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									               Message from the Minister of Tourism and Sports                                       66

               Message from the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tourism Authority of Thailand    67

               Message from the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand                        68

               Message from the UNWTO Secretary-General                                              69

               Programme                                                                             71

               Background of the Thailand Tourism Awards                                             72

               The Committees of the Thailand Tourism Awards 2010                                    74

               Criteria                                                                             78

               Award Categories                                                                     79

               Awards for Tourist Attractions                                                        84

               Awards for Tourist Accommodation                                                     107

               Awards for Tour Programmes                                                           117

               Awards for Tourism Support and Promotion Organisations                               120

               Awards for Health Tourism                                                            124



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                     : klonglan_np@hotmail.com              : www.dnp.go.th




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                     : K_krachan_np@dnp.go.th              : www.dnp.go.th



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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 24                                                          9/23/10 2:31:09 AM
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                     : jammer292002@yahoo.com              : www.dnp.go.th




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                     : phuphan69@gmail.com, phuphannt_2006@yahoo.com         : www.phupan.com




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 25                                                                     9/23/10 2:31:11 AM
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                         : namtok_yong@paro5.com                      : www.dnp.go.th




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                                                           Award of Merit       2008 Asia-Paci c Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage
               Conservation            UNESCO




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                     : 1nangyai@gmail.com




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 27                                                                                                         9/23/10 2:31:17 AM
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                     : sale@sanctuaryoftruth.com           : www.sanctuaryoftruth.com




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                     : usasawat@hotmail.com, pada2505@hotmail.com                : www. nearts.go.th




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                                                       Homestay


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                     : tik_kona@hotmail.com                  : www.namchieo.com




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 30                                                      9/23/10 2:31:29 AM
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                         : mukdahan_doae@hotmail.com




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                         : jtorthip@hotmail.com          : www.bangrong.org




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 33                                    9/23/10 2:32:27 AM
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                        : www.baandalha.com




                                   .       .       .
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                     : suphattraland07@yahoo.com           : www.suphattraland.com




               Farm Chokchai Agro – Eco Knowledge Tourism
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                                    ,           ,             -
                   : farmtour@farmchokchai.com     : www.farmchokchai.com




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 34                                                         9/23/10 2:32:32 AM
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                                               OTOP




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                                                       B1-B2

                       : monsichan@siamoceanworld.com              : www.siamoceanworld.com


                   ,
                                                           Amazing Submarine Journey Book


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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 36                                                                  9/23/10 2:32:40 AM
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                     : info@scppark.com        : www.scppark.com




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                     : manopraksa@gmail.com           : www.dmr.go.th




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 37                                               9/23/10 2:32:44 AM
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                        : koratfossil@hotmail.com                  www.khoratfossil.org


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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 38                                                                    9/23/10 2:32:48 AM
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                       : banyatl@hotmail.com, nsc@hotmail.com                      : www.nakhonsci.com




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 39                                                                                      9/23/10 2:32:53 AM
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                       : pannin@siamniramit.com          : www.siamniramit.com




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                       : kampon@loxinfo.co.th          : www.nongnoochtropicalgarden.com




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 40                                                                    9/23/10 2:32:58 AM
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                     : tiffany@tiffany-show.co.th                  : www. tiffany-show.co.th




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                     : somporn_na@minornet.com                         : www.ripleysthailand.com




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                     : info@ cha-amatvpark.net                 : www.cha-amatvpark.net

                                                                                                   ATV




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 41                                                                              9/23/10 2:33:03 AM
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                     : thelittleworld@gmail.com              : www.treetopadventurepark.com




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                     : Krissada@greeneryresort.com             : www.greeneryresort.com, www.mylifepark.com

                                              Theme Park




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 42                                                                                  9/23/10 2:33:09 AM
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                                                   (City Hotel)


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                       : bangkokmarriott@minornet.com           : www.marriottdining.com


                                                            -




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                       : siamcity@siamhotels.com        : www.siamhotels.com




                   /           .

                       : bangkok@banyantree.com         : www.banyantree.com


                                                                               (Green Imperative Fund)



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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 44                                                                             9/23/10 2:33:17 AM
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                     : pattayamarriott@minornet.com               : www.marriott.com




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 45                                                                9/23/10 2:33:23 AM
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                        : nch@chr.co.th          : www.centarahotelsresorts.com




                                                              (Resort Hotel)


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                        : huahinmarriott@minornet.com            : www.marriottdining.com

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                     : reservation@katathani.com         : www.katathani.com




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                     : sheraton.krabi@sheraton.com         : www.sheraton.com




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 47                                                                9/23/10 2:33:39 AM
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                     : info@royalparadise.com        : www.royalparadise.com
                                                                                         ISO 9000:2001




                                                      (Resort Hotel)

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                     : goldentriangle@anantara.com           : www.anantara.com
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                     : reservations@baanamphawa.com              : www.baanamphawa.com




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 48                                                                             9/23/10 2:33:45 AM
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                     : info@fairhousesamui.com              : www.fairhousesamui.com


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                     : info@ratilannachiangmai.com             : www.ratilannachiangmai.com




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 49                                                                   9/23/10 2:33:52 AM
                                                              (Pool Villa Hotel)

                     /             .        .           .
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                         : reservation@santhiya.com, info@santhiya.com              : www.santhiya.com




                                                                                  (Convention Hotel)


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                         : info@iyarapark.com               : www.iyarapark.com

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                        : info@royalcliff.com          : www.royalcliff.com
                                                                                        (Travel Hall of Fame)       TTG (Asia)
                                                                         ,
                                         E-Marketing                          (Online – Marketing)
                                                           Online




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                        : rattanabralee@hotmail.com




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                        : barra@ksc.th.com




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 52                                         9/23/10 2:34:16 AM
               Ban Borthor Mangrove and Cave Kayak Trip

                   /             .                    .               .

                       : noikrabi@hotmail.com

                                                                                                                        (Fiddler Crab)
                           (Mudskipper)
                                              ,


               Save Dolphin Save Environment

                   /             .                .           .

                       : khanom_tour@yahoo.com, info@khanom shingandtour.com




               Community Based Cultural Exchange and Volunteer Trip

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                       : tmtmaehongson@yahoo.com
                                                                                      (Community Based Tourism : CBT)




                       /             .                            .           .   .

                       : pochaitravel@hotmail.com




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 53                                                                                                         9/23/10 2:34:19 AM
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                     : chaowana-nan@gmail.com                                : www.nancity.or.th




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                     : kopong63@hotmail.com                                : www. o.co.th/travel/watchan


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                     : Admin@tessabantak.co.th                              : www.tessabantak.co.th

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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 54                                                                                   9/23/10 2:34:20 AM
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                     : admin@surinpao.org               : www.surinpao.org

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                       : marinepollution_pcd@yahoo.com                  : www.pcd.go.th




                   /                 .      .                    .
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                       : bangmee1@hotmail.com                    : www.kohyao-cbt.com




                                 .           .       .       .

                       : prkrabipao@gmail.com                : www.krabipao.go.th




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                           : www.phuketcity.go.th
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                                 Day Spa

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                         : pakin@chiangmaioasis.com                : www.oasisspa.net




                     /       .         .          .            .

                         : info@lannacomespa.com                   : www.lannacomespa.com

                                                 Ozone Jet                              Vichy Shower Rain Bar
                                           Lymphatic Drain Massage




                                                           /        .
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                         : majo@rarinjinda.com            : www.rarinjinda.com

                                                                                   Hydrotherapy Pool      Vichy Shower

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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 57                                                                                              9/23/10 2:34:23 AM
                 /        .            .       .           .

                     : rangsiman@sukkospa.com                  : sukkospa.com


                                                   Sukko Spa Academy


                               Hotel & Resort Spa

                                   .               .            .        .

                     : chiangmai@devaranaspa.com                    : www.devaranaspa.com




                      .        –           .           .

                     : huahin.regency@hyatt.com                : www.thebarai.com


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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 58                                                                9/23/10 2:34:26 AM
                     /        .       .           .

                         : spas@anantara.com              : www.spa.anantara.com




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                         : spapbk@peninsula.com                   : www.peninsula.com


                                                                               Naturally Peninsula




                     /            .       .               .

                         : sivara@emeraldcove.amari.com                 : www.amari.com

                                                                                                     Vinchy




                 /            .               .       .       .          .

                         : reservations-samui@sixsenses.com                  : www.sixsenses.com

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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 59                                                                                   9/23/10 2:34:30 AM
                               .        .       .

                     : info@tongsaibay.co.th         : www.tongsaibay.co.th
                                       “            ” (Green Spa)




                                   Destination Spa

                     /              .       .         .
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                     : info@tao-garden.com          : www.tao-garden.com

                              )                             )                 Inner Smile
                         Six Healing Sound )




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Tourism Awards T im3.indd 60                                                                9/23/10 2:34:35 AM
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                     : spa-phuket@banyantree.com                  : www.banyantree.com
                                                           Retreat For the Senses
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                     /             .           .           .           .

                     : info@kamalaya.com               : www.kamalaya.com




               (                                   )

                                           .
                               .       -               .           .        .
                                           –                   -                    -
                          : www.dnhospital.com

                                                                                         (   -   -   -   )




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                       /              .              .        .

                                : www.abhaibhubejhr.org




               (                                          )

                   /        .                 .           .       .

                           : info@phukethospital.com              : www.phukethospital.com
                                                                                                       Joint Commission International
               Accreditation (JCI)




                                          .

                           : info@bumrungrad.com              : www.bumrungrad.com
                                                                                                                       Joint Commission
               International Accreditation (JCI)                                                                          (Core Service)
                                          (Preventive/Wellness)                              (Support Service)




                   /            .
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                           : contact_sikarin@yahoo.com        : www.sikarin.com
                                                     One-Stop-Service
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               Kinnari
               Kinnari is a half – human half – bird in ancient Thai literature,
               representing beauty and exaltation. The lotus symbolizes purity and highness.
               The pigeon represents peace, brotherhood and harmony.

               Designed By : Mr. Nonthivathn Chandhanaphalin




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               Message from Mr. Chumpol Silapa-archa
               the Minister of Tourism and Sports
               It has been well realized that the tourism industry contributes signi cantly to the global economy and had
               grown to become a major product in the international trading arena. Over the past decade, Thailand’s
               tourism industry has been distinct driving force that activates the national economic expansion, which has
               led to employment, occupation creation, income distribution, as well as investment in a large number of
               tourism-related businesses, resulting in the prosperity of the people and the nation. Consequently, the
               quality of life of the Thai people has successfully improved. Nevertheless, the global tourism industry is
               now experiencing high competitiveness, especially in terms of management of environmentally-friendly
               tourism, and the volume and value of tourism attractions. As such, now that the Thai tourism industry is
               regarded as part of the economic driving force, it is necessary to develop both tourism personnel and
               product quality in an appropriate and standard manner.

               The Thailand Tourism Awards is held successively every other year by the Tourism Authority of Thailand
               (TAT), with the awards presentation ceremony being organized on 27 September to coincide with the World
               Tourism Day. This year, the 8th Thailand Tourism Awards 2010 is based on the concepts of environmental
               conservation management, global warming, public and social participation, suf ciency economy, and creative
               volume and value building as judging criteria. The honor gained from these awards will make the recipients
               recognized at an international level and, therefore, help to enhance the country’s competitive capacity.

               I would like to express my sincere appreciation and congratulation to all recipients of the 8th Thailand
               Tourism Awards, 6th Tourist Guide Awards, as well as Friends of Thailand 2010. Your performances will
               become good prototypes for the promotion and development of Thai tourism. I would like to hope that
               you will all take pride in your respective participation in continuing to sustainably develop the country’s
               tourism industry.




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               Message from Mr. Vichai Srikwan
               the Chairman of the Board of Directors
               Tourism Authority of Thailand
               The awards presentation ceremony of the 8th Thailand Tourism Awards 2010 is intentionally organized on
               27 September 2010 to coincide with the World Tourism Day. The project was originated from the intent
               determination of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), as the organization in charge of driving the
               country’s tourism, to take responsibility for, as well as encourage all stakeholder’s cooperation in, ensuring
               the future of a new form of tourism that is “environmentally-friendly”. This is a way to signify that it is
               every human being’s duty to take care of Planet Earth together, as well as to stimulate all stakeholders in
               the tourism industry to operate their respective businesses in a manner that concretely conserves the
               environment and helps reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.

               The Thailand Tourism Awards has been positive measure to motivate a qualitative competition in tourism
               management, as well as praise and encourage those entrepreneurs who have contributed to the country’s
               tourism as a whole. Therefore, all nominated entries as well as awarded individuals and organizations are
               a re ection of all parties’ intention to boost and promote the country’s tourism. And I am con dent that
               Thailand’s tourism industry is already prepared to compete in the global arena.

               I would like to congratulate all recipients of the Thailand Tourism Awards and Tourist Guide Awards for your
               respective contribution to the country by exemplifying sustainable tourism promotion. And my
               congratulation as well all Friends of Thailand for having been our good friends in sustainable marketing Thai
               tourism internationally.




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               Message from Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni
               the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand
               Originally known as the Tourist Organization of Thailand (TOT), the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) was
                rst established in 1960 as an agency responsible mainly for the of cial promotion of the country’s tourism.
               Since then, tourism has become aware of and recognized for its “value” and “opportunity”, in addition, to
               being merely travel for leisure. Tourism has now turned into an industry generating enormous income into
               the country as well as distributing it thoroughly to Thai people in all regions, and a major source of the
               national revenue. Furthermore, tourism is presently taught extensively in many public and private
               educational institutions.

               As natural tourism resources as well as man-made attractions are all related to the people’s way of life,
               they all require good preservation to continue to be a national treasure. In addition, the global tourism
               industry is now alert and realizes the importance of the intense conservation of the natural environment.
               Therefore, in developing as well as promoting tourism, it is necessary to systemize all aspects of
               management to be environmentally-friendly. This can be done though publicizing the appropriate
               knowledge and creating understanding among tourists, the general public, entrepreneurs, as well as
               investors to make them aware of the systematic and quality management of tourist attractions in order to
               enhance sustainable tourism development.

               TAT rst initiated the Thailand Tourism Awards programme in 1996 and has successively organized the event
               every other year until the present, which is the 8th time. The awards presentation ceremony has been
               scheduled to take place on 27 September to coincide with the World Tourism Day and intended to partly
               encourage related agencies, organizations, attractions and services to enhance their competing capacity to
               meet with an international standard. It is also aimed to offer an opportunity for the award recipients to
               further the development and market more quality-guaranteed products.

               TAT would like to congratulate all 112 recipients of the 8th Thailand Tourism Awards, 96 recipients of
               the 6th Tourist Guide Awards, and the 75 Friends of Thailand 2010 who represent good international
               relations and have contributed signi cantly to the promotion of Thai tourism in the global market. My
               heartfelt gratitude to you all for having taken part in bene ting our country by exemplifying the cooperation,
               determination in providing service, enhancement of tourism development in a sustainable dimension, and
               preservation of the uniquely beautiful Thai culture.




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               Massage from the Secetary-General of
               the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mr. Taleb Rifal
               On behalf of the World Tourism Organization, the UN specialized agency for the promotion of sustainable
               tourism development, I welcome you all to the 8th Thailand Tourism Awards.

               Over the decades, tourism has experienced rapid growth becoming a global phenomenon and contributing
               signi cantly to employment, international commerce, national income and development. This growth has
               advanced hand in hand with continued improvements in standards and quality and an increasing awareness
               and commitment to the principles of sustainability. As the leading international organization in the eld of
               tourism, UNWTO has long been promoting sustainable tourism; one that establishes a suitable balance
               between the environmental, economic and socio-cultural aspects of tourism development.

               The Thailand Tourism Awards honor operators in the Thai tourism industry who have placed these principles
               at the core of their activity. The Awards recognize those in the travel industry making a signi cant
               commitment to environmentally-friendly tourism, respecting host communities and providing
               socio-economic bene ts to all stakeholders.

               The timing of the ceremony is particularly appropriate, falling as it does on World Tourism Day. World
               Tourism Day 2010 is being held within the framework of the International Year of Biodiversity under the
               theme ‘Tourism and Biodiversity’. The winners of the 8th Thailand Tourism Awards are an excellent
               testimony of how sustainable tourism initiatives can actively contribute to the conservation of biodiversity
               and the important role of the private sector in the challenge of sustainability.

               It gives me great pleasure to extend the congratulations and thanks of UNWTO to all of this year’s winners
               in recognition of their many achievements and the example they set for the global tourism sector.




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               Programme
               Award Presentation Ceremony
               the 8th Thailand Tourism Awards 2010
               Friends of Thailand Awards, and Tourist Guide Awards
               Monday, 27 September, 2010, 16.00 - 19.30 hrs.
               at the Bangkok Convention Centre, Level 22
               Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Bangkok

               16.00 hrs.       -    Assembly of distinguished guests.
               17.00 hrs.       -    Arrival of H.E. the Prime Minister.
                                -    Report by H.E. Minister of Tourism and Sports.
               17.10 hrs.       -    Opening Speech by H.E. the Prime Minister.
               17.15 hrs.       -    Video Presentation of Thailand Tourism Awards,
                                     Friends of Thailand Awards, and Tourist Guide Awards.
               17.25 hrs.       -    Friends of Thailand Awards and
                                     Thailand Tourism Awards presentation.
                                -    Cultural performance.
                                -    Tourist Guide Awards presentation.
               19.30 hrs.       -    Photo Session.
                                -    Cocktail dinner.
                                -    End of ceremony.




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               Background of the Thailand Tourism Awards
               At present, the tourism industry is regarded as a signi cant sector which boosts the global economic system.
               It has been accepted that the growth of the tourism industry has been continuingly increasing to become
               a main product in the international trade system worldwide. In Thailand, the tourism industry has been
               playing an important role, for decades, as a driving force of economic growth, which has contributed to
               increased employment, income distribution, and investment in related businesses. In addition, it has
               created the people’s and country’s prosperity, and led the development of the Thai people’s quality of
               life. However, the marketing competition in this industry arises at a global level, especially in terms of the
               quality of environmentally-friendly management. Therefore, it is necessary that the Thai tourism industry,
               as part of the economic drive, should enhance the quality of tourism products to meet international
               standards.

               The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the agency responsible for national tourism promotion, with
               concern about the development of tourism products to comply with the international standards and the
               increase in entrepreneurs’ competitiveness, has arranged the project, Thailand Tourism Awards, every two
               years, since 1996 until now. In 2010, the 8th Thailand Tourism Awards is expected to be a positive measure
               to promote quality tourism, equivalent to other international awards. It is a part of the tourism accreditation,
               which creates credibility, gains recognition from domestic and international visitors, as well as develops
               sustainable tourism in Thailand.

               This year, the 8th Thailand Tourism Awards will take place on 27 September, 2010, the World Tourism Day.
               Furthermore, the 6th Tourist Guide Awards and the Friends of Thailand 2010 will be arranged together on
               this occasion as well.
               Objectives
               1. To encourage the competitiveness in terms of the quality of management and services in the tourism
                  sector and related businesses, which enhance the marketing bene ts and social-community
                  participation to contribute to sustainable tourism.
               2. To present the TAT’s intention to enhance and develop quality marketing of the tourism industry,
                  as well as create values of tourism products and recognition of the quality symbolism of the Thailand
                  Tourism Awards at an international level.
               3. To boost the marketing promotion and expansion of the success in marketing management to the
                  award recipients.
               4. To honour the award winners, and encourage other entrepreneurs to develop their standardised
                  quality operations both directly and indirectly.

               Categories of Awards
               In the Thailand Tourism Awards 2010, there will be ve categories of awards:
               1. Awards for Tourist Attractions
               2. Awards for Tourist Accommodation
               3. Awards for Tour Programmes
               4. Awards for Tourism Support and Promotion Organisations
               5. Awards for Health Tourism




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               The 8th Thailand Tourism Awards 2010

               No.             Category               Subcategory                                              Area

                1 Tourist Attractions         Natural
                                            1.1                                                            5 regions
                                              Historical and Cultural
                                            1.2                                                            5 regions
                                              Ecotourism
                                            1.3                                                            5 regions
                                              Community-based Tourism
                                            1.4                                                            5 regions
                                              Agrotourism
                                            1.5                                                            5 regions
                                              Recreational
                                            1.6                          1.6.1 Recreational Attractions 5 regions
                                                                               for Learning
                                                                         1.6.2 Recreational Attractions 5 regions
                                                                               for Entertainment
                                                                         1.6.3 Recreational Attractions 5 regions
                                                                               for Adventure
                2 Tourist Accommodation 2.1 City Hotel                   2.1.1 Less than 80 rooms        7 areas - BKK
                                                                         2.1.2 More than 80 rooms        7 areas - BKK
                                          2.2 Resort Hotel               2.2.1 Less than 80 rooms        7 areas - BKK
                                                                         2.2.2 More than 80 rooms        7 areas - BKK
                                          2.3 Convention Hotel                                           7 areas - BKK
                                          2.4 Boutique Hotel                                              Nationwide
                                          2.5 Pool Villa Hotel                                            Nationwide
                3 Tour Programmes         3.1 Domestic                                                     5 regions
                                          3.2 Inbound                                                      5 regions
                4 Tourism Support and     4.1 Public Organisation                                       5 regions - BKK
                  Promotion Organisations 4.2 Private Organisation                                      5 regions - BKK
                                          4.3 Civil Society Organisation                                5 regions - BKK
                5 Health Tourism          5.1 Day Spa                                                      5 regions
                                          5.2 Destination Spa                                             Nationwide
                                          5.3 Hotel / Resort Spa                                           5 regions
                                          5.3 Medical Centre             5.3.1 Public Healthcare Centre Nationwide
                                                                         5.3.2 Private Healthcare Centre Nationwide




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               The Committees of the 8th Thailand Tourism Awards 2010
                    1. Organising Committee
                    2. Advisory Committee
                    3. Judging Committee
                    4. Judging Panels
               1. The Organising Committee
                    1.1  Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand                           Chairperson
                    1.2  Advisor 10                                                              Member
                    1.3  Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business                       Member
                    1.4  Deputy Governor for International Marketing                             Member
                         (Europe, Africa, Middle East and America)
                    1.5 Deputy Governor for Policy and Planning                                  Member
                    1.6 Deputy Governor for Domestic Marketing                                   Member
                    1.7 Deputy Governor for International Marketing                              Member
                         (Asia and South Paci c)
                    1.8 Deputy Governor for Administration                                       Member
                    1.9 Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications                             Member
                    1.10 Advisor 9                                                               Member
                    1.11 Secretary-General or Representative of the Of ces of                    Member
                         Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning
                    1.12 Director-General or Representative of the Department of                 Member
                         National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation
                    1.13 Director-General or Representative of the Department of                 Member
                         Environmental Quality Promotion
                    1.14 Director-General or Representative of the Fine Arts Department          Member
                    1.15 Director-General or Representative of the Government                    Member
                         Public Relations Department
                    1.16 Director-General or Representative of the Department of                 Member
                         Health Service Support
                    1.17 Director-General or Representative of the Department of                 Member
                         Local Administration
                    1.18 Director-General or Representative of the Community                     Member
                         Development Department
                    1.19 Director-General or Representative of the Of ce of                      Member
                         Tourism Development
                    1.20 Director or Representative of the Tourist Police Division               Member
                    1.21 Chairperson or Representative of the Tourism                            Member
                         Council of Thailand
                    1.22 President or Representative of the Association of Thai Tour Operators   Member
                    1.23 President or Representative of the Writers’ Association of Thailand     Member
                    1.24 President or Representative of the Thai Ecotourism and                  Member
                         Adventure Travel Association
                    1.25 President or Representative of the Professional Tourist                 Member
                         Guide Association of Thailand


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                    1.26       President or Representative of the Association of Domestic Travel      Member
                    1.27       President or Representative of the Association of Thai Travel Agents   Member
                    1.28       President or Representative of the Thai Hotels Association             Member
                    1.29       Executive Director of the Product Promotion Department                 Secretary
                    1.30       Director of the Services Promotion Division                            Asst. Secretary
                    1.31       Chief of the General Services Section                                  Asst. Secretary
               2. The Advisory Committee
                    2.1        Mr. Wadanyu Nathalang
                    2.2        Mr. Manit Siriwan
                    2.3        Mr. Seree Wangpaichitr
                    2.4        Assistant Professor Dr. Seri Wongmontha

               3. The Judging Committee
                    3.1        Mr. Suvit Rasmibhuti                                                   Chairperson
                    3.2        Mr. Opas Netraumpai                                                    Vice Chairperson
                    3.3        Mr. Therdchai Choibamroong                                             Vice Chairperson
                    3.4        Mr. Pradech Phayavichien                                               Member
                    3.5        Director-General or Representative of the Department                   Member
                               of Health Service Support
                    3.6        Director-General or Representative of the Of ce of                     Member
                               Tourism Development
                    3.7        Assistant Professor Surachet Chettamart                                Member
                    3.8        Assistant Professor Chirapol Sintunawa                                 Member
                    3.9        Mrs. Suchada Yuvaboon                                                  Member
                    3.10       Mr. Vishanu Aimpraneetra                                               Member
                    3.11       Miss Rumphaipun Kaewsuriya                                             Member
                    3.12       Mr. Sin Sarobon                                                        Member
                    3.13       Mr. Nalik-atipak Saengsanit                                            Member
                    3.14       Mr. Noppadol Briksawan                                                 Member
                    3.15       Chairperson or Representative of the Tourism Council of Thailand       Member
                    3.16       Mrs. Sasiapha Sukontrat                                                Member
                    3.17       Executive Director of the Product Promotion Department                 Secretary
                    3.18       Director of the Services Promotion Division                            Asst. Secretary
                    3.19       Chief of the General Services Section                                  Asst. Secretary
                    3.20       Chief of the Souvenirs Section                                         Asst. Secretary
                    3.21       Mr. Kopong Moungthai                                                   Asst. Secretary
               4. The Judging Panel: Awards for Tourism Support and Promotion Organisations
                    4.1 Miss Rumphaipun Kaewsuriya                                                    Chairperson
                    4.2 Mr. Kwansuang Atipho                                                          Vice Chairperson
                    4.3 President or Representative of the Association of Thai Travel Agents          Vice Chairperson
                    4.4 Secretary-General or Representative of the Of ces of                          Member
                        Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning
                    4.5 Director-General or Representative of the Department of                       Member
                        National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation
                    4.6 Director-General or Representative of the Community                           Member
                        Development Department

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                    4.7 Director-General or Representative of the Fine Arts                     Member
                         Department
                    4.8 Assistant Professor Dr. Chalongsri Pimonsompong                         Member
                    4.9 President or Representative of the Thailand                             Member
                         Environment Institute
                    4.10 Chairperson or Representative of the Tourism Council of Thailand       Member
                    4.11 President or Representative of the Thai Ecotourism and                 Member
                         Adventure Travel Association
                    4.12 Manager of the Bangkok Forum                                           Member
                    4.13 Director of the Tourism Training Network Division                      Secretary
                    4.14 Chief of the Training Section                                          Asst. Secretary
                    4.15 Chief of the Curriculum Development Section                            Asst. Secretary
               5. The Judging Panel: Awards for Tourist Attractions
                    5.1 Assistant Professor Surachet Chettamart                                 Chairperson
                    5.2 Secretary-General or Representative of the Of ces of                    Vice Chairperson
                         Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning
                    5.3 Director-General or Representative of the Department of                 Member
                         National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation
                    5.4 Director-General or Representative of the Fine Arts Department          Member
                    5.5 Director-General or Representative of the Department of                 Member
                         Environmental Quality Promotion
                    5.6 Director-General or Representative of the Department of                 Member
                         Agricultural Extention
                    5.7 Director-General or Representative of the Department of                 Member
                         Mineral Resources
                    5.8 Dean or Representative of the Faculty of Archaeology,                   Member
                         Silpakorn University
                    5.9 Director-General or Representative of                                   Member
                         the International Union for Conservation of Nature
                    5.10 Director-General or Representative of the Southeast                    Member
                         Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO)
                         Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SPAFA)
                    5.11 Professor Dr. Sombat Karnjanakit                                       Member
                    5.12 Assistant Professor Dr. Amnat Chidthaisong                             Member
                    5.13 Assistant Professor Dr. Datchanee Aimphan                              Member
                    5.14 President or Representative of the Thai Ecotourism and                 Member
                         Adventure Travel Association
                    5.15 President or Representative of the Association of Thai Travel Agents   Member
                    5.16 Chairperson or Representative of the Association of                    Member
                         Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage
                    5.17 Chairperson or Representative of the Community-based                   Member
                         Tourism Institute
                    5.18 Director of the Attractions Promotion Division                         Secretary
                    5.19 Chief of the Central Region Attractions Section                        Asst. Secretary
                    5.20 Mrs. Saowaluk Apichatabootra                                           Asst. Secretary



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               6. The Judging Panel: Awards for Tourist Accommodation
                    6.1 Assistant Professor Chirapol Sintunawa                                   Chairperson
                    6.2 Secretary-General or Representative of the Of ces of                     Member
                         Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning
                    6.3 Director-General or Representative of the Department of                  Member
                         National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation
                    6.4 Director-General or Representative of the Department of                  Member
                         Local Administration
                    6.5 Director-General or Representative of the Of ce of                       Member
                         Tourism Development
                    6.6 Associate Professor Chuvit Suchazaya                                     Member
                    6.7 Mr. Prakit Chinamornphong                                                Member
                    6.8 Mr. Sampan Panpat                                                        Member
                    6.9 Mr. Comgrit Sorchom                                                      Member
                    6.10 President or Representative of the Association of Thai Travel Agents    Member
                    6.11 President or Representative of the Thai Hotels Association              Member
                    6.12 President or Representative of the Association of Thai Tour Operators   Member
                    6.13 Chairperson or Representative of the Association of                     Member
                         Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage
                    6.14 Director of the Services Promotion Division                             Secretary
                    6.15 Chief of the Facilities Section                                         Asst. Secretary
                    6.16 Mr. Essara Sarttra                                                      Asst. Secretary
                    6.17 Mrs. Supida Onbanchong                                                  Asst. Secretary

               7. The Judging Panel: Awards for Health Tourism
                    7.1        Mrs. Suchada Yuvaboon                                             Chairperson
                    7.2        Mrs. Bangon Duangrat                                              Member
                    7.3        Dr. Tares Krassanairawiwong                                       Member
                    7.4        Mr. Apichai Jeardisak                                             Member
                    7.5        Mrs. Charatsri Suwannatap                                         Member
                    7.6        Director-General or Representative of the Pollution               Member
                               Control Department
                    7.7        Director-General or Representative of                             Member
                               the Department of Export Promotion
                    7.8        Director of the Medical Registration Division, Ministry of        Member
                               Tour Operators Public Health
                    7.9        Director-General or Representative of the Of ce of                Member
                               Health Business Promotion
                    7.10       President or Representative of the Thai Spa Association           Member
                    7.11       President or Representative of the Thai Hotels Association        Member
                    7.12       President or Representative of                                    Member
                               the Private Hospital Association
                    7.13       President or Representative of the Federation of Thai Spa         Member
                    7.14       Director of the Services Promotion Division                       Secretary
                    7.15       Chief of the Facilities Section                                   Asst. Secretary
                    7.16       Miss Chatchadarach Kulahong                                       Asst. Secretary



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               8. The Judging Panel: Awards for Tour Programmes
                    8.1 Mr. Vishanu Aimpraneetra                                               Chairperson
                    8.2 Director-General or Representative of the Of ce of                     Member
                         Tourism Development
                    8.3 Assistant Professor Supakawadee Apinanpara                             Member
                    8.4 Miss Nattera Kachornserelikitkul                                       Member
                    8.5 Chairperson or Representative of the Tourism                           Member
                         Council of Thailand
                    8.6 President or Representative of the Professional Tourist                Member
                         Guide Association of Thailand
                    8.7 President or Representative of the Thai Hotels Association             Member
                    8.8 President or Representative of the Association of Thai Travel Agents   Member
                    8.9 President or Representative of the Association of                      Member
                         Domestic Travel
                    8.10 President or Representative of the Thai Ecotourism                    Member
                         and Adventure Travel Association
                    8.11 Director of the Eastern Market Division                               Secretary
                    8.12 Mr. Kraivitch Sukitanonta                                             Asst. Secretary



               Criteria
               The 8th Thailand Tourism Awards 2010 is arranged with the objectives to promote quality tourism products
               and services, enhance their competitiveness at the international level, and contribute to their recognition
               in accordance with the international standards. Therefore, the judgment criteria of all award categories
               should comply with the following international standards and policies of countries relevant to the global
               tourism industry:
                  - World Tourism Organization (WTO), 2004
                  - The Earth Summit: Agenda 21
                  - United Nations Foundation
                  - Royal Thai Government’s policies
                  - Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)’s policies

               From those measures, the judgment criteria of ve award categories are identi ed under the following
               concepts:
               Concept 1 Sustainable tourism management, categorized in four dimensions as follows:
                            Concerns about the environment and natural resources;
                            Awareness of the conservation of traditions, culture, and ways of life;
                            Community participation and fair income distribution to the community;
                            Community and social responsibility (CSR).
               Concept 2 Adoption of the suf ciency economy philosophy.
               Concept 3 Value creation of tourism products and services, and creative economy.
               Concept 4 Potential and readiness for tourism marketing promotions.




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               Award Categories
               1. Awards for Tourist Attractions
                    comprise 6 subcategories:
                    1) Natural Attractions
                    2) Historical and Cultural Attractions
                    3) Ecotourism Attractions
                    4) Community-based Tourism Attractions
                    5) Agrotourism Attractions
                    6) Recreational Attractions
               De nitions of Tourist Attractions
               1) Natural Attractions
                  Natural attractions include land or marine areas, which are open to the public to use for tourism,
                  recreation, and learning about the environment, ecosystem, and bio-diversity. These natural attractions
                  may be under the responsibility of public, private, or civil society agencies; such as, land and sea
                  national parks, botanical gardens, wildlife sanctuaries, non-hunting areas, water resources, caves,
                  waterfalls, streams, lakes, hot springs, archaeo-biological sites, mangrove forest, islands, beaches, reefs,
                  marine nature, etc.




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               2) Historical and Cultural Attractions
                  Historical and cultural attractions include historical, archaeological, or religious sites, as well as
                  monuments arranged and decorated to collect pieces, which represent the national or community’s
                  arts and culture. It is open to the public to use for tourism and education. These attractions may be
                  under the responsibility of public or private agencies; such as, historical parks, archaeological sites,
                  memorials, religious sites, city walls, moats, etc.
               3) Community-based Tourism Attractions
                  Community-based tourism attractions cover urban and rural communities, which are open and operate
                  tourism management to welcome visitors to experience and learn about the communities’ culture,
                  traditions, ways of life, and their identity. Furthermore, tourists can participate in various activities
                  arranged by the local people. In addition, members of the communities have signi cant roles to devise
                  directions and plans of the tourism management.

               4) Ecotourism Attractions
                  Ecotourism attractions include land or sea natural attractions, which are conserved and provide visitors
                  with learning areas for an ecosystem, bio-diversity, and local people’s way of life, with local people’s
                  participation, and fair income distribution.
                  The characteristics of the ecotourism sites are as follows:
                     • Natural attractions with concentrated conservation.
                     • Focus on the value of the environment and bio-diversity rather than luxurious facilities
                        and services.
                     • Provide environmentally-friendly ecotourism activities.
                     • Provide suf cient information with signs regarding the nature.
                     • Give opportunity for locals to participate in rendering services and facilitation to visitors.
                     • Provide fair economic bene ts for the attractions and local people.
               5) Agrotourism Attractions
                  Agrotourism attractions are de ned as places arranged or developed with agricultural purposes; such as,
                  cattle farms, vineyards, botanical stations, pearl farms, fruit orchards, ower gardens, etc. These
                  attractions provide services and experiences that visitors can join and learn; such as, a guided tour on
                  the set routes, agricultural demonstration, product packaging, cattle farming, etc.

               6) Recreational Attractions
                  Recreational attractions include places which are built or developed, and arranged to provide services
                  and facilities which create an enjoyment and learning environment. The recreational attractions can be
                  divided into three subcategories:
                     6.1 Recreational attractions for learning are places which humans have built or developed
                            focusing on knowledge and understanding enhancement for visitors; such as, museums and
                            learning centres.
                     6.2 Recreational attractions for entertainment are places which humans have built or developed
                            focusing on providing visitors with enjoyment and entertainment; such as, theme parks, certain
                            kinds of museums, etc.
                     6.3 Recreational attractions for adventure are places developed or adapted in harmony with the
                            nature. It focuses on providing visitors with exciting adventure activities; such as, rock climbing,
                            travelling in adventure parks, etc.



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               2. Awards for Tourist Accommodation
                   comprise 5 subcategories:
                   1) City hotel
                   2) Resort hotel
                   3) Convention hotel
                   4) Boutique hotel
                   5) Pool villa hotel
               De nitions of Tourist Accommodation
                    1) City hotel
                       A city hotel is de ned as a hotel situated in urban or nearby business centre areas, with the
                       objectives to serve business travellers or general tourists.
                    2) Resort hotel
                       A resort hotel is de ned as a hotel located in or near attractions with the objectives to serve
                       general tourists.
                    3) Convention hotel
                       A convention hotel is de ned as a hotel, which provides areas for conventions and accommodation.
                       The nominees can be hotels from any provinces of Thailand with a main meeting area of not less
                       than 400 square metres, equipped with appropriate facilities for arranging conferences and seminars.
                       Convention hotels should operate with proper environmental management, energy ef ciency, and
                       assessment of management, customer services, and community relations.
                    4) Boutique hotel
                       A boutique hotel is de ned as an accommodation establishment, which differentiates itself from
                       other kinds of hotels with a themed and unusual style of architecture and interior decoration. Some
                       may be adapted from historic buildings. Boutique hotels focus on offering personalised experiences
                       and services which suit the targets’ lifestyle and behaviour. They also offer a customized service
                       which means each of cer will look after each guest in every detail. This kind of hotel will create a
                       more intimate environment, and provide 4 to 5-star facilities and services (in accordance with the
                       standard hotel ratings by the Thai Hotel Standard Foundation).
                    5) Pool villa hotel
                       A pool villa is de ned as an accommodation establishment offering a private atmosphere and equipped
                       with facilities at a 4 to 5-star level (in accordance with the standard hotel ratings by the Thai Hotel
                       Standard Foundation). There is usually a private pool and Jacuzzi in its area with rooms in the style
                       of a pool villa with at least 50% of the whole.

               3. Awards for Tour Programmes
                    comprise 2 subcategories:
                    1) Domestic tour programme
                    2) Inbound tour programme

               De nitions of Tour Programmes
                    1) Domestic tour programme
                       A domestic tour programme is de ned as a tour programme offered by a legally licensed company
                       or organisation, in accordance with the Travel Agency Business and Guide Act B.E. 2551 (2008), which
                       provides services for visitors who reside in Thailand. The nominated domestic tour programmes must
                       include destinations in Thailand only.



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                    2) Inbound tour programme
                       An inbound tour programme is de ned as a tour programme offered by a legally licensed company
                       or organization, in accordance with the Travel Agency Business and Guide Act B.E. 2551 (2008), which
                       provides services for international visitors. The nominated inbound tour programmes must mainly
                       include destinations in Thailand.

               4. Awards for Tourism Support and Promotion Organisations
                    comprise 3 subcategories:
                    1) Public Organisation
                    2) Private Organisation
                    3) Civil Society Organisation

               De nition of Tourism Support and Promotion Organisations
               Tourism support and promotion organisations include agencies which have signi cant roles to cooperate in
               tourism support and promotion in either the public, private, or civil society sector, at a national, regional,
               and local level. In addition, the nominated civil society organisations should have not less than ve
               members.
                  - Public organisations; such as, ministerial agencies, local administrative organizations, educational
                     institutes, etc.
                  - Private organisations; such as, companies, limited partnerships, etc.
                  - Civil society organisations; such as, associations, clubs, foundations, participatory community groups,
                     etc., all of which have identi ed and accepted organisational structures.

               5. Awards for Health Tourism
                    comprise 4 subcategories:
                    1) Day spa
                    2) Destination spa
                    3) Hotel / Resort spa
                    4) Medical centre

               De nitions of Health Tourism
                    1) Day spa
                       A day spa is de ned as a spa centre, which solely runs and provides services to enhance good health,
                       recreation, and also beauty services; such as, body masking, body scrubbing, hair beauty, facial and
                       body massage, etc. It takes a short period of therapy without staying overnight.
                    2) Destination spa
                       A destination spa is de ned as a spa centre, which serves tourists and people who are interested in
                       a journey to strengthen physical and mental health. The destination spa provides complete health
                       services; such as, weight loss, detoxi cation, yoga, meditation, tness equipment, and healthy foods.
                       In addition, there might be experts to give consultation and advice before using the services.
                       Customers can choose the treatment packages: 5 days or 7 days, etc.
                    3) Hotel / Resort spa
                       A hotel / resort spa is de ned as a spa centre, which is located in or managed by hotels, resorts, or
                       private companies. It provides services to enhance good health, recreation, and also beauty services;
                       such as, body masking, body scrubbing, hair beauty, facial and body massage, etc. There are also
                       related activities and facilities; such as, tness, sauna, Jacuzzi, and healthy foods for guests.
                    4) Medical centre
                       Medical centres include both public and private healthcare centres which enhance health tourism,
                       provide medical service programmes, or operate an international marketing promotion.
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               Awards for Tourist Attractions




               Natural Attractions
               Northern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Doi Fa Hom Pok National Park
               224 Mu 6, Tambon Pong Nam Ron, Amphoe Fang, Chiang Mai 50110
               Tel.: 0 5345 3517
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Doi Fa Hom Pok National Park
               Doi Fa Hom Pok ranks second among the highest mountains in Thailand, and it is distinct with indigenous
               nature, diversity of plants, and well-known bird-watching points. Many tourism activities are suited to the
               site, as well as enhance the community’s development, create jobs, and generate income for the local
               people. For example, the Hill Tribes Club operates the car service to pick up visitors to the top of the
               mountain. In addition, it also stimulates the community’s people and visitors to participate in the
               conservation of natural resources, the environment, and local cultural performances.

               Namtok Khlong Lan, Khlong Lan National Park
               Mu 18, Talat Khlong Lan - Namtok Khlong Lan Road,
               Tambon Khlong Lan Phatthana, Amphoe Khlong Lan, Kamphaeng Phet 62180
               Tel.: 0 5622 1140 ext. 129 - 130, 08 4178 8871
               Email: klonglan_np@hotmail.com Website: www.dnp.go.th
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Khlong Lan National Park
               Khlong Lan National Park covers an area of watershed forest, and performs good management of tourist
               attractions. There is an academic operation; such as, discovering insects and butter ies, and collecting
               specimens of them, as well as dried plants. It also provides appropriate and creative interpretation and
               activities, which lead to the participation between the local people and relevant agencies in the
               conservation of natural resources and the environment.




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               Central Region
               Award of Excellence
               Kaeng Krachan National Park
               Tambon Kaeng Krachan, Amphoe Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi 76170
               Tel.: 0 3245 9293 Fax: 0 3245 9291
               Email: K_krachan_np@dnp.go.th Website: www.dnp.go.th
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Kaeng Krachan National Park
               This forest land is a valuable natural tourist site with bio-diversity and ef cient management of resources
               conservation and promotion of the community’s participation in environmental conservation. It can protect
               the origins of forest land including watersheds, a sea of mist, wildlife, birds, butter ies, etc. In addition, it
               was announced to be the ASEAN Heritage Site in 2005.

               Eastern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Namtok Phlio National Park
               41 Mu 12, Tambon Phlio, Amphoe Laem Sing, Chanthaburi 22190
               Tel.: 0 3943 4528, 08 6977 0794
               Email: jammer292002@yahoo.com Website: www.dnp.go.th
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Namtok Phlio National Park
               It is a fertile and beautiful natural site where visitors can swim with a lot of Phluang sh. The Park manages
               zoning and has measures for safety by settling buoys to identify the swimming area, and warning signs.
               Furthermore, responsible of cials also look after each point 24 hours a day and conduct patrols for
               security.




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               Northeastern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Phu Phan National Park
               Sakon Nakhon – Kalasin Road, Tambon Huai Yang,
               Amphoe Mueang Sakon Nakhon, Sakon Nakhon 47000
               Tel.: 0 4272 6616 Fax: 0 4272 6616
               Email: phuphan69@gmail.com, phuphannt_2006@yahoo.com
               Website: www.phupan.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Phu Phan National Park
               It is a natural site with a diversity of ecosystems, including fertile forest and wildlife. There are also
               wonderful natural and historical monuments; such as, Phrathat Phu Phek and Tham Seri Thai. Its area is
               obviously zoned for management of tourism and other purposes, and provides facilities and interesting
               activities for visitors; such as, forest trekking, viewpoints, and owery place.

               Phu Suan Sai National Park
               Tambon Saeng Sapha, Amphoe Na Haeo, Loei 42170
               Tel.: 0 4280 7616, 08 9711 1520 Fax: 0 4280 7616
               Email: Pssnp_Loei@dnp.go.th Website: www.dnp.go.th
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Phu Suan Sai National Park
               It is a site with pristine nature full of bio-diversity, densely growing plants, and some rarely-seen and
               nearly-extinct wildlife; such as, Krathon Phra Ruesi (Sapria himalayana) or Raf esiaceae and big-headed
               turtle. It operates with good management, equipped with a garbage separation system and facilities; such
               as, campsite. There are also interesting activities; such as, forest trekking, youth camps for environmental
               conservation, and following the study route to trace the history during the Rom Klao Battle.

               Southern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Namtok Yong National Park
               258 Mu 7, Tambon Tham Yai, Amphoe Thung Song,
               Nakhon Si Thammarat 80110
               Tel.: 0 7535 4967, 0 7546 046
               Email: namtok_yong@paro5.com Website: www.dnp.go.th
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Namtok Yong National Park


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               It is a tourist attraction that maintains nature in a good condition with rich forest resources. It provides
               a recreational attraction for the local people and visitors. Until now, it has operated with good management
               of natural resource conservation by gaining the cooperation from the community to protect and sustain the
               forest resources.

               Sirindhorn Peat Swamp Forest Nature Research and Study Center
               9 Chawananan Road, Tambon Puyo,
               Amphoe Sungai Kolok, Narathiwat 96120
               Tel.: 0 7353 8789
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Sirindhorn Peat Swamp Forest Nature Research and Study Center
               It is a prominent natural attraction and one of the best peat swamp forests in Thailand with a unique
               identity and high biodiversity. At present, it is also a nature research and study center for children and
               interested persons. In addition, there is good cooperation between the agency responsible and the
               community in natural resources conservation.


               Historical and Cultural Attractions
               Northern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Wihan Phrachao Phan Ong Conservation Project (Wat Pong Sanuk)
               60 Pong Sanuk Road, Tambon Wiang Nuea,
               Amphoe Mueang Lampang, Lampang 52000
               Tel.: 0 5435 0841, 08 7115 1094
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Ban Pong Sanuk Community
               This site is famous for the collection of lots of art objects and architectural features in the temple regarded
               as cultural heritage; such as, wooden Buddha images, paintings concerning the legend of Vessantara Jataka
               on cloth and mulberry paper, which is not less than 200 years old, ancient scripture trunk, and a large white
               elephant ag in the reign of King Rama VI. All items are gathered in a systematic way. It is a good example
               of development, conservation, and value-added tourism. Furthermore, it also received the Award of Merit
               for the 2008 Asia-Paci c Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation Project from UNESCO.




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               Central Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Wat Khanon Shadow Puppet Museum
               1 Mu 4, Tambon Soi Fa, Amphoe Photharam, Ratchaburi 70120
               Tel.: 0 3223 3386, 08 1753 1230 Fax: 0 3235 4272
               Email: 1nangyai@gmail.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Wat Khanon
               It implements the guidelines of cultural heritage conservation in a sustainable way by establishing the
               Museum to keep Nang Yai shadow puppets, which are more than a hundred years old. In addition, children
               in the community are also taught to know Nang Yai, as well as trained to perform the shadow puppet play,
               play Thai musical instruments, and carve Nang Yai puppets. This can help complete the process to pass on
               the valuable performing arts are and culture. The Nang Yai shadow play is praised as a high-class performance
               combining many elds of arts. While performing, it presents the dramatic dancing art with emotional
               movements, according to the story, and comprises parts of narrating, singing, and speaking, accompanied
               by the Piphat Thai orchestra to create entertainment for audiences.


               Eastern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Sanctuary of Truth
               206/2 Mu 5, Na Kluea 12 Road, Tambon Na Kluea,
               Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chon Buri 20150
               Tel.: 0 3836 7229-30, 08 1846 1966
               Email: sale@sanctuaryoftruth.com Website: www.sanctuaryoftruth.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Sanctuary of Truth
               This site introduces an imaginative wooden sanctuary combining the ideas of Eastern philosophy, Lord
               Buddha’s teachings which can be applied in daily life, and various forms of arts. It is outstanding for its
               unusual and wonderful style of architecture, made of lots of carved wood while it can harmonize with the
               nature and contribute to the balanced marine and land ecosystems.




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               Northeastern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Phu Phrabat Historical Park
               194 Mu 6, Udon Nam Som Road, Tambon Mueang Phan,
               Amphoe Ban Phue, Udon Thani 41160
               Tel.: 0 4225 1350-2, 08 1954 6805 Fax: 0 4225 1350
               Email: usasawat@hotmail.com, pada2505@hotmail.com
               Website: www. nearts.go.th
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Phu Phrabat Historical Park
               This park presents stories from the pre-historical and historical periods. There are rock paintings in more
               than 45 caves and 23 religious sites naturally made from natural rock formations. It provides necessary
               tourist facilities, and organizes activities to enhance the learning and conservation, by offering
               an opportunity for the general public to participate in cultural conservation, transmission, and publicity.


               Community-based Tourism Attractions
               Northern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Ban Mae Lana Community
               Tourism Group, Ban Mae Lana Community, Mu 1,
               Tambon Pang Mapha, Amphoe Pang Mapha, Mae Hong Son
               Tel.: 08 4481 6670
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Ban Mae Lana Community
               It is a Thai Yai community, which is more than two hundred years old. This village, located around the plains
               near a river in a valley, can de nitely conserve their own local culture. The Community always monitors
               and controls its tourists attractions while it provides many interesting tourism activities; such as, learning
               about the Ban Mae Lana Community, forest trekking and nature studying, visiting Tham Mae Lana and reef
               caves, and spending the night in the homestay style.




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               Ban Huai Hi Community
               Tourism Group, Ban Huai Hi Community, Mu 8, Tambon Huai Pu Ling,
               Amphoe Mueang Mae Hong Son, Mae Hong Son
               Tel.: 08 5707 0281
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Ban Huai Hi Community
               It is a community of Christian Pgazkoenyau hilltribe people. The community uses electricity generated by
               a solar cell system. In addition, it provides activities relevant to the attraction; such as, inspecting crop
               rotation plantations, seeing cloth weaving, and knife making. The Community is appropriately zoned,
               comprising a conservation area, utilization area, agricultural area, ritual-performing area, etc.

               Central Region
               Award of Excellence
               Ban Bang Phlap Mu 4 Suf ciency Community
               Ban Bang Phlap Community, 9/3 Mu 4, Tambon Bang Phrom,
               Amphoe Bang Khonthi, Samut Songkhram 75120
               Tel.: 0 3476 1985, 08 9829 7100
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Ban Bang Phlap Ecotourism Center
               The local people’s participation in tourism management can be obviously seen in this community. There
               is knowledge management of ways of life and culture, as well as a systematic and effective presentation
               for visitors. They provide activities relevant to the attraction; such as, giving offerings and Khanom Khrok
               sweets to monks, and processing agricultural produce like processed fruit. Furthermore, the community is
               concerned about the environment; therefore, they focus on growing vegetables with bio fertilizers, and
               produce liquid fertilizers, wood vinegar, and odor-absorbing fruits themselves. There is a carrying capacity
               for the site and tourist facilities.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Ban Rim Khlong Homestay Community Enterprise Group
               43/1 Mu 6, Tambon Ban Prok,
               Amphoe Mueang Samut Songkhram, Samut Songkhram
               Tel.: 0 3475 2775, 08 9170 2904
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Ban Rim Khlong Homestay Community Enterprise Group




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               The local people, with awareness of the value of nature and way of life along the river, gather and recover
               the local identity, as well as offer an opportunity to visitors to try various activities in the form of local
               wisdom as follows: coconut sugar conservation group, rowing boat conservation group, organic agricultural
               product group, Thai instrument conservation group, ash oating group, Thai massage group, the project to
               pass on the waterborne Kathin robe-offering tradition, organic fertilizer producing group, and organic
               fertilizer household network.

               Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market
               Mu 10, Bua Phueng Phatthana Road, Tambon Bang Nam Phueng,
               Amphoe Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakan 10130
               Tel.: 0 2819 6762, 08 1171 4930
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Bang Nam Phueng Sub-district Administration Organization
               This market was established by the community’s people to solve poverty, boost the economic strength,
               as well as re ect the local way of life, local wisdom, and identity. The community divided the operating
               areas into zones; such as, local products zone re ecting the local identity, Samut Prakan’s OTOP product
               booths, vendor boats, homestay facilities, cycling routes to inspect the people’s way of life and beautiful
               sights, music and arts in the garden, traditional Thai massage, etc.

               Eastern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Trace the “Khrut” Tree to Creative Culture, Huai Raeng
               158/1 Mu 5, Tambon Huai Raeng, Amphoe Mueang Trat, Trat 23000
               Tel.: 08 9247 9648
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Huai Raeng Sub-district Ecotourism Group
               Visitors can see the simple way of the local people’s life, showing their unity. There are activities complying
               with the philosophy of suf ciency community and environmental conservation. Furthermore, there are
               processed products made from materials in the community; such as, rice wrapped in areca palm’s spathe,
               mangosteen soap and face cream. Visitors can also inspect fruit orchards, cruise along the nipa palms, and
               enjoy whitewater rafting through up to 18 rapids in the Huai Raeng River. In addition, tourists can learn about
               the local people’s way of life, try shrimp shing at night, and participate in the knowledge exchange between
               locals and tourists concerning environmental, cultural, and traditions conservation.




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               Community of Two Religions, Tambon Nam Chiao
               2/20 Trat - Laem Ngop Road, Tambon Nam Chiao, Amphoe Laem Ngop, Trat 23120
               Tel.: 0 3953 2959, 08 4707 7717
               Email: tik_kona@hotmail.com Website: www.namchieo.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Nam Chiao Sub-district Municipality
               This community combines Buddhist and Islamic arts and culture, which re ect the cooperation among
               people in two religions who reside peacefully together and help each other. The group was set up to
               operate environmental conservation, organize activities as tourist attractions, and maintain culture and
               traditions, as well as heritage of the ancestors’ wisdom. Visitors can also buy local products; such as, Ngop,
               a beautiful and unique hat made of Chak (nipa palm) leaf.

               Northeastern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Ban Phu Homestay Village
               29/2 Mu 2, Nikhom Kham Soi - Nong Sung Road,
               Tambon Ban Pao, Amphoe Nong Sung, Mukdahan 49160
               Tel.: 08 7230 1599
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Ban Phu Homestay Village
               The people of Ban Phu have maintained their Phu Thai traditions, culture, and way of life, which are
               prominently unique; such as, Phu Thai costumes and their own dialect. They have adopted the philosophy
               of suf ciency economy as guidelines on living and applied it in earning their living. Therefore, it is praised
               as a provincial suf ciency economy village. At present, it offers a study visit for interested organizations and
               provides knowledge on the adaptation of the philosophy of suf ciency economy into practice. Learning
               activities are also provided for visitors.

               Ban Pao Community
               5 Mu 3, Nikhom Kham Soi - Nong Sung Road, Tambon Ban Pao,
               Amphoe Nong Sung, Mukdahan 49160
               Tel.: 0 4263 1342 Email: mukdahan_doae@hotmail.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Mukdahan Provincial Agricultural Of ce




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               This ecotourism village de nitely conserves their own Phu Thai traditions and culture together with
               the typical way of life, which can be seen through their religious rituals, merit-making, Bai Si Su Khwan
               welcoming ceremony, and alms offering to monks. In addition, the local people have adopted the
               philosophy of the suf ciency economy. They also welcome tourists with homestay facilities, and encourage
               youth to realize the value of culture to be passed on to future generations.

               Southern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Ban Bang Rong Community
               2/2 Pa Khlok - Mueang Mai Road,
               Tambon Pa Khlok, Amphoe Thalang, Phuket 83110
               Tel.: 0 7626 0144, 0 7626 0090
               Email: jtorthip@hotmail.com Website: www.bangrong.org
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Ban Bang Rong Community
               It is a Muslim community where most people earn a living by agriculture and coastal shery. Community
               people are very concerned about the signi cance of the natural resources and use the mosque as a center
               for the community’s development. Visitors can participate in agrotourism activities; such as, inspecting
               the demonstration of goat farming and fruit orchards, or ecotourism activities; such as, cruising to admire
               the beauty of the mangrove forest.


               Ecotourism Attractions
               Northern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Khon Rak Pa Nong Mae Na Community Group
               58 Mu 6, Tambon Nong Mae Na, Amphoe Khao Kho, Phetchabun 67270
               Tel.: 0 5692 4230, 08 1046 2166
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Khon Rak Pa Nong Mae Na Community Group
               This is a community tourism group with the determination and consciousness of natural conservation,
               working with cooperation from the Thung Salaeng Luang National Park and surrounding communities.
               The community encourages income distribution and people’s participation in management and provision
               of services in the attractions. Kaeng Bang Rachan is the major attraction.



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               Central Region
               Award of Excellence
               Sirinath Rajini Center for Mangrove Forest Studies
               Sirinat Rachini Mangrove Ecosystem Learning Center,
               Tambon Pak Nam Pran, Amphoe Pran Buri, Prachuap Khiri Khan
               Tel.: 0 3263 2255 Fax: 0 3263 2256
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Sirinath Rajini Center for Mangrove Forest Studies
               The Center covers one of the most important green areas in Prachuap Khiri Khan. It was changed from
               deserted shrimp farms ten years ago to be a learning center for mangrove forest recovery. At present, it has
               been improved and developed to be a good example of the country’s learning centers, with beautiful
               landscape in harmony with the surroundings. It also applies good management and maintenance of
               the buildings and the environment.

               Southern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Phloen Phrai Si Nakha Community Enterprise
               2/4 Mu 5, Tambon Nakha, Amphoe Suk Samran, Ranong 85120
               Tel.: 08 6120 9700
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Phloen Phrai Si Nakha Community Enterprise
               This is a very good place to see the “Phlapphlueng Than” ower, a rarely-seen water plant which is found
               in Thailand only at Khlong Nakha. The community responsible intends to conserve the natural resources
               and enhance participation in management in order to create one of the most important ecotourism
               destinations and learning centers in Thailand.




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               Agrotourism Attractions
               Northern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Organic Agriculture Project, Sukhothai Airport
               99 Mu 2, Tambon Khlong Krachong, Amphoe Sawankhalok, Sukhothai
               Tel.: 0 2265 8750, 08 1804 0708
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Khao Thammachat Company Limited
               This agricultural land, located in the Sukhothai Airport, provides knowledge of agriculture, paddy elds,
               vegetable plots, and fruit orchards. It adopts the concept of organic agriculture in operations, and its
               products meet the standard of Thai organic commodities guaranteed by the Department of Agriculture.
               It emphasizes on being an academic learning area for experiments and research on organic agriculture,
               sustainable agriculture, and environmental conservation.

               Tourism Enterprise Project by the Small and Medium Community,
               Nang Lae Sub-district Municipality
               476 Nang Lae Sub-district Municipality Of ce, Tambon Nang Lae,
               Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai 57100
               Tel.: 0 5370 6017, 08 1960 2494
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Nang Lae Sub-district Municipality Of ce
               It is a center which provides knowledge of the process and usage of two famous species of pineapples:
               Nang Lae and Phu Lae, both of which can be processed into various products for eating or use. Besides
               the concern about the environment, society, culture, quality of life, health, and safety, the center
               encourages sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation. Moreover, it also arranges activities
               complying with the attraction, as well as encourages and stimulates the local people and tourists to
               participate in the conservation activities.

               Central Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Suan Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Borommaratchachonnani, Chaipattana Foundation
               77 Mu 6, Tambon Sam Phraya,
               Amphoe Cha-am, Phetchaburi 76120
               Tel.: 0 3259 3100



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               Nominating Agency/Individual: Suan Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Borommaratchachonnani
               This attraction is prominent as a place which provides knowledge and services on the development of
               genetic-engineering agriculture, and natural resources conservation; such as, integrated farming, agriculture
               according to the King’s New Theory, and use of Vetiver grass. In addition, there is a collection of scented
               plants, either perennial plants, bushes, vines, and more than 300 kinds of herbs. Accommodation and healthy
               activities; such as, traditional Thai massage, foot massage, etc., are provided.

               Experience the local way of life at Tambon Suan Luang
               1 Mu 11, Tambon Suan Luang,
               Amphoe Amphawa, Samut Songkhram 75110
               Tel.: 0 3475 1023, 08 5101 1834, 08 1739 5560
               Website: www.baandalha.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Suan Luang Sub-district Agrotourism Group
               It is an agrotourism attraction which focuses on the management of tourism showing the agriculturists’ way
               of life. Visitors can learn, see, eat, and experience the Suan Luang people’s way of living. They provide many
               agrotourism activities; such as, inspecting the organic orange orchards, process of making coconut sap sugar,
               processed products, and integrated orchards. The area is very clean with well-arranged perspectives and
               environment.

               Eastern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Suan Suphattra Land
               70 Mu 10, Tambon Nong Lalok, Amphoe Ban Khai, Rayong 21120
               Tel.: 0 3889 2048-9
               Email: suphattraland07@yahoo.com Website: www.suphattraland.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Suan Suphattra Land
               This attraction has a style of management which harmonizes with the nature, including a continuing
               quality control of produce and environment. It arranges suitable activities; such as, providing tourists with
               knowledge about tropical fruits, and appropriate ways to take care of plants. In addition, conference rooms
               also provide knowledge on agriculture and fruit growing. It offers equipped facilities which can accommodate
               the elderly and handicapped persons, as well as tourists all year round.




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               Northeastern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Farm Chokchai Agro-Eco Knowledge Tourism
               169 Mittraphap Road, Tambon Nong Nam Daeng, Amphoe Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
               Tel.: 0 4432 8485, 0 4432 8229, 0 4493 5504-5 Fax: 0 4432 8298
               Email: farmtour@farmchokchai.com Website: www.farmchokchai.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Farm Chokchai Company Group
               This agrotourism attraction combines the presentation of the agriculturists’ intellect and ways of life,
               including knowledge through learn-by-doing process and appreciation of social responsibility awareness.
               It is an example of a tourist attraction where visitors can enjoy learning about agriculture, and experiencing
               many interesting activities by themselves; such as, visit the Dairy Cow Gene Center and dairies, inspect the
               production of processed dairy products, and gain information on dairy cattle.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Gran Monte Vineyard
               52 Mu 9, Phan Suek - Kut Khla Road, Tambon Phaya Yen,
               Amphoe Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30230
               Tel.: 0 3622 7334-5, 08 1459 4301, 08 1923 2007
               Fax: 0 9924 9882
               Email: marketing@granmonte.com Website: www.granmonte.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Gran Monte Vineyard
               This vineyard combines an agrotourism attraction and high-technology of grape and vine production.
               It applies modern technology to help them grow grapes in the monsoon area and predict the weather
               forecast. It has also built spots of attractions in the vineyard, winery, guest houses, shops, restaurants, and
               gardens. It provides visitors with good services and uses public relations media to publicize the attraction
               among the general public, foreign tourists, and persons interested in grape vine products.

               Ban Na Mo Ma Agrotourism Attraction
               Tambon Na Mo Ma, Amphoe Mueang, Amnat Charoen 37000
               Tel.: 0 4527 0549, 08 7248 6633 Fax: 0 4527 0549
               Email: amnatcharoen@doae.go.th
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Amnat Charoen Provincial Agriculture Of ce



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               It is an original agrotourism attraction where the community’s people now implement the concept of
               integrated agriculture and suf ciency economy in their operations. It gives an opportunity to tourists to learn
               the principle of agriculture, including the establishment of various groups; such as, fertilizer producing group,
               and house-wives’ OTOP product group. The people also produce Kok matte, with a tied-dyed or Mudmi
               pattern to generate more income, and provide homestays for visitors.
               Southern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Suan Lung Nin
               14 Mu 6, Charoensin Road, Tambon Chong Mai Kaeo, Amphoe Thung Tako, Chumphon 86220
               Tel.: 08 7466 0596
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Ban Thon-om Organic Farming Learning Centre
               It is successful in operations on organic agriculture in accordance with the King’s philosophy of suf ciency
               economy, while they found innovative knowledge which can be used as case studies. It provides people in
               the community and neighboring areas with knowledge and understanding in order that they can implement
               the knowledge into action.


               Recreational Attractions
               Recreational Attractions for Learning
               Northern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Thai Elephant Conservation Center
               Km 28-29, Lampang - Chiang Mai Road, Tambon Wiang Tan,
               Amphoe Hang Chat, Lampang
               Tel.: 0 5424 7980, 08 9850 7571
               Nominating Agency/Individual: National Elephant Institute
               It is a learning center for the ways of life of elephants, mahout, and nature, which has an excellent
               operation in terms of both environmental conservation and tourism management. The surrounding
               perspectives are beautiful, tidy, clean, and hygienic. It provides equipped facilities and training courses for
               amateur mahouts. In addition, there is a campaign on bringing elephants back to the forest and encouraging
               the surrounding communities to grow plants for feeding elephants.



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               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Mae Fa Luang Arboretum, Doi Chang Mup
               Mae Fa Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage,
               Tambon Pong Ngam, Amphoe Mae Sai, Chiang Rai
               Tel.: 0 2252 7114
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Mae Fa Luang Arboretum, Doi Chang Mup
               It is one of the best places for collecting various ower species, and well-known as the country’s largest
               propagation place of rhododendron. The perspectives are beautifully and properly arranged, focusing on
               the allocation of gardens and green areas. The surrounding communities are supported and provided with
               suggestions, knowledge, and clear rules in each visiting point.

               Central Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Siam Ocean World
               Siam Paragon, B1-B2, Pathum Wan,
               Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
               Tel.: 0 2687 2000 Fax: 0 2687 2001
               Email: monsichan@siamoceanworld.com Website: www.siamoceanworld.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Siam Ocean World Bangkok Company Limited
               It is the rst marine life museum in Thailand which reaches the world standard, and the largest one in
               the ASEAN region within an area of 10,000 square meters. Moreover, it produces salted water itself and uses
               an environmentally-friendly waste water treatment system, not affecting the environment and exhibited
               marine animals. At present, it has issued the Amazing Submarine Journey Book to tell the story about the
               submarine life and interested things in the Siam Ocean World.

               Siam Cultural Park Wax Museum
               41/1 Mu 3 Phetchakasem - Damnoen Saduak Road,
               Tambon Wang Yen, Amphoe Bang Phae, Ratchaburi 70160
               Tel.: 0 3238 1401 (4), 08 9413 3750 Fax: 0 3238 1403
               Email: info@scppark.com Website: www.scppark.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Siam Cultural Park Wax Museum Company Limited




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               It gathers life-like gures of many important persons whom the museum founder respected for their thoughts,
               works, way of life, which contribute to their achievements. There are also replicas of scenes showing Thainess,
               and Thai culture and way of life in each region. The perspectives are all well-arranged and in harmony with
               the environment, which creates a relaxed learning atmosphere. The park has good management, and
               provides aged and handicapped persons with an equipped facilitation system.

               Eastern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Institute of Marine Science
               169 Long Hat Bang Saen Road, Tambon Saen Suk,
               Amphoe Mueang, Chon Buri 20131
               Tel.: 0 3839 1671-3
               Email: marinesc@buu.ac.th Website: www.bims.buu.ac.th
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Institute of Marine Science
               This attraction provides non-formal education by opening the institute for the public to see marine life and
               their living in Thai waters. These animals were looked after in a closed circulation system, imitating the real
               nature. The Institute of Marine Science displays the information and specimens of marine life, and also
               provides knowledge in forms of exhibitions, both indoor and outdoor, to give knowledge and entertainment
               for students, youth, and the general public.

               Northeastern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Sirindhorn Museum
               Tambon Non Buri, Amphoe Sahatsakhan, Kalasin 46140
               Tel.: 0 4387 1613, 0 4387 1014, 0 4387 1615-6 Fax: 0 4387 1613
               Email: manopraksa@gmail.com Website: www.dmr.go.th
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Department of Mineral Resources
               This museum has quality management in providing knowledge about the birth of dinosaurs, starting from
               the origin of the Earth, evolution of the rst living things from sea to land, origin of reptiles, until their
               extinction and the environmental change. Also, the exhibitions present the origin of mammals, as well as
               human evolution, through advanced technology and media, integrated with a simple explanation to give
               understanding to youth, students, and tourists.



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               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Petri ed Wood Museum, Primordial Elephant and Dinosaurs
               184 Mittraphap-Nong Pling Road, Tambon Suranari,
               Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
               Tel.: 0 4421 6617, 08 1760 4845 Fax: 0 4421 6621, 0 4421 6617
               Email: koratfossil@hotmail.com Website: www.khoratfossil.org
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Petri ed Wood Museum
               It is the rst petri ed wood museum in Thailand and one of seven museums in the world, which arranges
               the exhibitions and gives knowledge about the large primordial remains dating back to about 330,000,000
               - 800,000 years ago, as well as the remains of primordial elephants, 8 from 42 species, dating about 16-0.01
               million years. In addition, there is a display of the fossils of dinosaurs from two species: large herbivorous
               and carnivorous dinosaurs. The presentation applies good techniques to gain attention, with well-arranged
               perspectives.

               Pony Preservation Club
               111 Khong Chiam-Chong Mek Road, Tambon Kham Khuean Kaeo,
               Amphoe Sirindhorn, Ubon Ratchathani 34350
               Tel.: 08 1955 8369
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Pony Preservation Club
               Mr. Chuchat Warapridi, with concern about the signi cance of native pony preservation, gathered with
               the community’s people to establish the Pony Preservation Club to retain the population of ponies and
               their reproduction to develop pedigrees. These ponies are also used in the treatment for special children
               who have a dysfunctional muscular or joint system, or other conditions. It is an example of making use of
               local wisdom in management which leads to a successful ecotourism operation.

               Southern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Ban Nang Suchart Sapsin Shadow Puppet Folk Museum
               6 Soi 3, Si Thammasok Road, Tambon Nai Mueang,
               Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80000
               Tel.: 0 7534 6394
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Ban Nang Suchart Sapsin Shadow Puppet Folk Museum



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               It is one of the Southern local cultural heritage of the country, the world heritage of the shadow puppet
               show, and an example of the attraction which operates in accordance with the philosophy of
               the suf ciency economy. It applies good management to create the complete learning center, and
               publicizes valuable knowledge and wisdom. It also conducts studies, arranges performances to re ect the
               long experiences, and operates with concern about the impact on the surrounding communities. Therefore,
               the museum is a sample model of cultural management in Thailand.
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Nakhon Si Thammarat Science Centre for Education
               Mu 3, Tambon Ban Ko, Amphoe Phrom Khiri,
               Nakhon Si Thammarat 80320
               Tel.: 0 7539 6363
               Email: banyatl@hotmail.com, nsc@hotmail.com Website: www.nakhonsci.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Nakhon Si Thammarat Science Centre for Education
               It is the resource of knowledge on sciences and nature, which supports the learning about science and
               the environment through exhibitions of basic natural and environmental sciences, astronomy and spaces,
               agricultural technology, etc. It focuses on the familiar and touchable matters in our daily life. Children can
               learn from real materials and practically apply what they learn in real life. It has appropriate natural
               resources management in terms of both conservation and development of the community’s knowledge.

               Institute for Southern Thai Studies, Thaksin University
               53/2 Songkhla-Ranot Road, Tambon Ko Yo,
               Amphoe Mueang, Songkhla 90100
               Tel.: 0 7459 1611-8
               Website: www.tsu.ac.th/ists
               Nominating person: Institute for Southern Thai Studies, Thaksin University
               It is one of the best information centers for cultural heritage in Thailand, and the top educational institute
               which is well-known for achievements in research and proper applications of information to develop
               the Southern people and society, as well as the country as a whole. It is presented in a form of a museum
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               Recreational Attractions for Entertainment
               Northern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Thai Lanna Food and Cultural Center Company Limited (Khum Khan Tok)
               Khum Khan Tok, 139 Mu 4, Chiang Mai-Lampang Road,
               Tambon Nong Pa Khrang, Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai
               Tel.: 0 5330 4121-3, 08 9758 7558
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Thai Lanna Food and Cultural Center Company Limited
               It is an attraction which provides fascinating shows with local sets of food, Khan Tok, and accommodation.
               The architecture is an applied Lanna style, and there is a combination of local traditions and Lanna culture.
               The perspective is well-arranged and unique, with a waste water treatment system.

               Central Region
               Award of Excellence
               Siam Niramit
               19 Tiam Ruam Mit Road, Khet Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10320
               Tel.: 0 2649 9280-3
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Ratchada Niramit Company Limited
               It is an entertainment attraction which presents the distinct characteristics of culture through elaborate
               fancy performances, using modern technology of light, sound, and special effects on one of the largest
               stages in the world. Audiences can gain realistic visual experiences, and learn about Thai history, culture,
               traditions, way of life, and beliefs. There is also the display of Thai traditional houses from the four regions
               of the country re ecting the similarity and difference of topography, ways of life, and beliefs in each
               region.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Siam Park City, Suan Siam
               203 Suan Siam Road, Khwaeng Khan Na Yao, Khet Khan Na Yao, Bangkok 10230
               Tel.: 0 2919 7200-19
               Email: tipjun@siamparkcity.com Website: www.siamparkcity.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Siam Park City Company Limited




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               It is the largest arti cial sea in Thailand and the most complete one of its kind in Asia. At present, it has
               introduced new international technology to offer various forms of entertainment. All visitors can join in
               the adventure and fun with 32 world enormous amusements, comprising ten large ones; such as, Vortex,
               Rainbow Ropeway, Giant Drop, and Small City. It offers fair prices, and standardized safety and services.

               Eastern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
               34/1 Mu 7, Tambon Na Chom Thian, Amphoe Sattahip, Chon Buri 20250
               Tel.: 0 3870 9358-60 Fax: 0 3823 8160
               Email: kampon@loxinfo.co.th Website: www.nongnoochtropicalgarden.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
               The garden has well-arranged perspectives and a shady atmosphere suitable for relaxation. Applying
               a management system in the form of a complete and advanced business, it is a learning centre of botanical
               sciences for youth and interested persons. There are Thai cultural performances and many interesting
               activities; such as, elephant shows, elephant-riding, bicycling, as well as inspecting the ower garden,
               Floating Garden with special techniques of decorations, and Ant Building for young travellers. The equipped
               facilities are provided for all visitors, the elderly, and handicapped persons.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Tiffany Show Pattaya
               464 Mu 9, Pattaya Sai Song Road, Tambon Nong Prue,
               Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chon Buri 20150
               Tel.: 0 3842 1700-5 Fax: 0 3842 1711-2
               Email: tiffany@tiffany-show.co.th Website: www.tiffany-show.co.th
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Tiffany Show Pattaya Company
               It is the rst cabaret show in Thailand and Asia-Paci c region, prominent with its own identity and operations
               with a proper management plan. It offers impressive performances with up-to-date designs of settings and
               costumes. It always improves the shows quality, while the identity and creativity of the product and
               services still remain. In addition, it always supports social-responsibility activities and events as well.




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               Ripley’s World of Entertainment Pattaya
               218 Mu 10, Liap Chai Hat Road, Tambon Nong Prue,
               Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chon Buri 20260
               Tel.: 0 3871 0294-8 Fax: 0 3871 0487
               Email: somporn_na@minornet.com Website: www.ripleysthailand.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Ripley’s World of Entertainment Pattaya
               This attraction collects unusually amazing objects from all around the world and displays them in
               the museum, including knowledge and entertainment. Visitors can join in many activities; such as, 4D theatre,
               adventure in the corps cargo, light and sound performances, and maze. In addition, they can see the fth
               branch of the Louis Tussaud’s Waxwork in the world, rst time in Thailand, exhibiting a total of 68 real-like
                gures of the world important persons, both Thais and foreigners who still live or have already passed away.
               All are made from environmentally-friendly and reusable materials.


               Recreational Attractions for Adventure
               Central Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Cha-am ATV Park
               760/7 Bo Khaem Road, Tambon Cha-am,
               Amphoe Cha-am, Phetchaburi 76120
               Tel.: 0 3245 1163, 08 9206 9020
               Email: info@cha-amatvpark.net Website: www.cha-amatvpark.net
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Cha-am ATV Park
               The Park, targeting families, encourages skills improvement through soft adventure activities; such as, ATV
               riding in elds designed by considering the level of dif culties and harmony with the environment,
               horse-riding, paint ball games, gun-shooting, and archery, all focusing on safety rst. It is also concerned
               about environmental conservation by making use of the space properly in harmony with the surrounding
               nature.




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               Eastern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Theme Park on a Tree, Tree Top Adventure Park
               115 Mu 1, Ao Bai Lan, Tambon Ko Chang Tai,
               Amphoe Ko Chang, Trat 23170
               Tel.: 0 2938 9876, 08 1805 0225 Fax: 0 2938 9876
               Email: thelittleworld@gmail.com Website: www.treetopadventurepark.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Tree Top Adventure Park
               A theme park on a tree is an adventure which helps improve psychomotor skills while children nd ways
               to pass the obstructions on the indicated routes in the air, on the canopy of the tree. It is similar to a
               natural study route where visitors can learn about plants and nature, in order that they can access and are
               concerned about the value of natural resources. Visitors can be assured of the safety standards as they are
               closely looked after by experts. It is regarded as an activity which creates happiness, enjoyment, and
               a spirit of nature.

               Northeastern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Live Park at the Greenery Resort Khao Yai
               188/1 Thanarat Road, Tambon Mu Si, Amphoe Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
               Tel.: 0 4429 7668, 08 1817 7001 Fax: 0 4429 7226
               Email: Krissada@greeneryresort.com
               Website: www.greeneryresort.com, www.mylifepark.com
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Scenical Sport and Amusement Company Limited
               It is a recreational site in the style of a theme park. It provides great adventure activities, collecting more
               than world 29 amusements, within an area of 100 rai (160,000 square meters), to offer enjoyment,
               excitement, and fun the middle of the green forest. The attractions are categorized in different levels to
               suit people of all ages.




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               Awards for Tourist Accommodation




               City Hotel with at least 80 rooms
               Bangkok
               Award of Excellence
               Marriott Resort and Spa
               257 Charoen Nakhon Road, Bangkok 10600
               Tel: 0 2476 0022
               Email: bangkokmarriott@minornet.com Website: www.marriottdining.com
               A hotel by the Chaophraya River that well re ects the identity of Thon Buri, with a very good garbage
               management system, green area of 70% of its total area, and well cared garden, and considerably
               economical electricity and water consumption. The hotel has attached importance to nearby communities
               by providing a ferry service free of charge every 20 minutes for their guests and the general public between
               the hotel’s pier and BTS Sky Train’s Saphan Taksin Station.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Siam City Hotel
               477 Si Ayutthaya Road, Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
               Tel: 0 2247 0123, Fax: 0 2247 0165
               Email: siamcity@siamhotels.com Website: www.siamhotels.com
               The Siam City Hotel is located in the heart of Bangkok and has a restricted area but been concretely
               successful in energy saving, in terms of both electricity and water consumption. It also has a good garbage
               management and ef cient waste water system, with a reduced amount of garbage to be destroyed and
               waste water to be treated by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

               Banyan Tree Bangkok
               21/100 Sathon Tai Road, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120
               Tel: 0 2679 1200, Fax: 0 2679 1199
               Email: bangkok@banyantree.com Website: www.banyantree.com




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               The rst urban hotel in the Banyan Tree Chain located in downtown Bangkok on Sathon Tai Road,
               with a panoramic view of Bangkok. It was constructed in the contemporary architectural style and
               genuinely serves guests with business and relaxation purposes. As such, the Hotel has operated on an
               environmentally-friendly basis for sustainability, emphasizing heartfelt and hospitable services. It has also
               established the Green Imperative Fund in which every hotel guest will be invited to take part by donating
               2 US dollars per one-night stay. The donation item will appear in the guest’s invoice and it depends on
               the guest’s decision whether or not to participate in the program. The hotel will pay an additional US
               dollar per dollar contribution.

               Eastern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa
               218 Mu 10, Tambon Nong Prue,
               Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chon Buri 20260
               Tel: 0 3841 2120, Fax: 0 3841 9926
               Email: pattayamarriott@minornet.com Website: www.marriott.com
               A hotel located in downtown Pattaya featuring a shady tropical garden by the sea on the Gulf of Thailand.
               It has a management policy to provide international standard services in the Thai way. The hotel has also
               attached importance to a decrease of consumption of both water and electricity, global warming, uses of
               environmentally-friendly products and equipment, as well as garbage management. Through an
               eco-friendly administration, the hotel’s personnel has been encouraged to realize and always be
               environmentally concerned. This is another hotel that has contributed signi cantly to the environment and
               caused the least impact on it.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Dusit Thani Pattaya
               240/2 Liap Chai Hat Road, Mueang Pattaya, Chon Buri 20150
               Tel: 0 3842 5611–2, Fax: 0 3842 8239
               Email: pattaya@dusit.com Website: www.dusit.com
               Located on an area of over 43 rai by the Pattaya Nuea Beach, the Dusit Thani Pattaya features a cape
               overlooking Pattaya Bay and beautiful garden landscape inside. The hotel’s personnel’s ef ciency has been
               enhanced side by side with the quality of the environment under the concept “Save Money, Save
               Environment”. It has been voted an eco-friendly hotel and awarded 5 Green Leaves.


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               Northeastern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Dusit Princess Korat
               1137 Suranarai Road, Tambon Nai Mueang,
               Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
               Tel: 0 4425 6629–35, Fax: 0 4425 6601
               Email: info@dusit.com Website: www.dusit.com
               The Dusit Princess Korat is located not too far from Nakhon Ratchasima’s facilities and has been designed
               on the basis of the guests’ convenience and comfort. Among the provided facilities are included
               no-smoking rooms, service-minded staff, and luxurious tourist amenities, which have made the hotel
               a favorite among visitors. It also operates with environmental concerns as apparent in its concrete garbage
               management and waste water treatment system. Moreover, the concept of suf ciency economy has been
               applied in the hotel’s operation.

               East Side of Southern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Novotel Centara Hat Yai
               3 Sanehanuson Road, Tambon Hat Yai,
               Amphoe Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110
               Tel: 0 7435 2222, Fax: 0 7435 2223
               Email: nch@chr.co.th Website: www.centarahotelsresorts.com
               The Novotel Centara Hat Yai (formerly Novotel Central Hat Yai) is a distinctive hotel in Hat Yai, a renowned
               business hub and shopping area in Southern Thailand. It is equipped with world-class facilities, business
               centre, meeting and seminar rooms, and provides their guests with comfortable and warm services of Thai
               hospitality. The hotel has always attached importance to the environment and operated on an
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               Resort Hotel with at least 80 rooms
               Western Region
               Award of Excellence
               Hua Hin Marriott Resort and Spa
               107/1 Phetchakasem Road, Amphoe Hua Hin,
               Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
               Tel: 0 3251 1881-4, Fax: 0 3251 2422-3
               Email: huahinmarriott@minornet.com Website: www.marriottdining.com
               This is another resort under the Minor International Chain, featuring a luxurious place for various forms of
               retreat and relaxation set among the perfect environment and warm welcome and hospitality. The resort
               has been nely designed and decorated to present a harmonious blend of natural earth tone colors and
               Thai culture. Its 3 buildings were constructed to harmonize with the surroundings and let the wind blow in
               from all directions. Each building is only 3–7 stories high, so not to be in the way of the breezes and
               natural lighting, and thus, helping to save energy to a certain extent, as there is no need to adjust the
               air-conditioner to be cooler, nor to turn on too much light during the daytime. Moreover, all 3 buildings
               have been designed to be of traditional Thai architecture with a roofed walkway linking them together and
               various tropical plants surroundings. A number of more-than-a-century-old trees lend a verdant and
               comfortable atmosphere to the place and make it ideal for relaxation.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               So tel Centara Grand Resort and Villas Hua Hin
               1 Ratchadamnoen Road, Amphoe Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
               Tel: 0 3251 2021-38, Fax: 0 3251 1014
               Email: prof ce@so tel.co.th Website: www.so tel.co.th
               Thailand’s rst beach accommodation constructed in 1923, the place was formerly known as the Railway
               Hotel and featured elegant Colonial architecture situated on an area of over 76 rai. Later, the rooms were
               improved and modernized to be of an international standard, although their original identity has still been
               maintained. The hotel’s natural garden landscape is well taken care of, side by side with ef cient
               conservation of the environment and nature as a whole. Moreover, it has been operating on
               an environmentally-friendly basis, which contributes signi cantly to, while leaving behind the least impact
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               Asara Villa and Suite
               53 Phetchakasem Road, Tambon Hua Hin,
               Amphoe Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
               Tel: 0 3254 7555, Fax: 0 3254 7762
               Email: info@asaravillaandsuite.com Website: www.asaravillaandsuite.com
               Enjoy the hip high individual personal kingdom of Asara Villa and Suite Hua Hin, a place for a private retreat
               and relaxation, where the way of welcoming and taking care of guests can be a heartfelt experience. The
               hotel’s personnel have been trained to receive and take speci c care of each villa to make their guests feel
               at home. The hotel’s open structure to let in sea breezes and its black and cream colors surrounded by
               lush greenery is pleasing to the eyes. The hotel is well aware of how to ef ciently consume the natural
               resources and be friendly to the environment.

               West Side of Southern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
               14 Kata Noi Road, Tambon Karon, Phuket 83100
               Tel: 0 7633 0124-26, Fax: 0 7633 0127
               Email: reservation@katathani.com Website: www.katathani.com
               The hotel features modern Thai architecture stretching along the beach for a distance of 850 meters and
               surrounded by palm trees. Rooms are available in various sizes, with service management of
               an international standard to ensure a genuine retreat close to nature. The hotel has a determined intention
               on environmental management, enhancing a reduction of global warming, as well as conserving the Thai
               culture. The concept of suf ciency economy has also been applied.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort
               155 Mu 2, Tambon Nong Thale, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Krabi 81000
               Tel: 0 7562 8000, Fax: 0 7562 8028
               Email: sheraton.krabi@sheraton.com Website: www.sheraton.com
               The Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort is a ve-star hotel set in a prime location on Hat Khlong Muang. Guests
               will gain pleasure from the tranquil atmosphere of this 252-room resort designed in the Zen style of
               architecture. Set in a beautiful garden, more than 80% of the hotel is a green area, with facilities for
               the disabled to easily access their rooms and use the hotel’s services by themselves. It has been operated
               on an eco-friendly basis and has had good cooperation with the local community.

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               Royal Paradise Hotel and Spa Phuket
               135/23, 123/15-16 Rat Uthit Song Roi Pi Road,
               Tambon Pa Tong, Amphoe Krathu, Phuket
               Tel: 0 7634 0666, Fax: 0 7634 0565
               Email: info@royalparadise.com Website: www.royalparadise.com
               The standard of the four-star Royal Paradise on Hat Pa Tong has been accredited by the ISO 9000:2001
               under the concept of the Thai identity of an international standard, and 4 Green Leaves. The hotel offers
               350 rooms with a scenic view of the setting sun on Hat Pa Tong and has been operated with environmental
               concerns, awareness in natural resources, local participation, and adaptation of the suf ciency economy.


               Resort Hotel with less than 80 rooms
               Northern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa
               229 Tambon Wiang, Amphoe Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
               Tel: 0 5378 4084, Fax: 0 5378 4090
               Email: goldentriangle@anantara.com Website: www.anantara.com
               Set on a total area of 1,200 rai, the resort features an agricultural garden and ve-star accommodation with
               a limited number of only 77 rooms. It has been metaphorically described as a heaven on earth since this
               is the only accommodation situated near the ancient town of Chiang Saen. Overlooking the scenic Mekong
               River, it is surrounded by picturesque nature of high mountains in Myanmar and Lao PDR., and thus, offers
               a panoramic view of three countries; namely, Lao PDR., Myanmar, and Thailand. The hotel focuses on
               garbage management, awareness in the consumption of natural resources, and preservation of the
               environment.

               Central Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Baan Amphawa Resort and Spa
               22 Bang Kaphom – Kaeo Fa Road, Tambon Amphawa,
               Amphoe Amphawa, Samut Songkhram 75110
               Tel: 0 3475 2222, Fax: 0 3475 2229
               Email: reservations@baanamphawa.com Website: www.baanamphawa.com


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               Baan Amphawa Resort and Spa features traditional Thai houses by the scenic Mae Klong River,
               which still clearly re ect the simple Thai way of life. There are 57 rooms in Thai houses of the King Rama
               II’s and middle Rattanakosin periods, all situated in a garden of Thai plants mentioned in Thai literature.
               It is equipped with facilities of a four-star hotel standard, and has been operated with great awareness and
               concerns in the environment and natural resources. The concept of suf ciency economy has been applied,
               as well.
               Western Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Baan Talay Dao
               2/10 Soi Takiap Villa, Phetchakasem Road,
               Tambon Nong Kae, Amphoe Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan
               Tel: 0 3253 6024-30, Fax: 0 3253 6031
               Email: baantalaydao@baantalaydao.com Website: www.baantalaydao.com
               Set on the scenic stretch of the long white beach of Khao Takiap, the hotel has been designed to harmonize
               with the surrounding nature, including trees, sea, and sky. The middle part of the garden landscape has
               been left open to let in breezes and admire the blue sea in front, with a natural meandering trail inside.
               Large trees of over 30 years old have been left to grow high for their canopies to give shade to the garden.
               An ancient house aged more than 90 years old has been well preserved and decorated in a simple style,
               so to enhance an atmosphere of tranquility and a feeling of pleasure and delight for their guests.

               East Side of Southern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Fair House Villas and Spa
               39 Mu 1, Tambon Maenam, Amphoe Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84330
               Tel: 0 7742 9000, Fax: 0 7742 9099
               Email: info@fairhousesamui.com Website: www.fairhousesamui.com
               The resort’s design features a mixture of modern Thai and Balinese architecture situated amid a beautiful
               landscape of ower gardens and coconut plantations. It offers standard rooms with services of Thai
               hospitality. They enhance an environmental awareness among the hotel personnel as well as guests based
               on the philosophy of “No matter how advanced the technology is, life will still go on side by side with the
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               Boutique Hotel
               Award of Excellence
               RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort
               33 Chang Khlan Road, Tambon Pa Daet,
               Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50000
               Tel: 0 5399 9333, Fax: 0 5399 9332
               Email: info@ratilannachiangmai.com Website: www.ratilannachiangmai.com
               A resort in the heart of Chiang Mai situated by the Ping River near Wat Ketukaram, an old community which
               in history used to be a port of Chiang Mai. The buildings were constructed in the contemporary Lanna
               architecture offering 75 rooms equipped with international standard facilities and services. The Lanna way
               of life has been merged with the services that have been determined to be environmentally-friendly and
               to conserve natural resources.

               Pool Villa Hotel
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Santhiya Resort and Spa
               22/7 Mu 5, Tambon Ban Tai, Amphoe Ko Pha-ngan, Surat Thani
               Tel: 0 7742 8999, 08 1968 2026, 0 2443 0585, Fax: 0 7742 8900
               Email: reservation@santhiya.com, info@santhiya.com
               Website: www.santhiya.com
               Set within the embrace of nature in a comfortably warm and tranquil atmosphere, this is a beach resort
               that harmonizes well with the sun, sea, and breezes of the place where it is located. In its daily operation,
               importance has been attached to garbage disposal, environmentally-friendly management, and
               encouragement of environmental awareness and natural resources conservation among working staff
               as well as executives for the supreme bene t of, and the least impact on, the environment. The concept
               of suf ciency economy has been successfully applied here, as well.




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               Convention Hotel
               Central Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Iyara Park Hotel and Resort
               55 Mu 4, Tambon Hat Thanong, Amphoe Mueang, Uthai Thani
               Tel: 0 5651 6333, Fax: 0 5651 6222
               Email: info@iyarapark.com Website: www.iyarapark.com
               A hotel directed at meetings and seminars in the Central Region offering accommodation as well as
               meeting facilities. It features a resort in natural surroundings providing a space of more than 15,400 square
               meters for functions, and 12 meeting rooms of various sizes, each with a capacity of 6-700 participants,
               equipped with state-of-the-art supporting equipment and technology operated by skilled technicians.
               The hotel has had a determined intention to concretely conserve the environment and ef ciently reduce
               the consumption of electricity and water supply.

               Northeastern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Pullman Khon Kaen Raja Orchid
               9/9 Pracha Samran Road, Tambon Nai Mueang, Amphoe Mueang, Khon Kaen 40000
               Tel: 0 4332 2155, Fax: 0 4332 2150
               Email: pullman@pullmankhonkaen.com Website: www.pullmanhotels.com
               The Pullman Khon Kaen Raja Orchid is one of the ve-star hotels best equipped with meeting facilities
               in the Northeast. It focuses on tourists with business, meetings, and other purposes. Aiming for a pleasant
               and friendly atmosphere, it has set aside a recreational corner with a large swimming pool, spa of an
               international standard, and tness center. This is a meeting venue of the rst priority of the region thanks
               to its state-of-the-art equipment, easy communication networking, high-speed and wireless Internet in all
               meeting rooms and guest rooms, and a newly-built business center with modern of ce automation. The
               hotel’s space can be appropriately adjusted to suit any function, from a ballroom for up to 1,800 guests to
               meeting room, exhibition room, of cial reception, or Chinese banquet. Besides the ballroom, another 10
               meeting rooms are also available with a capacity of 10 – 200 participants.




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               West Side of Southern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Thumrin Thana Hotel
               69/8 Huai Yot Road, Tambon Thap Thiang, Amphoe Mueang, Trang 92000
               Tel: 0 7522 3223, Fax: 0 7521 8057
               Email: info@thumrin.co.th Website: www.thumrin.com
               The Thumrin Thana Hotel offers renovated seminar rooms for at least 20 participants and function rooms
               for up to 500 guests, with expertise and more than 20 years experience in event organizing for various
               occasions, using modern equipment and facilities.

               Eastern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Royal Cliff Beach Resort Pattaya
               353 Khao Phra Tamnak Road, Tambon Nong Prue,
               Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chon Buri 20260
               Tel: 0 3825 0421, Fax: 0 3825 0511
               Email: info@royalcliff.com Website: www.royalcliff.com
               Located in a shady landscape by the sea between Hat Jomtien and Pattaya, this is the world’s rst hotel
               to be recorded in the Travel Hall of Fame by the TTG (Asia) Magazine, and also a leading hotel recognized
               for its environmental conservation as attested by various environmental awards. There are 58 seminar rooms
               with a capacity of up to 8,000 delegates, a helipad, and state-of-the-art meeting facilities. It also operates
               E-Marketing and Online Marketing in 16 languages to facilitate their guests. Moreover, an online nancial
               interaction service is available via its website. This is another environmentally-friendly hotel that has become
               successful in reducing their costs through the adaptation of the suf ciency economy.




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               Awards for Tour Programmes




               Domestic Tour Programmes
               Award of Excellence
               Young Traveller, “Follow the Royal Father’s Trace on the Self-suf ciency Way”
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Rattanabralee Company Limited
               2 Phra Sumen Road, Khwaeng Chana Songkhram,
               Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
               Tel.: 0 2282 7614
               Email: rattanabralee@hotmail.com
               It is a tour programme which meets the standard of systematic programme management, providing skillful
               personnel especially in programmes for children with the aim to let children learn about the Royal Projects
               and apply the self-suf ciency economy concept in their daily life. During the programme, children will gain
               an opportunity to visit the Royal Projects and learning centers; such as, Khun Dan Prakanchon Dam, Bhumirak
               Dhamachart Center, integrated agricultural farms, and wonderful attractions in Nakhon Nayok.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Diving, 3 days 2 nights (Mu Ko Surin National Park, Phang-nga)
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Barracuda Diving Company Limited
               179-180 Phetchakasem Road, Kura Road, Amphoe Kura Buri, Pang Nga
               Tel.: 0 2183 6120-2
               Email: barra@ksc.th.com
               It is a diving tour programme with good management concerning safety and diving standards. It offers world-
               class attractive diving destinations. Tourists can experience the wonderful underwater world while swimming
               among various species of sh; such as, clown anemone sh, clark’s anemone sh, butter y sh, and also
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               Inbound Tour Programmes
               Award of Excellence
               Ban Borthor Mangrove and Cave Kayak Trip
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Sealand and Trek Company Limited
               34/12 Mu 5 Tambon Ao Nang, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Krabi
               Tel.: 0 7563 7364
               Email: noikrabi@hotmail.com
               It is an interesting ecotourism tour programme which brings tourists to inspect distinct, complete, and
               beautiful natural resources. Visitors can learn about the local ways of life, ecosystem of plants and animals
               in the mangrove forest; such as, Fiddler Crab, Mudskipper, and various species of birds. Then, visit Tham Phi
               Hua To, a cave which was a habitat of pre-historical humans more than three thousand years ago. Within
               the cave, they can nd ancient rock paintings, and splendid stalagmites and stalactites.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Save Dolphins, Save Environment
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Khanom Fishing and Tour Company
               40/23 Mu 2 Tambon Khanom, Amphoe Khanom, Nakhon Si Thammarat
               Tel.: 0 7532 6573
               Email: khanom_tour@yahoo.com, info@khanom shingandtour.com
               It is an interesting ecotourism tour programme which reaches the standard of travel and services, with
               experienced tour guides. The highlight of this programme is to inspect the pink dolphins living around
               Ao Khanom, pay respect to the image of Luangpu Thuat, and visit the fresh water source in the middle of
               the sea at Ko Nui Nok. The legend was told that Luangpu Thuat stepped on the sea and changed it into
               fresh water so that people in the ship can use this water for consumption during the escape from
               a storm.

               Community Based Cultural Exchange and Volunteer Trip
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Tour Merng Tai
               89 Khun Lum Praphat Road, Tambon Chong Kham,
               Amphoe Mueang Mae Hong Son, Mae Hong Son
               Tel.: 0 5361 1979
               Email: tmtmaehongson@yahoo.com
               It is a tour programme which encourages community-based tourism (CBT) in the area of Ban Mae Lana,
               Amphoe Pang Mapha, Mae Hong Son province. It is a sample tourism village which provides experienced
               and skillful tour guides who have good knowledge on community tourism. The programme gives an
               opportunity for visitors to participate in interesting activities and learn about the way of life in a Thai Lue
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               Community Homestay Study Visit Project
               Nominating Agency/Individual: Pochai Travel Company
               800/1 Mu 11, Soi Na Wat Pho Chai, Tambon Nai Mueang,
               Amphoe Mueang Nong Khai, Nong Khai
               Tel.: 0 4241 2590
               Email: pochaitravel@hotmail.com
               This programme focuses on the study visits in homestays, highlighted with the inspection of local homestays
               managed by the Ban Prasat Community, Nakhon Ratchasima province, and communities in Amphoe
               Amphawa, Samut Songkhram province which used to receive awards and have high potential for tourism.
               According to the programme, tourists can also visit other famous and important destinations in Thailand.




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               Awards for Tourism Support and Promotion Organisations




               Northern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Nan Municipality: Nan’s Reception Room
               Nominating Agency / Individual: Nan Municipality
               214/10 Maha Yot Road,
               Tambon Nai Wiang, Amphoe Mueang Nan, Nan 55000
               Tel/ Fax: 0 5477 1630 ext.133
               Email: chaowana-nan@gmail.com Website: www.nancity.or.th
               Nan Municipality’s vision, action plan, and economic development policy emphasize the preservation of a
               living old city, improvement of the quality of life, culture, and learning society. They successfully adjusted
               the principal national development plan into a local one and possessed a knowledge body on community
               mapping of the old city of Nan. Their management process has been based on participation by local
               stakeholders and the communities. The urban development has been done through a management system
               aimed at sustainable tourism development and promotion, and thus, has obtained good cooperation from
               the community sector.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Watchan Royal Project, Forest Industry Organisation
               Nominating Agency / Individual: Forest Industry Organisation
               Tambon Ban Chan, Amphoe Galyani Vadhana, Chiang Mai 50270
               291 Kaeo Nawarat Road, Tambon Wat Ket, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50000
               Tel/ Fax: 0 5324 9349, 08 7174 2418
               Email: kopong63@hotmail.com Website: www. o.co.th/travel/watchan
               The village is populated mainly by the Karen people and situated amid surroundings rich with natural
               resources, particularly the intact forest that features a mixed ecosystem of a pinery and deciduous
               dipterocarp forest, which is the most distinctive in Northern Thailand. There are various activities available
               for visitors to suit their respective interests; such as, walking, nature biking/trekking, viewing villagers shing/
               trapping river prawns, photography, etc. The Forest Industry Organisation has attempted to create
               understanding and encourage participation by the local community, so to be accepted and obtain
               cooperation in conserving the nature and folk traditions, as well as provide a friendly welcome to visitors.

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               Loi Krathong Sai Festival and a Thousand Floating Candles Promotion Project
               Nominating Agency / Individual: Tak Town Municipal Of ce
               Tak Town Municipal Of ce, 901 Taksin Road,
               Tambon Rahaeng, Amphoe Mueang Tak, Tak 63000
               Tel/Fax: 0 5551 8889
               Email: Admin@tessabantak.co.th Website: www.tessabantak.co.th
               The Festival features an integration of folk wisdom, arts, and culture of Tak Province to become a uniquely
               outstanding pattern. The Tak Town Municipal Of ce has communicated as well as educated the local
               community to know and understand about the essence of the Festival, so to stimulate their pride and
               cooperation and build a strong community. As an extension of the Festival, a learning centre was
               constructed to provide the villagers with know-how to be applied in developing souvenir products, and
               further to enhancing strong families.
               Northeastern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Surin Sustainable Tourism Development and Promotion Project
               Nominating Agency / Individual: Surin Provincial Administrative Organisation
               Lak Mueang Road, Tambon Nai Mueang, Amphoe Mueang Surin, Surin 32000
               Tel/ Fax: 0 4451 1975
               Email: admin@surinpao.org Website: www.surinpao.org
               The Surin Provincial Administrative Organisation has distinct plans, strategies, and budget that focus on
               tourism development and promotion, a personnel development plan, and community development plan
               for a period of 3 years (2009-2011). The outstanding project is the Elephant Study Center, which the Surin
               Provincial Administrative Organisation has attempted to manage with participation by elephant alliances
               and stakeholders. The project has been managed to contribute to the local economy from the district to
               provincial and national levels through good governance in wishing to solve the roaming elephant and
               mahout problem.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Local Forest, Community Food
               Nominating Agency / Individual: Ban Wang Nam Mok Tourism and Culture Coordination Center
               2 Mu 5 Ban Wang Nam Mok, Tambon Phra Phutthabat,
               Amphoe Si Chiang Mai, Nong Khai 43130
               Tel: 0 4242 3783, 08 0462 5677, 08 6232 5300.
               A group of Wang Nam Mok villagers established a community forest project in wishing to restore fertility to
               the forest and enhance the strength of the community and security and well-being of the village. They
               shared responsibility by forming a working team of local experts for each mission; such as, culture,
               preservation of the community’s forest, marketing, local textile production, etc. Existing weak spots were
               taken to be improved according to community leaders’ suggestions and through the people’s cooperation.
               The management process has been transferred to their descendants, who have continued the concept in
               descendants, who continue the concept in developing the village to be a livable and suf cient
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               Central Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Bicycle Rally beyond to the history war of Bangrachan villagers versus Myanmar army
               Nominating Agency / Individual: Khai Bangrachan Hospital
               69 Mu 11, Sing Buri – Suphan Buri Road, Tambon Bang Rachan,
               Amphoe Khai Bangrachan, Sing Buri 16150
               Tel: 0 3659 7041, 08 1294 5494
               The Khai Bangrachan Hospital has a systematic project management covering all operating procedures,
               vision, working plan, budget, preparation, implementation, assessment, as well as indicator setting. With
               suf cient knowledge and understanding about tourism business management, they have made use of local
               resources and designed a tourism route. Meanwhile, they have also referred to the concepts of health and
               energy-saving as their main objectives of the project, which are to campaign against global warming,
               encouraging community participation and devotion, and raising funds to procure medical equipment for the
               hospital.

               Bangkok
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Beach Index
               Nominating Agency / Individual: Pollution Control Department
               92 Soi Phahon Yothin 7, Phahon Yothin Road, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400
               Tel: 0 2298 2241-2, 08 1919 0763
               Email: marinepollution_pcd@yahoo.com Website: www.pcd.go.th
               The Pollution Control Department has initiated the campaign for conservation of beach attraction
               resources through encouragement of local awareness and care. The project has been launched with
               a systematic scheme and implementation, continuous monitoring and evaluation, while also improving its
               operation, so to obtain cooperation from related agencies. There is also a plan to provide information and
               understanding about the project for the locality to keep on developing and preserving the beaches to always
               be of good quality. Public relations have been operated through various forms of media to promote
               sustainable tourism among the general public, as well as publicity materials have been produced to ensure
               various channels of communication and access to all target groups.

               Southern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Koh Yao Noi Homestay
               Nominating Agency / Individual: Koh Yao Community Based Tourism
               38/21 Mu 1, Tambon Ko Yao Noi, Amphoe Ko Yao, Phang-nga 82160
               Tel: 0 7659 7244, 08 1968 0877, Fax. 0 7659 7535
               Email: bangmee1@hotmail.com Website: www.kohyao-cbt.com
               Koh Yao Noi houses a strong Muslim community equipped with good knowledge and experiences on
               environmental and tourism management. The community is run according to a community plan and vision,
               based on the suf ciency economy. Their religious rules and culture have been smartly applied to become
               tourism regulations. The number of visitors to the community is controllable, as there is no policy to expand
               the homestay accommodation. The community also serves as a source of knowledge for study trips and
               research on sustainable community tourism management by government agencies as well as Thai and
               foreign educational institutions.



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               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Krabi Lively Town Lovely People
               Nominating Agency / Individual: Krabi Provincial Administrative Organisation
               333 Mu 7, Tha Ruea Road, Tambon Sai Thai, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Krabi 81000
               Tel: 0 7562 7111 ext. 202
               Email: prkrabipao@gmail.com Website: www.krabipao.go.th
               The Krabi Provincial Administrative Organisation has administered the province with a vision, policy,
               strategies, and management through concerted cooperation of related local administrative organisations
               and communities. A budget has been suf ciently allocated to enhance sustainable tourism management.
               The operation has been done through a good teamwork and internal communication process, as well as
               extensive comments and opinions, which re ect the unity between the working staff and administrative
               team. Moreover, they are also operating under the concept of tourism management through learning and
               gaining experiences by publishing guidebooks for visiting natural and cultural attractions, bird-watching, and
               studying ora in various ecosystems.

               Conserved Commercial Zone of Phuket Old Town
               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 Narison Road, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Phuket 83000
               Tel: 0 7621 4306, 0 7621 3374
               Website: www.phuketcity.go.th
               Phuket City Municipality’s tourism policy, plan, and strategies comply with the vision of a “Liveable City
               of Happiness”, which is consistent with the current National Economic and Social Development Plan. The
               main objective is to enhance the city’s uniqueness, and the project has been implemented through
               academic research, encouragement of conservative and cultural awareness among local communities, and
               conservation planning. These have led to regular activities with increasing community participation and
               a shared goal for Phuket to become a World Heritage Site.




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               Awrads for Health Tourism




               Day Spa
               Northern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Lanna Oasis Spa
               4 Sam Lan Road, Tambon Phra Sing,
               Amphoe Muang, Chiang Mai 50200
               Tel: 0 5392 0111, Fax: 0 5392 0122
               Email: pakin@chiangmaioasis.com Website: www.oasisspa.net
               A day spa located in a shady garden in the heart of Chiang Mai and decorated in the Lanna style,
               the Lanna Oasis Spa provides a holistic spa service, integrating traditional Thai medicine therapy with
               Ayurveda massage, hydrotherapy, oil therapy, and aromatherapy. Also available is the Lanna Oasis Spa’s
               unique formula of massage and musical therapy.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Lanna Come Spa
               88/4 Si Don Chai Road, Tambon Chang Khlan,
               Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50100
               Tel: 0 5327 4377, Fax: 0 5323 5768
               Email: info@lannacomespa.com Website: www.lannacomespa.com
               Chiang Mai’s rst day spa to provide the Xishuangbanna style of massage treatment, which is the Lanna
               Come Spa’s signature. It offers hydrotherapy; such as, Ozone Jet massage, Vichy Shower Rain Bar, and
               Lymphatic Drain Massage.




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               Central Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Rarinjinda Wellness Spa
               8th Floor, Grande Centre Point Hotel, 153/2 Soi Mahatlek Luang 1,
               Ratchadamri Road, Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
               Tel: 0 2670 5599
               Email: majo@rarinjinda.com Website: www.rarinjinda.com
               A day spa by skilled masseurs and equipped with modern spa technology of an international standard.
               It also offers a blend of traditional Thai massage, Thai herbs, and latest spa technology; such as,
               Hydrotherapy Pool, Vichy Shower, etc.

               Southern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Sukko Cultural Spa and Wellness
               5/10 Chaofa Tawan Tok, Tambon Wichit, Amphoe Mueang, Phuket 83000.
               Tel: 0 7626 3222, Fax: 0 7626 3222.0 7626 4533
               Email: rangsiman@sukkospa.com Website: www.sukkospa.com
               A day spa of naturopathy based on traditional Thai medicine using herbal treatment. It also offers a variety
               of health promotion activities; for example, yoga, contorted hermit practice, aqua exercise, Muai Thai
               Chaiya, meditation, as well as a Thai massage class by Sukko Spa Academy.


               Hotel and Resort Spa
               Northern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Devarana Spa
               100 DusitD2 Hotel, Chang Khlan Road,
               Tambon Chang Khlan, Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai 50100
               Tel: 0 5325 2511, Fax: 0 5325 2535
               Email: chiangmai@devaranaspa.com Website: www.devaranaspa.com
               A spa of unique design and decoration that gives spa lovers a feeling of being in heaven, as mentioned in
               a piece of classical Thai literature “The Three Spheres”. The Devarana Spa Chiang Mai focuses on
               traditional Thai services, using Thai products and naturopathic treatment. It offers traditional Thai massage
               and scrubs that is the Devarana Spa’s signature.

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               Central Region
               Award of Excellence
               THE BARAI
               91 Hua Hin - Khao Takiap Road, Amphoe Hua Hin,
               Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
               Tel: 0 3251 1234, Fax: 0 3252 1233
               Email: huahin.regency@hyatt.com Website: www.thebarai.com
               A spa operated under the concept of a journey of experience and emotion to gain a delightful feeling of
               peace and tranquility deep within the mind, with the architecture as a guide. The spa establishment has
               been designed to use natural lighting for energy-saving purposes. The spa services are provided on the
               basis of balancing the elements of earth-water-air- re to suite each individual customer.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Anantara Spa Hua Hin
               43/1 Phetkasem Beach Road, Amphoe Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
               Tel: 0 3252 0250, Fax: 0 3252 0259
               Email: spas@anantara.com Website: www.spa.anantara.com
               Located amid the serenity of nature and a lagoon of water lilies, each spa parlor offers exclusive privacy
               and impressive services that give customers a relaxed feeling. It offers a variety of spa and massage
               treatment; such as, traditional Thai massage, traditional Thai oil massage or essential oil massage,
               Ayurvedic therapy, etc.

               The Peninsula Spa by ESPA
               333 Charoen Nakhon Road, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600
               Tel: 0 2861 2888, Fax: 0 2861 1112
               Email: spapbk@peninsula.com Website: www.peninsula.com
               A spa offering programs from various sections to pamper the body and mind to gain an inner feeling of
               delight, especially treatment packages from the Peninsula Spa, which include traditional Thai massage,
               Ayurvedic massage, or international massage, each taking 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete. Afterward,
               enhance good health with low–fat healthy food prepared in the Naturally Peninsula style fresh from the
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               Eastern Region
               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Sivara Spa Amari Ko Chang
               88/8 Mu 4, Tambon Ko Chang, Amphoe Ko Chang, Trat 23170
               Tel: 0 3955 2000, Fax: 0 3955 2001
               Email: sivara@emeraldcove.amari.com Website: www.amari.com
               Emphasizing treatment for perfect health from inside, the Sivara Spa blends natural herbs with Thai
               treatment like traditional Thai massage, scrub, and herbal steam. It also offers Vichy Hydrotherapy and
               soaking in a large Jacuzzi for a perfect release from stress.

               Southern Region
               Award of Excellence
               Six Senses Ko Samui
               9/10 Ban Plai Laem Soi 7 Road, Tambon Bo Phut,
               Amphoe Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84320
               Tel: 0 7724 5678, Fax: 0 7724 5671
               Email: reservations-samui@sixsenses.com Website: www.sixsenses.com
               A spa in the beautiful surroundings of Ko Samui, the Six Senses has the design and decor that harmonize
               well with the nature and was constructed in a local architectural style. A variety of spa menus that are
               offered include holistic and original treatment by skilled masseurs. All products used in the spa are
               natural and safe. The 4-hand treatment is the Six Senses’ signature massage.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Prana Spa Ban Tong Sai
               84 Mu 5, Tambon Bo Phut, Amphoe Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84320
               Tel: 0 7724 5480, Fax: 0 7724 5462
               Email: info@tongsaibay.co.th Website: www.tongsaibay.co.th
               Sticking to the ”Green Spa” philosophy, the Prana Spa offers traditional Thai massage and spa treatment
               using natural products. It also operates in an environmentally-friendly manner, using no chemicals or
               products in plastic packaging, strict garbage management and waste water treatment, and organic fertilizer
               for plants and herbs.




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               Destination Spa
               Nationwide
               Award of Excellence
               Tao Garden Health Spa and Resort
               274/1 Mu 7, Tambon Luang Nuea, Amphoe Doi Saket, Chiang Mai 50220
               Tel: 0 5349 5596-9, Fax: 0 5349 5852-3
               Email: info@tao-gorden.com Website: www.tao-garden.com
               A health resort with unique practices that follow Taoism to keep the balance of body and mind and
               comprising: 1) healthy diet according to blood types, 2) Chi Kung morning exercise and Inner Smile, Taoist
               evening exercise and Six Healing Sounds, 3) health treatment programs; such as, detoxi cation, weight loss,
               and Ayurvedic massage. It also has an environmental policy with the intent to sustainably preserve the
               surroundings of the resort and nearby localities.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Banyan Tree Spa Phuket
               33 Si Sunthon Road, Tambon Choeng Thale, Amphoe Thalang, Phuket 83110
               Tel: 0 7632 4374, Fax: 0 7627 1463
               Email: spa-phuket@banyantree.com Website: www.banyantree.com
               The Banyan Tree Spa Phuket offers “Retreat for the Senses,” a series of health program tailored to respond
               to individual lifestyles and preferences for a period of approximately 3-4 days, with physician’s consultations
               available throughout the program period.

               Kamalaya Ko Samui
               102/9 Mu 3, Laem Set Road, Tambon Na Mueang, Amphoe Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84140
               Tel: 0 7742 9800, Fax: 0 7742 9899
               Email: info@kamalaya.com Website: www.kamalaya.com
               Located on a hill that slopes down to the blue sea at Hat Laem Set, the resort’s design that has been
               adjusted to harmonize with its natural surroundings gives a feeling of relaxation and good health. Kamalaya
               offers holistic health programs integrating Thai, Chinese, and Indian therapies overseen 24 hours by
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               Medical Centre (Public Healthcare Centre)
               Nationwide
               Award of Excellence
               Damnoensaduak Hospital, Ratchaburi
               140 Mu 4, Bang Phae - Damnoen Saduak Road, Tambon Tha Nat,
               Amphoe Damnoen Saduak, Ratchaburi 70130
               Tel: 0 3224 6000-15 ext. 201-2, Fax: 0 3224 6000-15 ext.411
               Website: www.dnhospital.com
               A community hospital that focuses on ailment prevention or good health policy and turns it into an action
               plan in the form of an integrated health project. This has been done through the 4-dimension holistic health
               promotion (food-exercise-emotion-healthiness), using Thai wisdom on medicinal plants, traditional Thai
               medicine, alternative medicine, in combination with modern medicine, and linked further to local
               ecotourism.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital
               32/7 Mu 2, Prachin Buri Anuson Road,
               Amphoe Mueang Prachin Buri, Prachin Buri 25000.
               Tel: 0 3721 1088 ext. 3134, 0 3721 3681, Fax: 0 3745 2208
               Website: www.abhaibhubejhr.org
               A pilot hospital in traditional Thai medicine, converting medicinal plants and herbs into medical products
               and cosmetics for sale at reasonable prices. It offers different forms of herbal treatment including massage,
               steam, compress, and acupuncture. There are also health tourism activities for interested people. The
               hospital also houses the Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Building, which is an old building of beautiful
               architecture. Inside are exhibited medicinal plants and herbs for interested tourists.




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               Medical Centre (Private Healthcare Centre)
               Nationwide
               Award of Excellence
               Bangkok Hospital Phuket
               2/1 Hong Yok Uthit Road, Tambon Talat Yai,
               Amphoe Mueang, Phuket 83000
               Tel: 0 7625 4425, Fax: 0 7652 4430
               Email: info@phukethospital.com Website: www.phukethospital.com
               A large private-run hospital renowned as one of Thailand’s front row health tourism service providers. Their
               services are of an international standard, as recognized by the Joint Commission International Accreditation
               (JCI). It has been certi ed as a nursing establishment that emphasizes the patient’s safety and extreme
               quality nursing. Moreover, the hospital has created employment and opportunities for local tourism
               business operators by passing on patients from the hospital.

               Award of Outstanding Performance
               Bumrungrad International Hospital
               33 Sukhumvit 3 Road, Na Na Nuea, Watthana, Bankok 10110
               Tel: 0 2667 1387, Fax: 0 2667 2997.
               Email: info@bumrungrad.com Website: www.bumrungrad.com
               A private-run hospital with leadership in medical services at domestic as well as Southeast Asian levels,
               as recognized by the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCI). There is the International Medical
               Coordination Center and supporting transfer service for arriving patients at the Suvarnabhumi Airport.

               Sikarin Hospital
               4/29 Srinagarindra Road, Tambon Bang Na,
               Amphoe Bang Na, Bangkok 10260
               Tel: 0 2366 9900 ext. 2744-2749, Fax: 0 2366 9942
               Email: contact_sikarin@yahoo.com Website: www.sikarin.com
               A private hospital that serves patients of all ages, with projects and activities to care for the health as well
               as education of surrounding societies and communities, which offer an opportunity for children to
               “learn from rst-hand experience”. There is also a program to reduce global warming intended for social
               bene ts.


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