The 25 most exciting destinations to share with family and friends this year have just been listed in Bloomberg Pursuits, a feature of the U.S. news site Bloomberg as “ideas to inspire you to enjoy the world—and one another—again”.
“Where to Go in 2022” purports to be about “the most compelling places to visit in the year ahead” which states Hua Hin has “been drawing retirees and wealthy weekenders to its wide beaches and golf courses for decades. Yet during the pandemic, nature-starved Bangkokians snapped up luxury condominiums and beach villas en masse in Hua Hin, noticeably lowering the area’s median age and increasing its cachet.”
Unfortunately, the tagline in the publication is ‘Play Drinking Games in Hua Hin, Thailand’; without any other reasons for Hua Hin to be regarded as compelling or exciting, apart from naming two luxury resorts and the “poshest watering hole yet’’, apparently set to open by the end of January.
Hua Hin was the only listed destination in Thailand and one of only three destinations in Asia to be included in the list, along with Doha and Singapore.
To be featured in Bloomberg, a publication with an immense worldwide reach, should add significantly to the recognition of Hua Hin as a most desirable destination. However to be labelled as a destination just to ‘’play drinking games’’ cannot enhance the image of being a quality tourism destination.
The Editor; Royal Coast Review