Laos was the third most popular country that Thai people searched for on Google Trends in 2022, according to the media website Kapook.
Kapook has revealed the top ten countries in 2022 that Thai people searched for the most while looking for holiday spots, and Laos ranked third on the list, behind Singapore and Vietnam.
Japan took fourth place, followed by South Korea, Taiwan, Georgia, and Malaysia.
The website describes Laos as a country having a rich natural environment as well as distinct customs and culture.
“Being one of Thailand’s closest ASEAN neighbors, Laos is rich in tourist attractions, magnificent landscape, and distinct cultures and traditions,” it says.
“Laos has a comparable topography, climate, language, and manner of life to the Thai people. As a result, Laos is another popular country that Thai people searched for the most on Google in 2022.”
Additionally, Laos was listed as one of the top destinations to visit in 2023 in Traveller, an Australian travel magazine due to its laid-back appeal and the deep cultural beauty of its well-known provinces, such as Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, and Vientiane Capital.
Thanks to all the international publicity, Laos is hoping to attract 1.4 million international tourists this year with the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism Ms. Suanesavanh Vignaket urging officials in the tourism sector to work harder to strengthen operations, improve local infrastructure, and create new tourism products.