Theme park: Vana Nava Hua Hin
Attraction: Pattaya Floating Market
TAT organised the voting campaign in partnership with Tencent, which owns a number of Chinese online channels; such as, WeChat, QZone, QQMusic and Tencent News.
Chinese who have travelled to Thailand were invited to vote via the website www.peopleschoiceawardsthailand.com between 26 May to 8 June in the 14 categories.
Every vote offered a chance to join a lucky draw prize. The first prize was a five-day holiday for two in Thailand, including return air tickets on Thai Airways International and accommodation. The next five prizes were also return air tickets for two to Thailand on Thai Smile Airways, NokScoot Airlines, Thai AirAsia, Bangkok Airways and Thai Lion Air.
During the first four months of this year, Thailand welcomed 12 million visitors from China and travel spend was estimated at THB620 billion.