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Airbnb Reports Surge In Searches Since The Country’s Reopening

Published: November 4, 2021 at 3:40 pm

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Airbnb reported an increase in searches for Thailand accommodations after the country’s reopening to inoculated travelers from 63 low-risk countries.  Over the next 6 months, searches for Thai rental properties will double, with villas being the most popular.

While Phuket, Bangkok, Koh Samui, Pattaya, and Chiang Mai are among the most searched tourist destinations, other resorts near  Bangkok are also becoming popular. Airbnb reported an 80% spike in property searches in Phetchaburi for the next 6 months during the third week of October. The number of searches for choices in Pattaya and Hua Hin has climbed by 40%.

The majority of those searches are coming from Europe and North America, hoping to avoid winter.

Bangkok Post reported that the United States, Russia, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Sweden, and Switzerland are the top ten countries seeking accommodation in Thailand.  Australian searches also increased last month after the announcement of a partial reopening of Thailand’s borders in November. On the other hand, Russia has yet to be included in Thailand’s list of low-risk countries eligible for reduced quarantine.

According to Airbnb’s Amanpreet Bajaj, Thailand’s move to reduce quarantine restrictions for 63 countries has resulted in a significant increase in demand.

“As Thailand officially re-opens for quarantine-free international travel, we’re seeing incredibly strong demand among international travelers to visit the country with Airbnb. A significant number of our guests are searching for long-term stays, which is no wonder as Thailand is a top workcation destination and Airbnb stays provide a unique getaway with top-notch remote work amenities.”

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SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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