Positive signs of Thailand’s tourism recovery with over 180% increase in international guest searches for stays in the country

Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Samui are the most popular destinations in Thailand among international and domestic customers.

Bangkok, Thailand – As travel restrictions continue to ease, international travelers are increasingly looking to visit Thailand, according to a new publication. Airbnb The data. Travelers are also eager to stay longer and explore more places than ever before, part of a travel revolution that is creating more economic opportunities for locals.

Since the country eased all travel restrictions, there has been incredible excitement among international travelers wanting to visit Thailand. International guest searches for Airbnb stays in Thailand increased more than 180% year-over-year from Q1 2021 to Q1 2022, suggesting the travel industry is once again driving the economic recovery from the country. Thailand is also uniquely positioned to capitalize on the Live Anywhere remote work trend and the rise of digital nomads, as long-term stays on Airbnb emerge as a popular choice for guests.

Airbnb the data also revealed that travelers are eager to travel to both familiar and lesser-known destinations. Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Samui have become Thailand’s most popular destinations among international and domestic customers. Travelers are also exploring unexplored destinations such as Ko Lanta, Trat, Pai and Cha-am, resulting in an incredible opportunity for those considering accommodation in off-the-beaten-track destinations that have traditionally missed out on the benefits of tourism. . International travelers from the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Germany are leading searches for travel to Thailand.

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Amanpreet BajajAirbnb’s Managing Director for Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan, said: “It’s encouraging to see Airbnb guests around the world looking to revisit Thailand – as well as explore it for the first time – which bodes well for the industry’s ongoing recovery and for our local community in Thailand. The blurred lines between travel and life have also led many travelers to continue to embrace their new found flexibility, jumping at the chance to base themselves amid Thailand’s scenic destinations – both favorites and some uncharted parts of the country – seeking to live and work remotely. We are excited to be working with the Tourism Authority of Thailand on a series of initiatives that will showcase Thailand to the world and attract more remote workers. We remain committed to work with local hosts across the country, as well as the Thai government, to help ensure that local communities can enjoy the revolution in u travel.

The platform upgrades and innovations that Airbnb has unveiled over the past year have made it easier than ever for people across Thailand to become hosts and share in the benefits of this tourism dispersion. . Additionally, new search tools such as I’m Flexible, which has been used more than two billion times since May 2021, as well as the new Categories and Split Stays features, also encourage guests to explore new destinations. which further extends the benefits. tourism and putting money back into local pockets.

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