Bangkok taxis have been voted top ten of the best taxis in the world, according to the annual global taxi survey from Hotels.com which included over 30 countries and 28 cities worldwide. Bangkok came in 8th place in the annual survey, also winning an honorable mention for best value. Travelers voted according to seven categories: friendliness, knowledge of the area, cleanliness, safety, quality of driving, availability and value. Bangkok taxis came in joint first (with London) in terms of best value for money.
The annual taxi survey not only surveyed people in 30 countries but also spoke to taxi drivers in 28 cities globally. The global survey revealed the world’s more obscure objects that travelers have admitted to leaving behind in a taxi were false teeth, a trombone, and a prosthetic leg saying that the most common item left behind in a taxi are mobile phones. Bangkok taxi drivers surveyed differed in their response, saying that the most common item left behind in taxis was food (63%), followed by keys (23%), a laptop (10%), and a briefcase (6%).
The favorite nationality to transport globally was Americans coming in at 24.3%, although Bangkok taxi drivers surveyed found that they did not have a preference in nationality and liked transporting English, Americans, French, Germans, Spanish, and Irish equally. One thing that Bangkok taxi drivers agreed on was that Americans were by far the best tippers, coming in at 53%, followed by the French at 16%, Spanish at 13%, Germans at 10% and then Irish at 6%. Taxi journeys to the airport are a clear favorite with Taxi drivers globally (34%) and passengers with 50% choosing to take a taxi to or from the airport. Bangkok taxis also preferred taking passengers to the airport.
Source: Press Release