Phuket needs a “Mickey”

Over-tourism in Phuket – the Role of Destination management People are coming towards Phuket (Thailand) for tourism as it is considered as the prevalent vacationer destination. Do we need [...]

China the largest contributor

While outpacing the overall international average of 4 percent, China now boasts of a yearly increase of 30 percent thereby representing the highest percentage increase in search traffic. India [...]

Tourism arrivals Thailand Q1 2017

There was a 1.7 percent increase in international visits to Thailand from January to March. This was reported by the ministry of tourism and sport in Thailand. The international visits are [...]

Phuket Hotels Market 2017

With over 7.5million airport arrivals to Phuket, there was a 5% increase in the year-on-year growth rate, in 2016, moving to 18% from the previous year’s 13%. This increase is principally [...]

Chinese travellers moving On?

It seems that there currently is a great slowdown in relation to the number of the arrivals of tourists from China, which could result in the triggering of the slowdown of the entire tourism for [...]

Phuket growth continuos

The Phuket Hotel Market is booming. Record highs in tourism are pushing growth considerably throughout 2016. So far more than 1.4-million passengers have come to the area from 31 different cities [...]

Too hot for Songkran?

Talking with some hotel owners in Phuket, the Songkran festivities where very quite this year. According to the latest numbers coming in from Pattaya as well as Hua Hin, the numbers are showing [...]

Hotel rates are dropping

It is quite strange that while the demand for hotel rooms increases, its cost per night keeps dropping. This phenomenon is prevalent in Thailand, Phuket and in several parts of the world. The [...]

OTA’s push Hoteliers Out Of Business

In the past couple of years, I was able to meet with hotel managers, hotel owners and regular guests in Thailand and Phuket at different conferences and seminars organized by/for the hospitality [...]

Hostel Businesses on the rise in Thailand

The hotel business is growing rapidly in Thailand and the domestic travel sector has been identified as the primary reason. The rapid growth of low-cost airlines and an expanding middle class in [...]

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