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Bangkok– Submission for the 12th
Thailand Tourism Awards, the country’s most prestigious awards that recognises
the Thai travel industry’s best and brightest, opens from 1 February to 30
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)
initiated the biannual awards project back in 1996, and specifically organise
the awards ceremony on World Tourism Day, as a symbolic gesture of recognition
that builds awareness for responsible and sustainable tourism.
Thailand Tourism Awards 2019 open for
submissionsMr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said the Awards have helped
develop Thailand’s tourism industry towards a more sustainable future.
“The Thailand Tourism Awards recognise
operators of tourism products and services that are committed on sustainable
operation and management whilst meeting the high possible standards for
“These awards also serve as a catalyst
for the winners, who benefit by leveraging the publicity and increased
interested in their products that help drive business development.”
Mr. Yuthasak also highlighted what was
new for the 12th edition including simplifying the Awards into three
main categories comprising 12 sub segments.
There are now six awards in the
attraction category: Outdoor Adventure Activity, Learning and Doing, Nature and
Park, Fun and Entertainment, Historical and Culture, and Local and Community.
The accommodation sector now comprises
four awards: Luxury Hotel, Location Hotel, Resort and Design Hotel. Whilst the
health and wellness tourism sector now has two award categories: Spa and
Selection and judging process has been
streamlined and is now classified under three concepts: sustainable tourism,
tourist voice and tourist interest. Experts and academics from tourism-related
segments are appointed as a panel of judges to select the winners.
Sophisticated information technology is then applied and integrated into the
selection and judging process inclusive of tourist feedback to ensure
credibility of the Awards. This also helps raise the profile of the Thailand Tourism
Winners benefit by receiving a 50%
discount when attending the TAT’s travel shows in Thailand and overseas,
including the Thailand Travel Mart Plus, World Tourism Market and International
Tourism Borse. Winners are also invited to partner with TAT in its marketing
activities; such as, the Kinnari People’s Choice Awards to reward the best of
the best in Thai tourism products and services.
They also get additional publicity via
TAT’s marketing tools on the Thailand Tourism Awards; such as, the TAT Newsroom
and TAT’s prominent social media channels; namely, Amazing Thailand and
Thailand Fan Club, as well as other marketing and media platforms.
information on the Awards can be found at www.tourismthailand.org/tourismawards
Public Relations Division
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
Fax: +66 (0) 2250 0246