Thailand third in 'best country' survey
Thailand was ranked third on the "Best Countries in the World" list, while Bangkok ranked second on the "Best Big Cities in the World" list, according to Condé Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards 2022.
The US-based magazine conducted an online survey from April 1 through June 30 this year and found that the world's best countries people want to travel to were Portugal, followed by Japan and then Thailand.
Singapore was fourth, followed by India, Greece, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Italy and New Zealand in tenth position.
For Best Big Cities in the World, Singapore emerged top of the list followed by Bangkok, Tokyo, Mérida in Mexico, Quebec City, Cape Town, Mumbai, Cusco in Peru, Istanbul and Montreal. Spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said yesterday that the government was pleased with the results.
He said many attractions in Thailand, such as islands, hotels, and spas also won top spots in the Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2022.
For the Top 10 Best Islands in Asia, three Thai islands were on the list. Top of the list was Boracay in the Philippines, followed by Bali, Koh Samui, Langkawi, Phuket, Phú Quốc in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Palawan in the Philippines, Okinawa & Ryuku Islands in Japan with tenth on the list being the Phi Phi Islands.
The list of "Best Resorts in the World" saw Rosewood Phuket named 11th.
For the list of "Best Hotels in the World," two Thailand properties featured among a total of 50 hotels. They were The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok (20th) and Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok (48th).
Chiva-Som in Hua Hin was named number one on the list of "Best Destination Spas in the World", and Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa on Koh Samui came fourth on the list.
Mr Anucha expressed gratitude to every related agency for endorsing Thailand on the lists.