Thailand Achieves Top Honors in Travel and Leisure Awards


Travel + Leisure, a leading travel and lifestyle magazine, has awarded Thailand the Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2024.

Koh Samui was named the Best Island in Asia Pacific, and Samui Airport ranked fourth among the best airports. Additionally, Bangkok was awarded the Best City in Asia Pacific. These recognitions highlight Thailand’s potential in the tourism sector, showcasing its beauty and the convenience offered to travelers.

The awards were based on votes from Travel + Leisure readers between January and March 2024. The magazine emphasized Koh Samui’s charm, noting its small bungalows, fishing villages, and stunning natural scenery, which make it one of the most visited destinations in Thailand.

Chai Wacharonke, Government Spokesperson, announced that Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin prioritizes the development of Thailand’s tourist destinations to make the country a global tourism hub.

The spokesperson noted that these achievements reflect the Thai tourism industry’s capability to provide exceptional experiences for tourists, enhancing the country’s status as a premier global destination.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for five years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.