Conde Nast Traveler readers vote Thailand 3rd best country

Globetrotters cannot get enough of Thailand. Readers of Conde Nast Traveler have voted Thailand number three in its “Top Countries in the World” list and Bangkok number four in its “Best Cities in the World”, the publication said earlier this month.

In addition, several Thai islands and hotels in the Kingdom finished in the top rankings in their respective categories in Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2022. Traveler is a luxury and lifestyle travel magazine with 16 million digital readers and that has won 25 National Magazine Awards.

The results are irrefutable proof that tourists and business travelers still hold the Kingdom in high regard, despite some public health measures to curb travel during the global pandemic in the past few years. As all travel restrictions to Thailand have now been lifted, a rebound in tourism is gaining strength. Tourism officials are predicting that Thailand will have 10 million visitors this year.

Thailand trailed only Portugal and Japan in the top countries list that was dominated by European destinations. The Kingdom scored 90.46, edging out Singapore which came in fourth. Forty-eight countries were on the list.

The capital Bangkok took fourth place in the best cities list, topped by San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. This time Singapore finished ahead of the Kingdom in second place.

Thailand is known worldwide for its collection of spectacular tropical islands, and three of them were voted onto the ‘Top Islands” list: Ko Samui came in third, Phuket fifth, and Phi-Phi Island was tenth.

The health and wellness industries are a priority in Thailand, and so it was rewarding that a famous spa in Hua Hin was voted the best spa destination in the world, while another spa on Ko Samui finished in the number-four spot.

Thai properties took two spots on the list of “The Best Hotels in the World”: The Athenee Hotel in Bangkok in 20th place and the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in the 48th place.

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