An American provider of business forecasts and personal finance advice has published its list of the “10 Cheapest Countries to Visit” – and Thailand comes in at number 4. The list, published by Kiplinger, awards Laos the top spot, with Turkey coming in second and Indonesia third.
According to the Kiplinger findings, daily expenses during a holiday in Thailand came to a total of US$52, with accommodation costing an average of $21 a night, and meals coming in at $14 a day. Average daily expenses in Laos came in at just $15, while they totalled $23 in Turkey, and $47 In Indonesia.
Kiplinger says that while airfares to the kingdom are high during this period, the savings made on other costs make up for it. The publication singled out Thailand’s beaches and temples, along with the culinary delights on offer at restaurants and street food stalls, saying such attractions are what make Thailand the most visited country in Southeast Asia.
Meanwhile, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has responded positively to the accolade, saying he’s pleased to see Thailand’s tourism offerings consistently rated highly on the international stage. The PM says tourism development is being undertaken with an eye on ensuring sustainable growth and that his government understands the significant importance of the travel industry.
Thailand recently picked up another accolade at Sweden’s Grand Travel Awards 2023, held in Stockholm. Following a poll of Swedish travellers and travel agents, Thailand was named “Best Tourist Country”.
SOURCE: National News Bureau of Thailand