Agoda Survey: Trips and meals top Thais Mother’s Day celebrations

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More than half (57%) of Thais would like to treat their mother to a trip this Mother’s Day, according to Agoda, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital travel platforms (, in their 2019 Mother’s Day Survey. The findings reveal that most of Thais would like to their mothers on a trip (57%), while 30% of the respondents chose to take their mothers to the restaurant and 9% will spend time with her at home.


When asked what their ideal domestic destination to celebrate Mother’s Day would be, Chiang Mai topped the list, with 30%, while Thailand’s famous beach destinations Hua Hin/ Cha-Am (22%) and Phuket (18%) come in second and third respectively. Pattaya and Samui (8%) claim the fourth spot together while Bangkok comes in at fifth place (4%).


There is no doubt Chiang Mai is the ideal destination to celebrate with mothers. The Northern city provides a relaxed ambiance and is a perfect place to create memorable moments. There are several activities to do with mothers such as worship at the stunning temple of Wat Phra Singh, explore the hip MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum and go for a walk on Tha Pae Pedestrian Street.


Given the choice of an international trip, Japan scoops the top spot for almost 6 out of 10 (59%) of the respondents. It has become one of the most popular choices for Thais when they want to travel abroad. The country offers appeals with its bustling shopping streets, delicious eateries, and remarkable scenery. Surprisingly, long haul destinations like America and Europe (18%) comes second beating Hong Kong (8%), Southeast Asia (6%), and South Korea (5%).

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