Chiang Mai tourism stakeholders have stepped forward in a concerted effort to reiterate the city’s readiness both in terms of infrastructure and hospitality in welcoming all international tourists, especially Chinese travellers whose numbers have increased significantly over the last few years. The announcement was made during a joint press conference, held on 29 July 2016 at Chiang Mai Zoo, by Chiang Mai Province, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Royal Thai Police, Department of Transport, and the private sector represented by tourism-related associations.
Mr. Mongkol Suksai, Chiang Mai Vice Governor said, “Chiang Mai’s positioning as one of Thailand’s major tourist destinations is further strengthened annually. Chiang Mai has just been named the Top City in Asia as well as ranked second for the World’s Best Cities in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016 readers’ survey. In addition, Chiang Mai was voted the best destination among the 17 most favourites of the “2016 People’s Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists.” See more at: TATNewsroom