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Thailand tops Airbnb selection for Chinese tourists, Phuket most popular destination

The accommodation booking site Airbnb says Thailand was the most popular destination with Chinese tourists during the current winter season (December 2023 to February 2024.)

In second place was Japan, followed by New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Malaysia, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Norway and South Korea. In addition, five Thai destinations made it onto Airbnb’s list of the 20 most searched locations in the world by Chinese tourists. Phuket took the top spot, followed by Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and Pattaya.

The British newspaper The Telegraph, also Thailand in 6th place on a list of 20 “must visit” destinations in 2024. It was the only Asian country on the list.

The Bangkok Post reports that Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada took the top spot on the Telegraph’s list, followed by Bad Ischl and the Salzkammergut in Austria, the Norwegian ski slopes, Okavango Delta in Botswana, the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland, Thailand, Exmoor in England, Stirling in Scotland, Paris, and Kea in Greece.

PM Srettha Thavisin welcomed the news, praising tourism bodies and other relevant agencies for putting Thailand back on the tourism map. He says this shows that people have confidence in Thailand’s tourism sector, in line with the government’s aim to restore the industry and make Thailand a world-class holiday destination.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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