Airbnb, the global end-to-end travel platform, wants to help families come together and experience Thailand’s unique hospitality throughout the year by rediscovering the different “personalities” of various cities.
With Thailand’s tourism continuing to grow rapidly and making up 20% of the country’s GDP, there’s never been a better time to become a traveller in your own backyard. This is aligned with the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) promotion of 55 secondary provinces and Thailand as a family destination for both domestic and international tourists.
Rediscovering Thailand and the Different “Personalities”
Thailand is a destination that never fails to surprise and delight: top destinations for Airbnb guests this year include Bangkok for its dizzying and magical city scape, Chiang Mai for its luscious greenery and cultural richness, Saraburi for its understated scenery and adventure, and Phuket for its design-driven architectural villas and relaxing hospitality.
Mike Orgill, General Manager of Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan says, “We are reimagining local travel by inspiring a connection between Thai hosts and local travellers looking to rediscover their backyard throughout the year. “
Orgill continues, “Major events like Songkran also bring huge economic benefits to locals and small business owners. 75% of Airbnb homes are typically outside of tourist hotspots, allowing the tourism dollars to be felt by local Airbnb hosts that open their homes, and also the local shops that surround these Airbnb homes.”
All through the year, local Airbnb Homes and Experiences hosts enjoy sharing the Homes and Experiences for locals to rediscover their own country, including unlocking local neighbourhoods
A hip area of Bangkok, the sois of Ari are home to many hidden treasures and experiences.
This 5-bedroom designer loft house www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/21478284 is popular with international visitors to Thailand. There are many local street food and massage places nearby and guests can immerse themselves in the local life, meeting many local people and seeing a different side of Bangkok, all the while being such a few kilometres away from many of the key tourist spots in the city.
Also in the Ari area is this popular Airbnb Experience Mix tiki drinks with a bartender. www.airbnb.com/experiences/196230
Host Earth and his team of bartenders will introduce you to their own infused tiki signature cocktails at this unique mixology class where you will pick your favorite mixtures and learn how to mix three delicious tropical cocktails.
China Town, Bangkok
China Town has become a happening hub of activity and experiences, with old architecture-styles and customs meeting the new in a vibe popular with Thai and international visitors alike. Old buildings are undergoing a rennovation and re-opening as boutique resorts and character Homes.
Bā hào Residence is a renovated 40-year old shop house, a co-living space in a vibrant area of Bangkok’s China Town that includes two private rooms, a shared living room and an oriental-style bar focusing on beers and Chinese-inspired comfort bar food. www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/16245152
Live Local is a traditional Chinese shophouse that has been tastefully renovated and keeps much of the original character. The two-storey building has a rooftop balcony and cafe and reception on the ground floor. www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/26435492
Experiences in the China Town area include exploring the city’s unseen Chinatown https://th.airbnb.com/experiences/58522 which was touted “The Most liked Airbnb Experiences on Instagram in 2018”.