Thailand Fan of the Month campaign – get involved!

Sunset at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Ayutthaya. Photo credit: ©Tourism Authority of Thailand.

It’s official – people love Thailand!

How do we know? Well, around 850,000 people from the British Isles visit Thailand each year, attracted by the gorgeous beaches, laid-back islands, exotic jungle scenery, unique culture, friendly (and smiley!) Thai people, irresistible food, and fantastic value for money.

Another measure of Thailand’s popularity as a major holiday destination is the response we get on our Facebook page – Thailand Fan Club: UK & Ireland.  Whenever we ask our fans for advice, tips, photos and recommendations on what to do and see in Thailand we’re often amazed at how many people respond – and with great advice, too.

In January 2013, our Facebook page had around 13,500 fans. One year on, in January 2014, the total number of Facebook fans stands at just over 32,500. This growing fanbase represents an extraordinary resource about travelling around Thailand. Many of our fans have travelled to Thailand over several years and have really in-depth knowledge to share.

We’ve been bowled over by how many fans are eager to share their Thailand experiences when we ask them to! This can be incredibly useful to those fans who are planning their first trip to Thailand. There’s nothing better than getting a reliable, first-hand recommendation on somewhere to stay, and what to do when you get to your destination. People want to make the most of every day they have on holiday and our fans can help them achieve this.

That’s why we’ve decided to run a Fan of the Month campaign on our Facebook page – to encourage even more sharing of Thailand information and stories.

We know that Thailand fans are happy to freely give their opinions and advice but we’d like to recognise those fans that go the extra mile in commenting and sharing their ideas, photos and knowledge on our Facebook posts. We’ll choose a fan who has been extra active over the course of a month.

As well as receiving a giveaway prize (for instance Thai Taste Meal Kits, bottle of Monsoon Valley Wine, or some other Thai-inspired gift) we would like to feature each Fan of the Month on this blog. We’ll conduct a quick “60 seconds with…” interview and publish this with a photo. In this way we can build a gallery of fans who people can go to for good information about travelling around Thailand.

In addition, we’ll be on the look out for some gorgeous photos of Thailand that we can feature as our Facebook Page cover shot. So remember to share your photos with us.

Sound like a plan? Then let us know what you think on our Facebook page!

Remember, you can become a Fan of the Month by:

  • Watching out for posts that ask for tips & recommendations about destinations in Thailand on our Facebook page – Thailand Fan Club: UK & Ireland
  • Sharing your photos & videos taken in Thailand
  • Sharing your stories on the Thailand Reunited app on our Facebook
  • Commenting on & sharing our Facebook posts & pictures
  • Participating in our competitions and giveaways.

We look forward to hearing all your stories, and seeing your holiday photos…