Thailand has been voted the top wish-list destination in Southeast Asia by members of the London-based travel deals provider Travelzoo. Over 27 million subscribers of the website worldwide were polled. Travelzoo’s followers voted Thailand as the most desirable place to visit in Southeast Asia, which won over a third of the vote at 36%, ahead of Vietnam at 25%, and Cambodia 8%.
The poll also found that long-haul destinations remain popular with European travelers, with China coming first in the Asia category and Australia topping the list in the Asia-Pacific region. Tourism, which accounts for about 7% of Thailand’s economy, was badly affected by months of protests that began last year. Operators have expressed optimism that, following the takeover by the Army, the country should be on track for peace and order.