By Airbnb on April 16, 2019
KUALA LUMPUR – 16 April 2019 – Airbnb, the global end-to-end travel platform, today announced the launch of a campaign to celebrate the deeper meaning of Songkran. A time for locals to spend the new year with their families, Airbnb wants to help international travellers to come together with their own families and experience Thailand’s rich culture and unique hospitality by discovering the different “personalities” of the different Thai cities.
There’s never been a better time to explore what the country has to offer. Thailand’s tourism continues to grow rapidly, making up 20% of the country’s GDP. Most recently, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) also spotlights trending secondary provinces, which includes Saraburi, Ayutthaya and more.
Win an Airbnb Stay and Experience!
Airbnb is running a contest to give a winner from Malaysia the chance to select a city in Thailand for a family trip this year. The winning family will get a chance to travel to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Saraburi or Phuket, where they will get complimentary flights, free 4D3N Airbnb accommodation and up to three Airbnb Experiences.
To win a trip for your family (up to five guests), simply go to this Airbnb page https://www.airbnb.com/s/songkranregional before 26th April 2019:
At a time of their choosing within the year (2019), the winning family will experience authentic Thai hospitality in an Airbnb home and have the chance to learn from local experts about their passions through immersive, handcrafted Airbnb Experiences.
Rediscovering Thailand and the Different “Personalities”
Songkran is one of the most celebrated festivals in Southeast Asia, where locals and travellers are increasingly turning to Airbnb for unique and authentic accommodation during the festival period. As compared to last year, there was an increase of almost 50% in guest arrivals to Thailand during Songkran.
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.
All through the year, local Airbnb hosts enjoy sharing their Homes and Experiences. Some Airbnb homes and Experiences include exploring the city’s unseen Chinatown, which was touted “The Most liked Airbnb Experiences on Instagram in 2018”.
“We are reimagining travel by inspiring a connection between Thai hosts and travellers looking to discover Thailand throughout the year. “ says Mike Orgill, General Manager of Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
“Beyond just major events like Songkran, many travellers travel to Thailand multiple times a year, where they are making a positive and sustainable impact on Thailand’s tourism by diversifying tourism to locals and small business owners.” he continues.