Thai tourism chiefs honour operators for health-safety

Tourism Authority of Thailand names 160 winning companies for high achievement in protecting customers and staff from Covid by participating in Safety and Health Administration certificate

BUSINESSES in Thailand involved with the business events and tourism sectors have been recognised for achieving excellent safety and hygiene to prevent the spread of Covid-19 on their premises.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has announced 160 winners of the “The Best of SHA Awards 2021” along with 11 companies that achieved the top ranking in each of 10 categories.

The awards are based on the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) scheme which was launched last June to help ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff.

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“The initiative is to encourage business operators to continuously adhere to the SHA standard and maintain consistency in their safety and hygiene approaches,” Yuthasak Supasorn, Tourism Authority of Thailand governor.

The Best of SHA Awards 2021 is based on a “voice-of-customer” user satisfaction survey between June 10 to October 20. Some 132,256 users submitted feedback by completing a questionnaire on the SHA-certified products and services they experienced in terms of achieving SHA standards for convenience, cleanliness, safety, fairness, and environmental friendliness.

The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha – recreation and tourist attractions
2/ Kathi Baan Ahaan Thai and Khanom – restaurants and diners
3/ Royal Cliff Hotels Group – hotels and homestay
4/ Thai Air Asia – transport (air travel)
5/ Chic Car Rent – transport (land travel)
6/ Jampa Hom Tour and Travel – travel agencies
7/ Let’s Relax Onsen and Spa Thonglor – health and beauty
8/ Siam Paragon   department stores and shopping centres
9/ Alpine Golf Club – sports for tourism
10/ Aksra Theatre King Power – activity/meetings, theatre/entertainment
11/ Gourmet Market – MRT Ladprao – souvenir and other shops
A  list of the 160 winners is available here…

A ceremony was held to honour the category winners with awards jointly presented by Apichai Chatchalermkit, Tourism Authority of Thailand’s deputy governor of tourism products and business, and Thapanee Kiatphaiboon, the authority’s deputy governor for the domestic market.

Both the SHA and SHA Plus certifications are used to assess 10 types of businesses: restaurants and diners; hotels, accommodation and homestays; recreational activities and tourist attractions; transportation; travel agencies; health and beauty; department stores and shopping centres; sports for tourism; activities and meetings, theatres and entertainment, and souvenir shops and other stores.

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Some 42,191 tourism-related businesses have been certified with the Amazing Thailand SHA certificate as of March 7, with the top three being restaurants and dinners; hotels, accommodation and homestays, and transport.

Main picture: Siam Piwat, which operates Siam Centre, IconSiam and Siam Paragon among other properties was one of the businesses honoured

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