October 7, 2022

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Agoda: Thai Travelers get beach ready for May Holiday Travel as old favorites Pattaya and Hua Hin top the domestic search rankings

Thailand also tops SE Asia Markets International destinations.

Bangkok, Thailand – After two years of travel restrictions, domestic travel still dominates the top ten destinations for Thailand’s Labor Day and Vesak holidays, just as it did for this year’s Songkran break, according to Agoda. Local favorite beach destinations Pattaya and Hua Hin take the top two spots, while Bangkok – which took third spot for Songkran – has been nudged into fourth spot by Phuket for the May vacations.

International

Domestic

May
30.04.22 – 8.05.22

May
30.04.22 – 8.05.22

Thailand

Pattaya

Singapore

Hua Hin

South Korea

Phuket

Japan

Bangkok

United States

Khao Yai

United Kingdom

Chiang Mai

France

Krabi

Switzerland

Kanchanaburi

Vietnam

Chonburi

Maldives

Koh Chang

Singapore takes the top spot for Thai’s international travel destinations Agoda data shows, while South Korea jumped from sixth to third most searched destination for the May Holiday as less restrictive quarantine and testing procedures were announced. Other markets reducing travel restriction and quarantine fare well in the rankings as Thai’s search to re explore the world. Long haul destinations including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland, all appear in the top ten for the May long weekends.
 
Mr. John Brown, Chief Executive Officer at Agoda, stated, “Domestic travel continues its popularity, but with limitations relaxing for travelers across the region, we also see Thais embrace the opportunity to re-explore their neighboring nations in Asia and beyond. Places like Singapore, South Korea, and Europe with fewer COVID-19 entry restrictions are particularly popular, and more markets across Asia, including Thailand, are following suit.   Competition to attract tourists will intensify once more as cases decline and vaccination rates increase. Who wins will be determined by who can strike a balance between public safety and the ease of entry that travelers desire.”

Thailand tops the inbound destination lists

As many markets across the Asia Pacific region also celebrate festivities and long weekends in May, Agoda’s data shows Thailand as the most popular destination.  Search data shows Thailand leading the pack for travellers from Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, and the Philippines with only Indonesians not having Thailand in the top three destinations.

Top International Destinations for May travel

Malaysia

Singapore

Indonesia

Philippines

Thailand

Korea

Thailand

Thailand

Singapore

Singapore

Thailand

Thailand

Singapore

Singapore

United States

United States

Singapore

United States

United Kingdom

Indonesia

Malaysia

Thailand

South Korea

Vietnam