Backpacking Thailand (Epic 2022 Travel Guide) • Indie Traveller

From gleaming Buddhist temples to buzzing night markets, and from its delicious food to its gorgeous coastline, it’s easy to see why Thailand is ever so popular as a backpacking destination.

In fact, Thailand is often seen as a rite of passage among backpackers. Ask any globetrotter if they’ve ever been and chances are their fond memories and stories of backpacking Thailand come bursting right out like confetti.

Now, it’s your turn to jump in!

I’ve been to Thailand many times now and always like to come back for more. But I also still remember what it felt like the

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Over 50 per cent of Explorer Travel Insurance customers to take multiple holidays this year

More than half (58 per cent) of the 1,500 respondents to Explorer’s survey said that they were planning two or more overseas trips during 2022, with Spain, Greece and France the most popular destinations.

 And despite the disruption of the past two years caused by the pandemic, when asked ‘what are the most important considerations when choosing a travel insurance policy’?, the top-two buying factors were emergency medical expenses cover not related to coronavirus (26 per cent), closely followed by the policy cost (25 per cent).

 Explorer’s Managing Director Ian Jennings commented: “For many, 2022 will be the first time

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Marriott to Bring the First Ritz-Carlton Reserve to the Middle East with the Red Sea Development Company – Hotel Magazine

Marriott International has signed an agreement with The Red Sea Development Company to introduce its distinguished Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand off the west coast of Saudi Arabia. Set to open in 2023, Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, will be part of The Red Sea Project, an exclusive travel destination offering island escapes, resort holidays, mountain retreats and desert adventures. 

Nujuma joins the exclusive collection of only five Ritz-Carlton Reserves worldwide and will be the first property from the brand in the Middle East, offering highly personalised experiences that combine intuitive and genuine service with enchanting natural beauty and indigenous design. 

“We are

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International Traveler Set to Outspend 2019-Self

Skift Take

The latest data and insights from our partners show that the travel industry is continuing to return to “traditional” levels of demand, and traveler behavior is looking increasingly like it did before the pandemic.

Data is showing that the travel industry, as of April, has recovered to 77 percent of pre-pandemic levels.

April 2020 was the all-time low of the pandemic, with the Skift Travel Health Index recording a score of 20. April 2022 registered the highest score since, with the Index now standing at 77 points, against a 2019 baseline of 100.

And while there

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