Koh Pha-ngan ranked number one destination for digital nomads

The William Russell website counts among its users expats, individuals, professionals, families, remote workers, digital nomads, frequent travelers, startups, small and medium businesses, large corporations, organizations nonprofits and government organizations.

Koh Pha-ngan was recently ranked the top work destination in a recent survey conducted by William Russell, a website that offers health insurance, life insurance and income protection plans for people living and working abroad .

The website’s users include expats, individuals, professionals, families, remote workers, digital nomads, frequent travelers, startups, small and medium businesses, large corporations, non-profit organizations profit and government organizations.

According to the survey, Koh Pha-ngan – an island district of Surat Thani province – is the top work destination, followed by Gran Canaria, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Austin, TX, USA; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Budapest, Hungary; Canggu, Bali, Indonesia; Belgrade, Serbia; Berlin, Germany; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ranking is determined by a variety of factors, including monthly costs, internet speed, entertainment, and security.


Wichawut Jinto, the governor of Surat Thani province, said the need to work remotely during the pandemic has led to the emergence of a new trend known as workation, in which expats can work full hours. time from anywhere in the world using only the internet and a laptop.

In December 2021, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) asked business owners on Koh Pha-ngan to accept “digital nomads”, citing a strong tendency for foreigners to work remotely. As increasing numbers of people are likely to seek places to vacation and work away from home, the agency also claimed that Thailand is more than capable of meeting this demand. (NNT)


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