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Global Rankings Highlight Thailand as Premier Travel Destination

Published: July 2, 2024 at 8:56 pm

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Thailand has been distinguished across multiple global ranking surveys in the first half of 2024, cementing its status as a leading travel destination. According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the country has received accolades in categories ranging from top cities and islands to culinary delights, airports, and airlines.

These surveys underscore Thailand’s diverse travel offerings and the high quality of its products and services. The TAT highlighted the significance of Thai hospitality in enhancing the country’s international image.


Noteworthy Rankings:


CEOWORLD: World’s Best Countries to Visit in Your Lifetime 2024

* Thailand: Topping the list of must-visit countries, Thailand’s rich cultural heritage, diverse landscapes, and friendly locals make it a top choice for travelers worldwide.

Beachatlas: Golden Beach Award 2024

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Maya Bay

* Maya Bay: Ranked as the 5th best beach, Maya Bay is renowned for its crystal-clear waters, stunning limestone cliffs, and picturesque scenery, made famous by the movie “The Beach.”

Agoda’s Ranking Survey

* Top Destination for Japanese Travelers: Thailand was named the 2nd most popular destination for Japanese travelers during Golden Week, highlighting its appeal for short-term vacations.

* Khao Lak: Recognized as a top destination for slow travel, Khao Lak offers a serene and relaxing environment, ideal for those looking to unwind and connect with nature.


World of Statistics: 100 Best Dishes in the World

* Pad Kaprao: Ranked 3rd, this flavorful stir-fried basil dish is a staple of Thai street food, beloved for its aromatic herbs and spicy kick.

* Khao Soi: Placed 6th, Khao Soi is a Northern Thai curry noodle soup known for its rich and creamy coconut broth.

* Phanaeng Curry: Ranked 10th, this thick and savory curry is celebrated for its bold flavors and tender meat.


Tasteatlas Ranking Survey

massaman curry
Massaman Curry

* Mango Sticky Rice: Named the 2nd best rice pudding, this popular Thai dessert combines sweet mangoes with sticky rice and coconut milk.

* Phanaeng and Massaman Curries: Ranked 1st and 8th best stews, respectively, these curries are lauded for their complex flavors and aromatic spices.


Enjoytravel.com: 20 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the World

beach in koh chang thailand
Koh Chang

* Koh Chang: Named the best honeymoon destination, Koh Chang offers romantic getaways with its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and intimate resorts.


Travel + Leisure: Luxury Awards Asia Pacific

* Bangkok: Topping the list of best cities, Bangkok is renowned for its luxury hotels, fine dining, and upscale shopping experiences.

* Koh Samui, Phuket, and Koh Phi Phi: Ranked 1st, 5th, and 9th best islands, respectively, these islands are famous for their stunning natural beauty, exclusive resorts, and vibrant nightlife.


Time Out Magazine’s Ranking Survey

* Bangkok: Named the 6th best city for food, Bangkok offers an unparalleled culinary scene, from street food to fine dining.

* Ban Tad Thong Road: Listed as the 14th coolest street, this area is known for its trendy cafes, unique boutiques, and lively atmosphere.


United Nations: World Happiness Report 2024

* Thailand: Thailand has advanced to the 45th position among countries where youth may find happiness, thanks to its warm climate, affordable cost of living, and welcoming community, enhancing overall quality of life. This ranking is notably higher than its 61st place on the UN’s World Happiness Report in 2022, reflecting positive strides in the nation’s appeal to younger residents.


Skytrax Ranking Survey

* Don Mueang International Airport: Ranked the 10th best low-cost airline terminal, Don Mueang is recognized for its efficiency and budget-friendly options.

* Bangkok Airways and THAI:
Listed as the 27th and 33rd best airlines, respectively, both airlines are praised for their excellent service, comfort, and reliability.

These recognitions reaffirm Thailand’s appeal as a premier destination, offering a rich array of experiences that cater to diverse traveler interests and preferences.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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