➤Thailand is the world’s ‘Best Country for People’ by readers of Conde Nast Traveller UK in the 2018 Readers’ Travel Awards.
➤Thailand is also voted # 3rd in the Best Country category behind winner Italy and runner-up Greece.
➤The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok and Six Senses Yao Noi in Phang Nga were voted # 4th and 5th in the Best Asia & the Indian Subcontinent Hotel category. The resort island of Samui, is # 9th on the top 20 list of the world’s Best Islands.
Thailand #4 in Adventure Rankings USNews Best Countries: Adventure #27 in Best Countries Each visitor spends $1,530 on tourism during a trip to Thailand.
No Change in Rank from 2017
Thailand, which translates to “land of the free,” is the only Southeast Asian nation that did not encounter European colonization. Located just above the equator, the nation is wedged into the Indochina peninsula with neighbors Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia and has an arm that extends out to Malaysia.