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Emirates reveals top 5 most visited destinations by Thais in 2018

Emirates, the world’s largest Dubai-based international airline unveils the top 5 most visited destinations by Thais in 2018.

With growth in travel opportunities and disposable income, it is no surprise that Thai outbound travel was on the rise in 2018 – with an estimate of more than 10 million Thais travelling overseas, according to the Thailand Outbound Travel Report 2018.

To keep up with the ever-changing global trend and consumer preference, let’s take a look at the top trending destinations visited by Thais via Emirates airline in 2018, in order of visitor numbers:

#1 Dubai

A glittering metropolis of wonder and contrast with startling feats of engineering such as the Burj Khalifa, the Palm islands, Burj Al Arab and The Dubai Mall. The city offers a multi-faceted appeal that extends to more than just its architecture – with attractions for individual travellers, couples and families. The city is electric with its vibrant buzz and energy that provides a perfect contrast to the tranquility of its desert retreats, golf courses, calm seas and beaches; together with historical sites such as the Al Fahidi Historical District. Thai visitors also enjoy the city for its shopping, from record-breaking malls packedwith designer names, to the traditional souks and vibrant markets. There is also the added allure of Michelin-starredrestaurants for gourmet culinary lovers – as well as scores of independent restaurants with authentic flavours to explore that adds up to the over-all contrast and appeal.

#2 Paris

One of the most romantic and highly visited cities on the planet, with over 27 million visitors each year. The captivating French capital is home to some of the most iconic attractions in the world, from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame and the Champs-Elysées. There is also the appeal of the iconic Louvre, where the legendary Mona Lisa is housed. Visitors from Thailand especially enjoy the city for its endless array of brand name shops, home of Coco Chanel and many world renowned brands – along with  a subculture of hip restaurants, cafes and galleries the lie beneath the surface of this beautiful city.

#3 Zurich

Switzerland’s biggest city – home to many of Switzerland’s music, arts and cultural highlights, including Schauspielhaus and the Opernhaus on Falkenstrasse 1, which regularly stages world-class operatic productions. The pedestrian-friendly city also offers a wealth of outdoor pursuits for much of the year, thus Thai visitors and locals alike can often be found on the enormous Lake Zürich or enjoying outdoor activities such as cycling and hiking in the summer,     or day skiing in the winter. The city is also known for its sparkling restaurant scene – with many world-class Michelin-starred restaurants.

#4 Moscow

The thrilling capital city of Russia situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of Europen Russia – known for its rich artistry, history, majesty and the iconic architecture in historic buildings such as the Saint Basil’s Cathedral with its colourful architectural style. Thai travellers especially enjoy the country for its beautiful surroundings and the world-renowned Matryoshka doll aka The Russian Nesting Doll that is a must-have to complete a true Russian visit.

#5 London

The dynamic city of unforgettable landmarks, including world-renowned names such as Buckingham Palace, Wembley Stadium, Big Ben, Regent’s Park, Camden Town, Notting Hill, the London Underground and the London Eye to name a few. Thai travellers often flock to London for its appeal of hidden gems in every corner that is complemented by varying styles of architecture from the classical beauty of St Paul’s Cathedral to the modern majesty of The Shard. London is also blessed with acres of green space, with Hyde Park and Regent’s Park – home to the world-famous London Zoo that offers a welcoming breather from the city.

Apart from the top 5 most visited destinations by Thais in 2018, Emirates also offers an array of flights that connect travellers to more than 150 destinations in 85 countries and territories. This includes 6 daily flights from Bangkok to Dubai and 14 weekly flights from Phuket to Dubai using a mix of the world’s biggest fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s that allow passengers to connect onwards to North America, Europe, South America, the Middle East and Africa via its world-class hub in Dubai. There is also the addition of direct flights from Bangkok to Hong Kong that adds to the over-all convenience – for the ultimate fly better experience.

Together with Emirates’ world-class services and amenities, passengers across all cabins will be entertained throughout every flight with the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment, ice – winner of the Skytrax award for World’s Best Inflight Entertainment for the 14th consecutive year that offers more than 3,500 channels of movies, TV shows, music and games. Passengers in all cabins can also share their travel experience on social media and stay connected throughout the flight, with pre-loaded 20MB of free Wi-Fi data.

So what are you waiting for? Embark on a new adventure with Emirates today, to welcome the new year of 2019. For more information and to book flight tickets, please visit www.emirates.com/th or visit your preferred travel agent.

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