Agoda data shows Thailand tops the world as the most searched destination since borders reopened

  • Over 500% increase in searches for Thailand from Jan 2022 to finish March 2022
  • The top three inbound travelers from Japan, United States and Singapore
  • Agoda integrates with the Thailand Pass app to help streamline the booking process

BANGKOK, March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to research data from Agoda, Thailand topping the global charts as the most searched travel destination over the next six months. Since last year, the country has seen a steady increase in international visitor traffic, with Agoda search data reflecting a 500% spike in interest in the first quarter of the new year to date.

Japan (#1), United States (#2) and Singapore (#3) are the markets most eager to return to Thailand following local government efforts to revitalize international tourism with initiatives such as Thailand Pass and the Sandbox program. European markets follow closely with UK (#4), France (#5) and Switzerland (#6), while other departure cities in South Korea (#7), Maldives (#8), Philippines (#9) and Indonesia (#10), round up the first ten.

To address this anticipated influx of travellers, Agoda has worked with Finema, the technology company responsible for developing the Thailand Pass on behalf of the Department of Consular Affairs (under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), in a joint effort with the Department of Disease Control (under Ministry of Public Health), Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the DGA (Digital Development Agency). This collaboration aims to help automate reservation data uploads and speed up the Thailand Pass application process and reduce margins of error or delays.

“While the government has gone to great lengths to help streamline the booking experience for travelers preparing to return there, with Test & Go, Sandbox and Thailand Pass, it can be daunting and cumbersome for international travelers to follow these requirements, which is why Agoda has worked on seamlessly integrating its booking data with the Thailand Pass platform to help travelers automatically upload booking details, reducing the margin for human error. .“, noted Damien Pfirschcommercial director of Agoda.

Agoda is offered as a checkbox on the Thailand Pass Application Page. Once a user enters their booking ID, the system immediately extracts all the necessary data and automatically fills out the request form. Customers will receive instant booking validation and clear instructions on next steps, which will help speed up the review process.

“At Agoda, we want to make the travel experience for customers as easy as possible. We understand that the new world of travel is going to come with its own set of challenges and we want to help make it easier through our technology expertise. With this partnership, and many others we are working on in the region, we hope to help our customers on their travels before departure,added Pfirsch.

Travelers from all over the world are more excited than ever to unwind at all-time favorite beach destinations like phuket, Koh Samui, Pattaya, Krabi; explore the hill tribes of the north and hike in paradise Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pa; or simply dive into the great street food and endless shopping experience that the beloved capital of bangkok has to offer.

Travelers looking for more details and additional travel information Thailandcan find relevant hotel packages at discounted rates and information through the Agoda platform here, https://www.agoda.com/thailandreopens.

Notes to Editor:

Agoda Top 10 Inbound Searches 2022 (March 1 – September 30)

  1. Japan
  2. United States
  3. Singapore
  4. UK
  5. France
  6. Switzerland
  7. South Korea
  8. Maldives
  9. Philippines
  10. Indonesia

Top 10 nationalities that have traveled to TH since reopening (2021)

  1. United States
  2. Germany
  3. UK
  4. Russia
  5. France
  6. Sweden
  7. Israel
  8. South Korea
  9. Australia
  10. Switzerland

*Data extracted from the TH Pass platform

About the Thailand Pass

As part of the Thailand Pass application process, travelers are required to provide accommodation information to verify that their reservation follows. Thailand entry requirements. This includes sharing booking ID, property name and location, arrival/departure dates and voucher details. Once submitted, there is a manual process to verify all booking information against the booking provider (like Agoda or any other hotel). As the number of travelers increases, there is a need to reduce the manual workload of government agencies and travelers.

About Agoda

From its beginnings as an e-commerce start-up based in Singapore in 2005, digital travel platformagodahas grown to offer a global network of over 2.5 million properties in over 200 countries and territories around the world, providing travelers with easy access to a wide selection of hotels, apartments, homes and luxury and budget villas, for all budgets and travel occasions. In 2019, Agoda added a flight product and packages to make travel even easier. Based at Singapore, Agoda is part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG) and employs more than 4,000 people in 30 countries. Agoda.com and the Agoda mobile app are available in 39 languages.

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SOURCEAgoda