Loy Krathong travel surges, with Bangkok and Chiang Mai top picks for global tourists
Thailand is the #1 most searched destination for China guests on Airbnb this upcoming winter, with searches up 88 Percent for travel between November to February
The latest data from Airbnb reveals that Thailand's tourism recovery is gathering pace as interest to travel during Loy Krathong and the end-of-year holidays is up. Searches for Airbnb stays in Thailand amongst international guests during Loy Krathong have risen by 17 %.
Based on Airbnb booking data, Bangkok is the #1 most visited destination in Thailand this Loy Krathong followed by Chiang Mai, with Thai beach destinations also popular amongst international guests. The most booked destinations in Thailand during Loy Krathong 2023 are :
Loy Krathong traditionally kickstarts Thailand's end-of-year peak travel season, and Airbnb data shows a significant travel surge - Airbnb has seen an approximately 88 % spike in searches by Chinese travellers from November to December. Thailand is the #1 most searched destination for Chinese guests on Airbnb ahead of the upcoming winter holidays, and Phuket and Bangkok are the two top most searched cities by Chinese guests.
Australians are also looking to escape the winter, and Thailand is on their radar as searches amongst Airbnb guests in Australia for travel to Thailand in the last two months of 2023 increased by almost 16 %.
"Thailand's international appeal remains strong with travellers from all around the world keen to experience the country's world-famous hospitality, cuisine and cultural highlights," said Amanpreet Bajaj, Airbnb's General Manager for Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
"Airbnb has seen a more than 30 Percent growth in nights booked in Thailand this year over last and seeing the volume of Airbnb guest searches for stays in Thailand during the end of 2023 holiday period, Thailand looks set for a bumper festive season."