Chinese tourists thoroughly enjoyed the 2018 Phuket Tasty Fest held in Phuket Saturday and Sunday and organized by the Tourism of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office, Phuket province and Phuket City Municipality. （Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn）
The theme of the event was "A Pair of Chopsticks to Eat all over the Island", to increase "Green Season" tourism and to establish a new image of Phuket. Phuket is Thailand's first of 18 creative food cities in the world listed by UNESCO.
A variety of delicacies at the food festival attracted visitors from all over China. He Yonggang, a tourist from Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, has visited Phuket many times, but this was his first Phuket Tasty Fest. He told a China Daily reporter he enjoyed tasting so much Thai food and it was very novel. （Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn）
At the event, there are Thai chefs who produce Thai food on the spot. Visitors can taste it for free and vote for the dish they like and the chef they like. He Yonggang said that every time one comes to Phuket, there will be a new experience, which is why Phuket has become one of the most popular tourist destinations for Chinese people.
Thailand's natural environment, history and culture, high-quality services and convenient transportation attract thousands of Chinese tourists every year. （Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn）
To further promote quality tourism, the National Tourism Committee of Thailand launched a brand new brand image campaign, “Open to the New Shades with THAI” for the Chinese market. This brand explains how to enjoy the culture, scenery, food, happiness, fashion, and other aspects of tourism in Thailand, and fully demonstrates the charm of this favorite tourist destination in Thailand.