Despite Songkran, one of the biggest travel periods of the year, just wrapping up, many Thais are still taking advantage of the upcoming Labor Day (1 May) to travel, according to global online booking platform Agoda. While Tokyo takes the top spot, Thai destinations dominate the top five escapes, as many travelers head to the beach for the long weekend.
The cosmopolitan city of Bangkok is the most popular local hot spot at #2, while Pattaya (#3), Hua Hin (#4), Phuket (#5) and Chiang Mai (#9) provide the perfect relaxing short haul domestic getaway.
Many Thais have chosen to take off days surrounding Labor Day to travel further afield, with tourists flocking to Tokyo (#1) and Osaka (#7) to soak up the festivities surrounding Japan’s Golden Week. These include food festivals, traditional matsuri (Japanese festivals) and outdoor music events, there is no shortage of seasonal activities to enjoy.
The top ten Thai traveler destinations for Labor Day (1 May):
|4||Hua Hin, Thailand|
|6||Seoul, South Korea|
|9||Chiang Mai, Thailand|
Top ten destinations for Thai travelers
Ready to embark on your own Labor Day adventure? Check out these Agoda homestays, hotels and hostels for some inspiration:
Tokyo, Japan: Citan Hostel
This trendy hostel encompasses modern and minimalist design elements. Well-positioned in Tokyo Station and only 1.0 km from the city center, Citan Hostel is the ideal basecamp for exploring the city’s main attractions.
Book here: https://www.agoda.com/citan-hostel/hotel/tokyo-jp.html
Bangkok, Thailand: The Posh Phayathai
For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Bangkok, Poshtel is the perfect choice. Less than 90 m from public transportation, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the cosmopolitan city has to offer.
Book here: https://www.agoda.com/the-posh-phayathai/hotel/bangkok-th.html
Pattaya, Thailand: Ruenthip Residence
This Agoda Home is ideal for travelers who want a bright and quirky basecamp for exploring Pattaya. The serviced apartment lies 2.4 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities.
Book here: https://www.agoda.com/ruenthip-residence-pattaya/hotel/pattaya-th.html
Hua Hin, Thailand: Anantara Resort
Anantara Resort is modeled after ancient Thai villages. The property has two infinity-edged, beachfront pools and only 7 km from the city’s famed night market. Accommodation includes 12 deluxe suites and a variety of lagoons.
Book here: https://www.agoda.com/anantara-hua-hin-resort/hotel/hua-hin-cha-am-th.html
Phuket, Thailand: Surin Sabai Apartment
Situated in Surin and only 13 km from the airport, this Agoda Home is the perfect place for a long-weekend break in Phuket. Popular beaches such as Surin Beach, Laem Singh Beach, and Bangtao Beach are all within close reach.
Book here: https://www.agoda.com/surin-sabai_2/hotel/phuket-th.html