Chinese vote Thai favourites

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.

Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Tanasak Patimapragorn (centre), on his right, Minister of Tourism and Sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul; on his left governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Yuthasak Supasorn.

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

Destination: Pattaya

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 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.


  1. The 2017 People’s Choice Awards Thailand were based on 3.7 million votes cast during a two-week period

    This is totally made up, no more than a few thousand votes in fact.

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