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Bargain-seeking tourists flocking to Thailand

Bargain-seeking tourists flocking to Thailand
1 May 2013

More travellers are picking Thailand and other South East Asian countries over holiday destinations closer to home, a new poll has revealed.

Research by deal aggregator site Bownty revealed that Thailand has become the most-booked travel destination of 2013 to date among its bargain-seeking customers, with Indonesia and Vietnam taking second and third place respectively.

Steffen Frolund, founder and chief executive of the website, said his team were surprised to find the number of South East Asian deals booked through Bownty outpaced those booked in Spain and the Balearic Islands, which are seen as more traditional holiday destinations for British tourists.

'It just goes to show, that despite the current economic climate, people are still holidaying long-haul, they are just "holidaying smarter"by using great deals,' he added.

If you are planning on travelling to Thailand this month, be sure to check out the Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival, an ancient tradition that sees locals appealing to higher powers to ensure a healthy rice crop.ADNFCR-408-ID-801579699-ADNFCR

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