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Mixed signals on Phuket’s outlook

July 16, 2018


By Don Ross – Gauging the financial fallout from the Phuket boat disaster that claimed 47 lives, earlier this month, varies dramatically depending on who the reporters interview. The Bangkok Post at the weekend estimated the island would lose 7,300 room nights and placed the value at around THB7 million. In contrast, Thai PBS TV […]

TAT launches ‘Phuket Surf Series 2018+ Khao Lak’ this surfing season

June 29, 2018


The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in collaboration with Surfing Thailand and Phuket Surfing Club is organising the “Phuket Surf Series 2018+ Khao Lak” that will run from June to October 2018. This falls during the annual ‘Green’ or monsoon season in Thailand’s Southern Region when swells from the Bay of Bengal are most consistent […]

Thailand second favourite destination in Muslim tourism market set to reach US$300 billion

May 14, 2018


Repeating its performance from last year and 2016 as runners-up in the Mastercard-Crescent Rating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) most Muslim-friendly travel destination — outside of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) – Thailand has compounded its attraction to Muslim travellers by retaining its spot on the podium next to first-placed Singapore in 2018. The […]

TCEB brings “L’Étape Thailand by Le Tour de France” cycling race in ASEAN

March 28, 2018


Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB joins forces with Ministry of Tourism and Sport, Phang Nga province Phang Nga province, Amaury Sport Organsation Organisation (A.S.O.) and Move Asia Co Ltd. to hold an announcement to officially announce a signing ceremony of “L’Étape Thailand by Le Tour de France” in Thailand for three […]

Phuket resort where Hollywood-approved lifestyle guru plays central role

March 16, 2018


What is it? One of two Southeast Asian properties opened under the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand by the Hong Kong-based Rosewood Hotel Group in the past few months (the other being in Phnom Penh, Cambodia), Rosewood Phuket is a 71-room resort that sits on 600 metres of beachfront on the west coast of Thailand’s […]

Singapore’s One°15 marina club sails to Phuket with multimillion-dollar deal

February 26, 2018


The One°15 brand, best known for its upscale yacht club in Singapore, will soon make its way to Phuket, as the brand’s owner SUTL Enterprise enters into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with Thailand’s Makham Bay Marina (MBM) for S$5.6 million (US$4.2 million). MBM has construction permits and development rights for a proposed marina […]

SiteMinder: the top 15 booking channels for tourists to Thailand

February 9, 2018


SiteMinder, the popular global hotel industry cloud platform, has revealed the 15 booking channels that generated the greatest revenue for hotels in Thailand and other key tourism destinations in 2017. The lists are based on the 72 million hotel reservations that passed through SiteMinder’s channel management solution during the year to produce US$21.53 billion (THB747.97 […]