TAT honours Thailand tourism winners of awards including Phuket based winners

Thailand Tourism Awards
Thailand Tourism Awards

Long-standing friends and supporters of the Thai tourism industry, as well as some of its best products and tour guides, were conferred well-deserved awards at a cocktail reception organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on 27 September, 2010, in Bangkok.

The 8th Thailand Tourism Awards, 7th Friends of Thailand Awards, and 6th Tourist Guide Awards were conferred on a total of 283 recipients at the function organised at the Centara Grand Hotel.

The event was simultaneously organised to commemorate World Tourism Day as well as being held in the year marking the 50th Anniversary of the founding of TAT.

All three awards are designed to promote the professionalism, standards, and image of the Thai tourism industry, recognised as one of the country’s most important contributors to economic and social development.

The Thailand Tourism Awards

Initiated by TAT since 1996 and held bi-annually, these awards are aimed at motivating both private and public tourism-related organisations to conserve the country’s natural and cultural resources and promote sustainable tourism development.

This year, the judges selected 32 Awards of Excellence and 80 Awards of Outstanding Performance out of a total of 112 nominees.

The awards have gained wide recognition both within Thailand and abroad. The Panel of Judges comprises a panel of industry specialists and key academics chaired by Dr Suvit Rasmibhuti.

The Awards are statuettes of a Thai mythical half-human-half bird creature, Kinaree, certified by the World Tourism Organisation (WTO).

The Friends of Thailand Awards

These awards honour foreign individuals and companies worldwide, who have contributed to the success of the Thai tourism industry.

A total of 75 persons or organisations from 57 countries received the Awards in four award categories including tour operators (26), international airlines (8), international media (23), as well as individual supporters and groups (18).

The Tourist Guide Awards

These are conferred on dedicated and professional tour guides to encourage them to aspire to high service standards as well as to encourage other tour guides to follow suit.

They recognise the fact that tour guides are perhaps one of the most important points of contact for any visitor and play a critical role in helping promote a better understanding of a country’s culture and traditions.

A total of 96 Awards were awarded to tour guides in specific areas of expertise as well as to the best guides in each of the four Thai geographical regions: Central and Eastern region (55), Northern region (28), and Southern region (13).

Please click here to view a full list of the award winners.
8th Thailand Tourism Awards

Contact information:

International Public Relations Division
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
Fax: +66 (0) 2253 7419
E-mail: prdiv3@tat.or.th
Web site: www.tatnews.org

Among the many winners, Phuketindex spotted the following Phuket based winners in their categories:


Southern Region

Ban Bang Rong Community
Award of Outstanding Performance

Tel: +66 (0) 7626 0144, (0) 7626 0090
E-mail: jtorthip@hotmail.com
Web site: www.bangrong.org
Address: 2/2 Pa Khlok – Mueang Mai Road, Tambon Pa Khlok, Amphoe Thalang, Phuket 83110


With More Than 80 Rooms

Southern Region

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
Award of Excellence

Tel: +66 (0) 7633 0124-26
Fax: +66 (0) 7633 0127
E-mail: reservation@katathani.com
Web site: www.katathani.com
Address: 14 Kata Noi Road, Tambon Karon, Phuket 83100

Royal Paradise Hotel and Spa Phuket
Award of Outstanding Performance

Tel: +66 (0) 7634 0666
Fax: +66 (0) 7634 0565
E-mail: info@rovalparadise.com
Web site: www.rovalparadise.com
Address: 135/23, 123/15-16 Rat uthit Song Roi Pi Road, Tambon Pa Tong, Amphoe Kathu, Phuket


Southern Region

Conserved commercial zone of Phuket old town
Award of Outstanding Performance

Tel/ Fax: +66 (0) 7621 4306, (0) 7621 3374
Web site: www.phuketcity.go.th
Address: Phuket old town, Thalang – Dibuk – Phuket – Phang-nga – Yaowarat – Krabi -Ranong Roads and Soi Rommani, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Phuket 83000
Nominating Agency/ Individual: Phuket City Municipality, 52/1 Narisorn Road, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Phuket 83000


Southern Region

Sukko Cultural Spa and Wellness, Phuket
Award of Excellence

Tel: + 66 (0) 7626 3222
Fax: +66 (0) 7626 3222, (0) 7626 4533
E-mail: ranqsiman@sukkospa.com
Web site: www.sukkospa.com
Address: 5/10 Chaofa Tawan Tok, Tambon Wichit, Amphoe Mueang, Phuket 83000


Banyan Tree Spa Phuket
Award of Outstanding Performance

Tel: + 66 (0) 7632 4374
Fax: +66 (0) 7627 1463
E-mail: spa-phuket@banyantree.com
Web site: www.banyantree.com
Address: 33 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road, Tambon Cherngtalay, Amphoe Talang, Phuket 83110


Bangkok Hospital Phuket
Award of Excellence

Tel: + 66 (0) 7625 4425 ext 1693
Fax: +66 (0) 7635 4062
E-mail: info@phukethospital.com
Web site: www.phukethospital.com
Address: 2/1 Hongyok utis Road, Tambon Talatyai, Amphoe Muang, Phuket 83000


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