Pattaya Named as Top Choice for Thai Family Vacations by Agoda Survey

Pattaya —

Thailand’s seaside resort city of Pattaya has been recognized as the top choice for Thai families when it comes to holiday destinations, according to a survey conducted by Agoda.

The famous online travel agency that specializes in providing booking services for hotels, resorts, apartments, and other types of accommodations around the world, Agoda, says that Pattaya is the number one holiday destination for Thai “families,” followed by Hua Hin /Cha-am in second place and Phuket in third place.

These rankings are based on data from Thai travelers’ accommodation searches during the early part of last year, according to Agoda.

The reason that Pattaya is the top pick is because Thai families mostly desire to relax and spend quality time together in the coastal town, Peeraphon Sa-nga-muang, director of Agoda Thailand says.

The complete list of the top 10 domestic destinations sought after by Thai family travelers are as follows:

  1. Pattaya
  2. Hua Hin / Cha-am
  3. Phuket
  4. Bangkok
  5. Chiang Mai
  6. Chonburi
  7. Khao Yai
  8. Krabi
  9. Rayong
  10. Koh Samet

Moreover, another survey by Agoda, which gathered responses from 14,000 travelers, showed that the top 3 activities that Thai people choose to do when traveling with their families are:

  • visiting important landmarks in the province
  • drinking coffee while enjoying the beach atmosphere
  • having fun with amusement park or water park rides

Meanwhile, the top 10 most popular international destinations searched by Thai tourists are:

  1. Tokyo
  2. Singapore
  3. Hong Kong
  4. Osaka
  5. Kawaguchiko
  6. Seoul
  7. Taipei
  8. Fukuoka
  9. Sapporo
  10. Kyoto


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.