Bangkok ranks as the best city to combine holiday and work

The new survey ranks cities based on a variety of metrics such as cost of living and leisure activities available 

Holidu commended the cultural and financial benefits of living in Thailand. TheOldhiro/Shutterstock

According to Holidu, Bangkok has been ranked as the best city in the world for a ‘workation’, with Phuket also ranking in the top 10. 

These two famous Thai destinations ranked among the top cities in the world where people can combine remote working and vacation into their lifestyle.  

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced Holidu’s recent survey, the Workation Index, which rated 150 cities according to a wide variety of metrics.  

Some of these metrics include the costs of renting a one-bedroom apartment, the cost of a cocktail after a long workday, Wi-Fi speeds, leisure activities available, hours of sun each day, and more.  

Based on the survey, Bangkok came in first due to its array of activities and attractions, high-quality facilities, affordable cost of living, amount of proficient English speakers, and establishment of numerous multinational offices in the city.  

Holidu commended the cultural and financial benefits of living in Thailand, recognising Bangkok and Phuket for their great balance between affordability and quality of life.  

The governor of the TAT honoured the awards, saying the list represents people’s growing interest to work abroad in exciting locations and escape from traditional work environments.  

“Having two Thai cities included in the top workation destinations of the world is a fantastic thumbs-up that indicates their immense popularity among those who choose to work abroad from their home. Of all the cities on offer, it’s truly pleasing to know so many choose Bangkok and Phuket as their favourite workation spot.” 

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These accolades come at a time where Thailand is evaluating its laws and visa restrictions on remote workers or digital nomads.  

A digital nomad visa was recently proposed, along with other new visa and immigration plans, to help attract more affluent longer-term travellers and revive the Kingdom’s inactive tourism industry. 

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