Thais have been voted the best people in the world in an online survey by Conde Nast Traveller magazine, a leading US source of travel features.
Thailand won in the category of “Best Country for People” in the 2018 annual award.
The award honours “the best that the travel world has to offer”. Other categories include hotels, airlines, ski resorts, islands and architecture.
In addition, Thailand came third in the “Best Country” category after Italy and Greece .
Two hotels – the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok and Six Senses on Kho Yao Noi – came fourth and fifth respectively in the category of “Best Hotel in Asia and the Indian Subcontinent”.
Meanwhile Samui island was awarded the ninth spot in the “Best Islands in the World” category, falling after Greek islands, Maldives, Balearic islands, Hawaii, St Lucia, Bali, Sicily and Mauritius.