Most avid travelers in India are probably already aware of this, and its a fact that flights to Goa (from most Indian cities) during the Christmas holidays (up to the New Year’s eve) are much more expensive than flights to Bangkok. And now, most even planners will tell you that doing a destination wedding in Thailand is also cheaper than most Indian cities, including Mumbai, Delhi and Goa.
Destinations like Goa, Kerala & Rajasthan are still popular among tourists, but for most Indians, international holiday locales like Thailand have dethroned popular domestic Indian destinations. And if you do a quick price comparison, you cannot blame the Indian traveler for choosing Thailand for their holidays.
Thailand Offers Variety at Reasonable Pricing
In general, rising domestic prices and economical international airfares, have made foreign destinations more attractive than domestic ones. Besides, Air tickets in India are expensive because of the higher taxes on air travel in India.
Take a quick look at the Thailand holiday packages and compare it to packages to places like Goa, and you’ll notice that Thailand offers many more attractions, better shopping, more places to visit around Bangkok, and all for more or less the same price. During Christmas, flight tickets to Goa can really go through the roof and way expensive than those for Bangkok. Talking about the hotel standards, a three-star room available in Bangkok is way better than perhaps a four-star in Goa.
Adding another 10 grand or so (to most Indian packages), you can have a nice trip away from India, which makes the choice easier for most Indians. If a package is booked well in advance, a trip to Bangkok is cheaper than that to Goa or the Andamans, during the festive season.
Repeat travellers to Thailand like to explore exotic locales like Krabi, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Sabah, Bintan, and Kota Kinabalu, etc.
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Destination Weddings in Thailand
Every couple dreams of a destination wedding. Who doesn’t dream of saying “I do” overlooking the blue sea or with white swans sauntering by in some foreign land. Many Indians may just dismiss this as a far off dream, but not anymore. All the “to-be-married” couples may rejoice, because Destination weddings are not a dream for the affluent alone.
Today, even upper middle class families can think of having a destination wedding. For example, a wedding in Thailand will cost you lesser than a wedding in Mumbai, Delhi or Goa. Surprised? In fact, Thailand is the most preferred wedding destination for Indians.
On the hindsight, Thailand is not too far from India and if planned intelligently, a couple can have their dream wedding on a sandy beach or overlooking the blue water. Thailand has many such naturally beautiful locations that make for a beautiful wedding backdrop.
There are many professional wedding planners who will help couples plan the wedding to the ‘T’. So, if you have always dreamt of a fairy tale wedding, Thailand is a perfect destination to make your wish come true.