Thailand Ranked 6th Globally in Telegraph’s Must-Visit Destinations


In the latest rankings based on Airbnb platform data, Thailand has emerged as the number one winter destination for Chinese tourists during the winter season (December 2023 – February 2024).

It also secured a place among the top 20 most sought-after destinations in Thailand, as evidenced by the search activities of Chinese guests on the Airbnb platform. Furthermore, The Telegraph, a leading UK media outlet, has positioned Thailand at the 6th spot among the ” The 20 places you must visit in 2024,” establishing it as the sole Asian country within the top 10.

According to Airbnb platform data, Thailand warmly welcomed over 3.5 million Chinese tourists in the year 2024, solidifying its position as the top international destination searched by Chinese travelers during the winter. Additionally, five Thai cities have been recognized among the top 20 most-searched destinations by Chinese guests on the Airbnb platform during the winter season. Notable cities include Phuket (ranked 1st), Bangkok (ranked 2nd), Chiang Mai (ranked 7th), Koh Samui (ranked 10th), and Pattaya (ranked 12th).

Moreover, The Telegraph’s prestigious ranking of ” The 20 places you must visit in 2024″ places Thailand at the 6th position, making it the only Asian country within the top 10. The complete list includes:

1. Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

2. Bad Ischl and the Salzkammergut, Austria

3. Norwegian slopes, Scandinavia

4. Okavango Delta, Botswana

5. Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

6. Thailand, Southeast Asia

7. Exmoor, England

8. Stirling, Scotland

9. Paris, France

10. Kea, Greece

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.