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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 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 3 9/23/10 2:30:43 AM 4 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 4 9/23/10 2:30:43 AM : 5 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 5 9/23/10 5:01:08 PM (World Tourism Day) (Thailand Tourism Awards) (Tourist Guide Awards) Friends of Thailand 6 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 6 9/23/10 2:30:46 AM (Thailand Tourism Awards) (World Tourism Day) “ ” (Thailand Tourism Awards) (Tourist Guide Awards) Friends of Thailand 7 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 7 9/23/10 2:30:47 AM .. ( .) ( .) “ ” “ ” (Thailand Tourism Awards) (World Tourism Day) (Thailand Tourism Awards) (Tourist Guide Awards) Friends of Thailand 8 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 8 9/23/10 2:30:48 AM “ ” 9 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 9 9/23/10 2:30:49 AM 10 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 10 9/23/10 2:30:50 AM Friends of Thailand . . - . . - - . . - . . - Friends of Thailand . . - Friends of Thailand - - . . - / Cocktail - 11 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 11 9/23/10 2:30:54 AM ( .) (Thailand Tourism Awards) .. (Tourism Accreditation) (World Tourism day) (Tourist Guide Awards) Friends of Thailand 2010 . – . / Quality Symbolic . . . . . . . 12 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 12 9/23/10 2:30:54 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - . . . - . . . . - . . . - . . - . . . . . . . . – . . – . . – . . . Day Spa . Destination Spa . Hotel / Resort spa . . . . . 13 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 13 9/23/10 2:30:55 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 14 9/23/10 2:30:56 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 15 9/23/10 2:30:57 AM . . . . . . . . . . (IUCN) . (SPAFA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 16 9/23/10 2:30:58 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 17 9/23/10 2:30:59 AM - (WTO, 2004) - (The Earth Summit : Agenda 21 ) - (United Nations Foundation) - - . / . / . . (Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR) (Value Creation) (Creative Economy) 18 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 18 9/23/10 2:31:00 AM . . . . . . . . 19 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 19 9/23/10 2:31:01 AM . . . • • • • • • . . . . Theme Park . 20 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 20 9/23/10 2:31:05 AM . . . . . . . (City Hotel) . (Resort Hotel) . (Convention Hotel) . (Boutique Hotel) (Theme) (Customized Service) - ( ) . (Pool Villa Hotel) - ( ) Pool Villa . . . . 21 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 21 9/23/10 2:31:06 AM . . . . . - - - . . (Day Spa) . (Destination Spa) . (Hotel/Resort Spa) . . (Day Spa) . (Destination Spa) , . (Hotel/Resort Spa) / . 22 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 22 9/23/10 2:31:06 AM 23 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 23 9/23/10 2:31:07 AM . . . . - . . . - , : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.dnp.go.th . . . : K_krachan_np@dnp.go.th : www.dnp.go.th 24 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 24 9/23/10 2:31:09 AM . . . , : email@example.com : www.dnp.go.th . - . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com : www.phupan.com 25 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 25 9/23/10 2:31:11 AM . . . , : Pssnp_Loei@dnp.go.th : www.dnp.go.th . . . , : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.dnp.go.th . . . - . 26 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 26 9/23/10 2:31:15 AM ( ) . . . . , Award of Merit 2008 Asia-Paci c Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation UNESCO . . . , : email@example.com 27 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 27 9/23/10 2:31:17 AM / . . . . - , : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.sanctuaryoftruth.com . . . . - , : email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org : www. nearts.go.th . . . 28 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 28 9/23/10 2:31:19 AM Homestay . . . Solar Cell / . . . , / . . . . , 29 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 29 9/23/10 2:31:24 AM . . . . , / . . . / . - . . . , : email@example.com : www.namchieo.com 30 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 30 9/23/10 2:31:29 AM / . - . . . , . - . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org / . - . . . , : email@example.com : www.bangrong.org 31 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 31 9/23/10 2:32:20 AM . . . , . . . / . . . “ ” 32 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 32 9/23/10 2:32:22 AM . . . , . . . , . . . 33 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 33 9/23/10 2:32:27 AM . . . , , : www.baandalha.com . . . - : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.suphattraland.com Farm Chokchai Agro – Eco Knowledge Tourism . . . . , , - : email@example.com : www.farmchokchai.com 34 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 34 9/23/10 2:32:32 AM - . - . . . - , , : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.granmonte.com - . . . , : email@example.com OTOP . . . . - 35 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 35 9/23/10 2:32:37 AM .. . . - . - . . . , .. . . . . B1-B2 : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.siamoceanworld.com , Amazing Submarine Journey Book 36 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 36 9/23/10 2:32:40 AM / . - . . . ( ), : email@example.com : www.scppark.com . . . . - : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.bims.buu.ac.th . . . , , - : email@example.com : www.dmr.go.th 37 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 37 9/23/10 2:32:44 AM . - . . . , : firstname.lastname@example.org www.khoratfossil.org , - , , - . . - . . . . . . . . 38 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 38 9/23/10 2:32:48 AM . . . : email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org : www.nakhonsci.com / . - . . . - : www.tsu.ac.th/ists ( ) . - . . . - “ ” 39 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 39 9/23/10 2:32:53 AM . - : email@example.com : www.siamniramit.com . - : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.siamparkcity.com 32 (Vortex) / . . . - : email@example.com : www.nongnoochtropicalgarden.com 40 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 40 9/23/10 2:32:58 AM . . . . - , - : firstname.lastname@example.org : www. tiffany-show.co.th . . . . - : email@example.com : www.ripleysthailand.com / . . . . : info@ cha-amatvpark.net : www.cha-amatvpark.net ATV 41 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 41 9/23/10 2:33:03 AM . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.treetopadventurepark.com / . . . . , : Krissada@greeneryresort.com : www.greeneryresort.com, www.mylifepark.com Theme Park 42 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 42 9/23/10 2:33:09 AM 43 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 43 9/23/10 2:33:13 AM (City Hotel) . : email@example.com : www.marriottdining.com - . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.siamhotels.com / . : email@example.com : www.banyantree.com (Green Imperative Fund) 44 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 44 9/23/10 2:33:17 AM . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.marriott.com / . . - : email@example.com : www.dusit.com “ ” . . . . - : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.dusit.com 45 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 45 9/23/10 2:33:23 AM . . . . : email@example.com : www.centarahotelsresorts.com (Resort Hotel) / . . . - - : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.marriottdining.com - . . . - : prof ce@so tel.co.th : www.so tel.co.th 46 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 46 9/23/10 2:33:31 AM .. “ ” . . . . - : email@example.com : www.asavillaandsuite.com . . . - : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.katathani.com . . . : email@example.com : www.sheraton.com 47 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 47 9/23/10 2:33:39 AM / , / - . . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.royalparadise.com ISO 9000:2001 (Resort Hotel) . . . : email@example.com : www.anantara.com , . - . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.baanamphawa.com 48 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 48 9/23/10 2:33:45 AM / . . . . . - : email@example.com : www.baantalaydao.com . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.fairhousesamui.com “ ” (Boutique Hotel) . . . . : email@example.com : www.ratilannachiangmai.com 49 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 49 9/23/10 2:33:52 AM (Pool Villa Hotel) / . . . , , : firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com : www.santhiya.com (Convention Hotel) . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.iyarapark.com , - / . . . . : email@example.com : www.pullmanhotels.com 50 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 50 9/23/10 2:34:02 AM , - / . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.thumrin.com . . . . : email@example.com : www.royalcliff.com (Travel Hall of Fame) TTG (Asia) , E-Marketing (Online – Marketing) Online 51 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 51 9/23/10 2:34:10 AM “ ” . : firstname.lastname@example.org ( ) - . . . . - : email@example.com 52 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 52 9/23/10 2:34:16 AM Ban Borthor Mangrove and Cave Kayak Trip / . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org (Fiddler Crab) (Mudskipper) , Save Dolphin Save Environment / . . . : email@example.com, info@khanom shingandtour.com Community Based Cultural Exchange and Volunteer Trip . . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org (Community Based Tourism : CBT) / . . . . : email@example.com 53 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 53 9/23/10 2:34:19 AM / . . . . / : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.nancity.or.th . . . . . . . / , : email@example.com : www. o.co.th/travel/watchan / / . . . / : Admin@tessabantak.co.th : www.tessabantak.co.th 54 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 54 9/23/10 2:34:20 AM . . . . / : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.surinpao.org ( .. - ) . . . . , , . - . . . , 55 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 55 9/23/10 2:34:21 AM . . - , : email@example.com : www.pcd.go.th / . . . , : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.kohyao-cbt.com . . . . : email@example.com : www.krabipao.go.th / . . . . : www.phuketcity.go.th “ ” 56 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 56 9/23/10 2:34:22 AM Day Spa . . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.oasisspa.net / . . . . : email@example.com : www.lannacomespa.com Ozone Jet Vichy Shower Rain Bar Lymphatic Drain Massage / . . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.rarinjinda.com Hydrotherapy Pool Vichy Shower 57 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 57 9/23/10 2:34:23 AM / . . . . : email@example.com : sukkospa.com Sukko Spa Academy Hotel & Resort Spa . . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.devaranaspa.com . – . . : email@example.com : www.thebarai.com - - - 58 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 58 9/23/10 2:34:26 AM / . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.spa.anantara.com . : email@example.com : www.peninsula.com Naturally Peninsula / . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.amari.com Vinchy / . . . . . : email@example.com : www.sixsenses.com 59 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 59 9/23/10 2:34:30 AM . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.tongsaibay.co.th “ ” (Green Spa) Destination Spa / . . . - - : email@example.com : www.tao-garden.com ) ) Inner Smile Six Healing Sound ) 60 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 60 9/23/10 2:34:35 AM . . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.banyantree.com Retreat For the Senses - / . . . . : email@example.com : www.kamalaya.com ( ) . . - . . . – - - : www.dnhospital.com ( - - - ) 61 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 61 9/23/10 2:34:38 AM / . . . : www.abhaibhubejhr.org ( ) / . . . . : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.phukethospital.com Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCI) . : email@example.com : www.bumrungrad.com Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCI) (Core Service) (Preventive/Wellness) (Support Service) / . - : firstname.lastname@example.org : www.sikarin.com One-Stop-Service , “ ” “ ” 62 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 62 9/23/10 2:34:42 AM 63 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 63 9/23/10 2:34:43 AM 64 Tourism Awards T im3.indd 64 9/23/10 2:34:47 AM 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 65 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 65 9/23/10 2:37:40 AM 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. 66 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 66 9/23/10 2:37:41 AM 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. 67 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 67 9/23/10 2:37:42 AM 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. 68 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 68 9/23/10 2:37:43 AM 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. 69 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 69 9/23/10 2:37:44 AM 70 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 70 9/23/10 2:37:45 AM 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. 71 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 71 9/23/10 2:37:47 AM 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 72 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 72 9/23/10 2:37:48 AM 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 73 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 73 9/23/10 2:37:49 AM 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 74 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 74 9/23/10 2:37:50 AM 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 75 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 75 9/23/10 2:37:51 AM 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 76 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 76 9/23/10 2:37:52 AM 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 77 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 77 9/23/10 2:37:53 AM 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. 78 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 78 9/23/10 2:37:54 AM 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. 79 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 79 9/23/10 2:37:54 AM 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. 80 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 80 9/23/10 2:37:57 AM 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. 81 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 81 9/23/10 2:38:38 AM 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. 82 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 82 9/23/10 2:38:39 AM 83 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 83 9/23/10 2:38:40 AM 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: email@example.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. 84 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 84 9/23/10 2:38:44 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 85 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 85 9/23/10 2:38:47 AM 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: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Website: www.dnp.go.th Nominating Agency/Individual: Namtok Yong National Park 86 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 86 9/23/10 2:38:53 AM 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. 87 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 87 9/23/10 2:39:00 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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. 88 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 88 9/23/10 2:39:03 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.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. 89 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 89 9/23/10 2:39:09 AM 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 90 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 90 9/23/10 2:39:17 AM 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. 91 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 91 9/23/10 2:39:23 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Nominating Agency/Individual: Mukdahan Provincial Agricultural Of ce 92 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 92 9/23/10 2:39:30 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 93 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 93 9/23/10 2:39:32 AM 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. 94 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 94 9/23/10 2:39:33 AM 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 95 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 95 9/23/10 2:39:39 AM 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: email@example.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. 96 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 96 9/23/10 2:39:46 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org Nominating Agency/Individual: Amnat Charoen Provincial Agriculture Of ce 97 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 97 9/23/10 2:39:53 AM 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. 98 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 98 9/23/10 2:39:58 AM 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.scppark.com Nominating Agency/Individual: Siam Cultural Park Wax Museum Company Limited 99 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 99 9/23/10 2:40:02 AM 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 100 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 100 9/23/10 2:40:08 AM 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: email@example.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 101 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 101 9/23/10 3:06:14 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.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 with exhibitions. 102 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 102 9/23/10 3:06:20 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.siamparkcity.com Nominating Agency/Individual: Siam Park City Company Limited 103 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 103 9/23/10 3:06:24 AM 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 104 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 104 9/23/10 3:06:30 AM 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 105 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 105 9/23/10 3:06:35 AM 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: email@example.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. 106 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 106 9/23/10 3:06:41 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.banyantree.com 107 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 107 9/23/10 3:06:46 AM 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 108 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 108 9/23/10 3:06:55 AM 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 eco-friendly basis. 109 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 109 9/23/10 3:07:01 AM 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: email@example.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 on, the environment. 110 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 110 9/23/10 3:07:07 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 111 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 111 9/23/10 3:07:13 AM 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Website: www.baanamphawa.com 112 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 112 9/23/10 3:07:19 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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 conservation of nature and the environment”. 113 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 113 9/23/10 3:07:24 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 114 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 114 9/23/10 3:07:33 AM 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 115 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 115 9/23/10 3:07:40 AM 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 116 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 116 9/23/10 3:07:46 AM 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 different types of beautiful coral reefs. 117 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 117 9/23/10 3:07:53 AM 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.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 Village. 118 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 118 9/23/10 3:07:56 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 119 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 119 9/23/10 3:07:57 AM 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 120 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 120 9/23/10 3:07:59 AM 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: email@example.com 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 community. 121 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 121 9/23/10 3:08:00 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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. 122 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 122 9/23/10 3:08:01 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 123 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 123 9/23/10 3:08:02 AM 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 124 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 124 9/23/10 3:08:03 AM 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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. 125 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 125 9/23/10 3:08:07 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 chef’s garden. 126 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 126 9/23/10 3:08:09 AM 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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. 127 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 127 9/23/10 3:08:12 AM 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 physicians. Health food and beverages are also available. 128 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 128 9/23/10 3:08:16 AM 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. 129 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 129 9/23/10 3:08:20 AM 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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. 130 Tourism Awards E im3.indd 130 9/23/10 3:08:24 AM
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