TAT Governor Suraphon Svetasreni said the awards, held for the 9th time, will be presented to outstanding tourist destinations, accommodation, tourism promotional campaigns, travel programs and holistic tourism. He stated that the IT marketing excellence award will be a new category this year.
Mr Suraphon explained that the awards are like certificates of quality, adding that the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) also throws its supports behind the awards, given the TAT aims to honor tourism companies with great awareness of the environment and society.
Winners for this year must have outstanding achievements in promoting the community, environment, social responsibility and culture.
The winners will be announced on 27 September 2012, which coincides with World Tourism Day.
Interested entrepreneurs can apply from today until August 2012. They can find more information at www.tourismthailand.org/tourismawards.
Report by : NNT