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Thai travellers taking solo trips

Thai travellers like to take solo trips abroad.

The study by Visa revealed that it was 18 to 24-year-olds who were most likely to travel solo, with 45 per cent heading abroad unaccompanied compared to 28 per cent of those between 25 and 35-years-old and also 28 per cent of affluent travellers too.

And it was travellers between 36 and 44 years of age who were most likely to travel with other people, with 71 per cent saying they never travelled alone throughout their entire trip.

When heading abroad, Thai travellers liked going on tours or visiting famous attractions (71 per cent) whilst 69 per cent went for the food and dining experiences and 68 per cent for shopping.

Suripong Tantiyanon, country manager for Visa Thailand, said: "It is exciting to see how technology and tourism have become intertwined resulting in more Thai travellers taking 'solo' trips abroad. The development of technology allows travellers the ability to take trip planning and booking into their own hands. We are privileged to be sharing these key findings about Thai travellers' trends and behaviour. We hope that by sharing these insights, tourism operators and the broader industry can leverage this data for the sustainable development of tourism in Thailand."

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