On 14 September, 2018, representatives from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) were on hand to receive the prestigious PATA Gold Awards 2018 at the awards ceremony held in Langkawi, Malaysia during PATA Travel Mart 2018.
Thailand received altogether six awards, with the TAT winning one Grand Award and three Gold Awards as announced on the TAT Newsroom on 23 July, see: Thailand wins six PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2018.
PATA Grand Awards 2018 Winner – Education and Training:
TAT’s King’s Wisdom for Sustainable Tourism project
Miss Thapanee Kiatphaibool, TAT Director of Office of the Governor (centre), received the award from Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, PATA Secretary and Treasurer (left), and Dr. Chris Bottrill, PATA Chairperson (right).
PATA Gold Awards 2018 Winner – Marketing – Primary Government Destination:
TAT “Amazing Green Thailand: A’maze 2017” initiative
PATA Gold Awards 2018 Winner – Culture:
TAT’s Online Campaign 2017 “6Senses of Local Experience in Thailand”
PATA Gold Awards 2018 Winner – Travel Journalism – Travel Photograph
TAT’s “Cruising through the Cave” photo
Mr. Nattapoj Ponleemongkol, TAT officer (centre), received the award from Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, PATA Secretary and Treasurer (left), and Dr. Mario Hardy, PATA Chief Executive Officer (right).
After the awards ceremony, TAT’s representatives joined a group photo session with PATA’s executives.