Thailand continues as one of world’s most popular tourist destinations

Thailand continues as one of world’s most popular tourist destinations

Tourism numbers to Thailand are up. From January to May 2012 the number of international tourists to Thailand increased by 7.27% despite the global economic slow down. Visits from Britons increased by 12% in May 2012 compared to the same time in 2011. This strong performance cements Thailand’s position as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, currently ranked 11th by the UN World Tourism Organisation.

Freedom Asia offers a variety of holidays to Thailand including trips to paradise-like islands Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Phi Phi. It offers accommodation as well as tours to give visitors an insight into the traditions, cultures, wildlife and landscape of these beautiful islands.

Phuket is the most famous Thai isle. It is a mountainous island surrounded by golden sand beaches that are lapped by the warm waters of the Andaman Sea. Holidays in Phuket from Freedom Asia can include Thai cooking classes, a sunset dinner onboard a traditional Thai boat and a cruise in a long tail boat to Phang Nga Bay Marine Park. Phuket holidays offer exceptional value for money with accommodation starting at just £32 per person, per night.

Koh Samui off the east coast of Thailand offers a more relaxed pace of life than Phuket. There are temples and waterfalls to discover inland and a breathtakingly beautiful coast to explore. Koh Samui comes to life at night with a range of restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs offering a welcoming blend of Thai and international cultures. Accommodation in Koh Samui is available from £44 per person, per night.

After the 2004 tsunami Koh Phi Phi has rebuilt itself to be even more beautiful and tourist friendly. Freedom Asia has a selection of premium hotel accommodation available on what is one of the most picturesque of all the Thai islands.