Prime Minister and Defense Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha was delighted with the news that Agoda, an online travel agency and metasearch engine, released that Bangkok is one of the top destinations to travel and celebrate this Chinese New Year, said the government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana.
He thanked the concerned authorities and all Thai people for their cooperation in enhancing the country’s image and being good hosts, which has led to Thailand’s increasing popularity among tourists worldwide.
According to Agoda, Asia, metropolitan cities and capital cities as top destinations for the 2022 Chinese New Year are Shanghai (#1 China), Tokyo (#1 Japan), Kuala Lumpur (#1 Malaysia), Manila (#1 Philippines), Bangkok (#1 Thailand ). In other markets, classic resort destinations are travelers’ top picks, including Bali (#1 Indonesia), Jeju Island (#1 Korea), Taichung (#Taiwan), Phu Quoc Island (#1 Vietnam).
Agoda has also revealed Thailand’s eight most popular destinations by market for the 2022 Chinese New Year: 1) Bangkok; 2) Chiang Mai; 3) Khao Yai; 4) Phuket; 5) Hua Hin/Cha-am; 6) Krabi; 7) Pattaya; and 8) Chiang Rai. The first 4 ranks remain the same as last year.
The government spokesman stressed that such success is the government’s constant and fruitful effort to promote the Thai tourism industry by implementing related policies in line with the changing global situation.
Resumption of the TEST&GO program from February 1, 2022 would revitalize tourism activities in the country, generate revenue for all concerned and help the national economy recover.
Nevertheless, public health safety and public confidence remain the government’s priority. The Prime Minister ordered all agencies to continue to tighten public health measures and called on the public to continue to comply with the measures and the COVID-free institution for their safety and relaxed travel. (TNA)