3.2 Million Chinese Tourists Vote Two Chiang Mai Restaurants in Top Ten List

 | Wed 29 Jun 2016 07:15 ICT

CityNews – Two of Chiang Mai’s most popular restaurants, Mix Restaurant & Bar Chiang Mai and DK David’s Kitchen at 909, have made it to the top ten best tourist attractions for Chinese tourists in the “2016 People’s Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists” online vote attracting 3.2 Million voters, hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) this June.

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The official TAT news website states that “The “2016 People’s Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists” is aimed at getting vital feedback from Chinese visitors about the things they like most when visiting Thailand. Tourists can vote on Thai attractions in 17 categories including: destinations, tourist attractions, hotels (luxury, boutique, city and beach), airlines, restaurants, spas, medical, shopping areas, shopping malls, shows, festivals, food, fruit and golf.”

Votes were cast between June 7 to June 19 and the results were announced this week.

3.2 Million people voted in the online vote.

The two Chiang Mai restaurants listed were Mix Restaurant & Bar Chiang Mai, coming in 6th and DK David’s Kitchen at 909 coming in at 9th.

According to the TAT news website, In 2015, Thailand attracted a total of 7.9 million Chinese tourists and generated 376 million Baht in revenue for the Thai economy, representing an increase of 71.14 per cent and 87 per cent on 2014, respectively. Based on a survey conducted between January and June, 2015, about 55.73 per cent of Chinese visitors to Thailand are free-independent travellers (up 81.20 per cent year-on-year) and the remaining 44.27 per cent are group tourists. The Chinese tourists spent on average 46,363 Baht per person per trip. Their popular destinations in Thailand are Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Krabi.