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Expatriate Healthcare News: Thailand 'still popular with travellers'

Expatriates and other visitors going to Thailand have propelled the destination to the top of a list of tourist hotspots, according to research by a travel tour operator.

Travelmood research revealed that Thailand is back to its pre-April position of the most searched-for destination on the operator’s website.

The country accounted for one in three (31 per cent) of all online searches in June, up from 16 per cent in May.

Political unrest and violence on the streets of Bangkok during April and May led to Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) putting out guidance warning travellers to postpone ‘all but essential travel to Bangkok and Chiang Mai’, and at one point, ‘all but essential travel to the whole of Thailand’ until it was lifted on May 31st.

‘We are delighted to see that in just one month since the FCO ban was lifted, Thailand has bounced back to its February and March level of popularity,’ said managing director of the UK TUI Specialist Long-Haul Division Clare Tobin.

She added that there are many savings and special offers for expats and travellers looking to visit the country this year.

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