Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017
Five Thai destinations namely Krabi, Ko Samui, Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket received recognition during the Ctrip Best Tourist Destination of the Year Awards 2016. These Awards are voted for by more than seven million Chinese travellers, making it the largest travel poll in the People’s Republic of China.
Ctrip.com, China’s largest and most influential online travel agent, has held its annual Best Tourist Destination of the Year Awards online voting campaign since 2009, encouraging Chinese travellers to vote for their favorite destinations through its website and via social media and SMS.
The winners of ‘Ctrip Best Tourist Destination of the Year Awards 2016” were announced at the award ceremony in Shanghai on February 21st, 2017, which was attended by more than 500 leading Chinese celebrities and influential people in the tourism industry.
Krabi was voted among the Top 10 Best Overseas Potential Destination and the Top 10 Favorite Destination for The Generation After 80’s.
Chiang Mai was voted among the Top 10 Best Honeymoon Destination and the Top 10 Best FIT Destination.
Phuket was named among the Top 10 Best Island Destination, while Bangkok was voted among the Top 10 Best Destination for College Students.
Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said, “China is Thailand’s biggest tourism market and the Ctrip awards show that the kingdom appeals to all sorts of Chinese tourists, young and old from students to honeymooners and shopping lovers. We are pleased that Thailand can offer so much and that Chinese tourists want to come back time after time to enjoy our unique Thai experiences and destinations. We look forward to seeing even more visitors from China in 2017.”