In August, 2013, Bangkok was voted the Best City in the World according to a survey by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city ranked 10th. The Tourism of Thailand Governor Suraphon Svetasreni said in response to this honor, “This is the result of the tireless efforts made by the public and private sectors as well as the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration over the last 10 years to ‘reinvent’ Bangkok and take advantage of its extensive tourism and travel opportunities. Visitors to Bangkok feel it is a truly cosmopolitan city that is a perfect mixture of the old and the new. Its distinctive character is the result of Thailand’s long-standing freedom while opening itself to all positive things beyond its borders.”
In addition, Thailand was the only country that had two cities in the top ten global rankings. Thailand's many beautiful islands where also on the list of the World’s Best Islands, which included Ko Samui (9th) and Phuket (15th). However, in regards to Phuket, Patong Beach has become a place basically a cluster of chain hotels and cheap sex-themed bars and clubs. But most travellers go to Phuket because the hotels are some of the world’s finest, and to take an excursion to the surrounding islands and their beaches. Taking a Bangkok escort from Erotika Queens to Phuket to explore the many tourist sites and various islands by speedboat or catamaran promises to be a most enjoyable holiday.