Top 5 destinations for Thai travelers right now, according to Airbnb

It’s time to take out your travel bags.

It’s been an extremely difficult year but hey, we made it in the middle of 2020. While some of us have had to cancel and postpone our trips, as the doors start to open, the idea of a future trip lifted our mood. Traveling overseas may not be an option right now and we still have restrictions on local travel, but surely we can get some air in some of the most beautiful local destinations in our own country.

With cleanliness and hygiene a priority in light of COVID-19, Thai travelers are turning more to private stays and private facilities. City dwellers also look for Airbnbs that offer amenities like kitchens, wireless internet, swimming pools, and pet-friendly places. While last year Japan and South Korea were the superstar in international searches, this year travelers are keeping themselves safe while traveling within the country.

As travel planning begins to move, Airbnb has dropped a few clues about planning future trips, analyzed through guest research and wishlists. From private villa sanctuaries to poolside breakfasts, here are the top trends we’ve spotted for local Thai travelers, with a big spotlight on domestic destinations within a 2-3 hour drive of Bangkok and near the coast.

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The list

Hua Hin

Who was at the top of the wishlist? Hua Hin. In fact, 8 in 10 are planning to visit this dream destination. A charming epitome of a quintessentially Thai retreat and lush natural haven, this is also the best place for wellness retreats.


The city that never sleeps (or at least temporarily because of the curfew) is a vibrant city that breathes life into each of its streets.


Between the vibrant nightlife and a two hour drive from Bangkok to the beaches.


The charming tropical island is a stunning seascape by the Andaman Sea. Quite the happy retirement you would want after days of self-quarantine. We don’t blame you.

Chiang Mai

Between misty mountains and colorful hill tribes lies this perfect paradise for city dwellers to get away from the hustle and bustle.

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