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Chinese travelers demand more than ever, reveals research

Chinese travelers have entered a new phase in their evolution. They want more of everything – more time traveling, more locations and more exotic experiences,… Read more | Published Mon, 24 Jul 2017

Unlicensed Hotels Featured In C9 Hotelworks Mid-Year Report

One of Asia's most desirable tourist destinations, Phuket is attracting an ever-increasing number of international visitors to its golden beaches and turquoise seas. But many of… Read more | Published Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Cape Panwa Phuket Raceweek – sailors from over 25 countries ready

Entries continue to be received for the 14th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek which will take place 19 – 23 July off Phuket's east coast. The… Read more | Published Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Turkish Airlines to fly to Thailand’s island of Phuket

Turkish Airlines will offer flights to world famous touristic spot, the Thai island of Phuket, in the summer, said the company's manager in Thailand on… Read more | Published Wed, 24 May 2017

THAI wings in with Phuket Express

Thai Airways International's first flight from Beijing to Phuket was welcomed, Monday, by local tourism officials and the island's deputy governor. Phuket deputy governor, Theera Anantaseriwitthaya,… Read more | Published Tue, 28 Mar 2017

Expedia group reveals travel patterns of international visitors to Thailand

The Expedia group, the world's largest online travel company that includes Expedia.comHotels.comand other leading online travel brands, has released 2016 full-year data revealing the trends in hotel… Read more | Published Fri, 24 Mar 2017

Tourism Redirect Spurs Phuket’s Russian Market

C9 Hotelworks has released an insightful analysis titled Phuket Russian Tourism Market.  Last year the rebounding segment contributed… Read more | Published Mon, 13 Mar 2017

Dynamic Due Star In Latest C9 Hotelworks Samui Update

The dynamic twosome of Bangkok's Airways International expansion and emergence of Surat Thani as a secondary aviation gateway has dramatically altered the tourism footprint in… Read more | Published Tue, 14 Feb 2017
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Russian comeback props up Phuket’s arrival growth in 2016

Demand indicators continue to be strong in Phuket with Russian arrivals rebounding and curbing a growth decline in Chinese arrivals, according to key findings in… Read more | Published Tue, 07 Feb 2017

Russian tourist arrivals rebound in Phuket, as Chinese arrivals stutter

Russian arrivals are back to pre-crisis level while zero-baht tourism curbed Q4 growth rate, reports the newly released C9 Hotelworks Phuket Hotel Market Update for… Read more | Published Mon, 06 Feb 2017

PHA launches ‘Brand Phuket’ logo

The Phuket Hotels Association (PHA) unveiled ‘Brand Phuket' at the annual Thailand Tourism Forum this afternoon, held at the InterContinental Bangkok, with more than 550… Read more | Published Mon, 23 Jan 2017

THAI boosts European links with Phuket

Thai Airways has unveiled a series of new flights for its 2016-17 winter schedule, including new services direct between Phuket and Europe. This week, the national… Read more | Published Thu, 17 Nov 2016

Phuket looks back to Europe for tourism boost

Key Phuket tourism figures have launched a drive to reinvigorate tourist interest in Phuket and ramp up tourism arrivals from a much wider base of… Read more | Published Mon, 17 Oct 2016

Early results for 2016 show continued growth for international visitor arrivals into Asia Pacific

PATA's latest Annual Tourism Monitor (ATM) provides a comprehensive perspective on the shifts and changes occurring within the Asia Pacific international travel sector over the… Read more | Published Wed, 12 Oct 2016

Samui’s International Passenger Arrivals Grow By 18%

Thailand's resort island of Samui is benefiting from mounting airlift which is positively impacting hotel occupancy levels. During the first six months of 2016 year… Read more | Published Mon, 03 Oct 2016

Russians rolling back to Phuket

A resurgence in the number of Russian tourists coming to Phuket has piqued hopes for a Russian revival pumping much-needed life-blood back into Phuket's critical… Read more | Published Mon, 12 Sep 2016

Property Watch: Hiring a property expert

Sometimes the obvious is worth pointing out, because the obvious is very often overlooked or ignored. For example, driving safely reduces road accidents, injuries and… Read more | Published Tue, 30 Aug 2016

The Power of Resort Activities

By Dr. Amy Gregory, RRP Read the entire article in this month's Developments magazine: Guests and owners alike are looking for things to do while they… Read more | Published Wed, 17 Aug 2016

Russian travel rebounds

Ministry of Tourism and Sports estimates tourist arrivals from Russia will surge to 1.1 million trips by the close of 2016 after a lackluster performance… Read more | Published Tue, 16 Aug 2016

C9 Hotelworks releases mid-year Phuket report.

Airlift is the main engine of Phuket tourism growth which is highlighted by 31 inbound flight routes now operating from Greater China. Total airport passenger arrivals… Read more | Published Thu, 28 Jul 2016

Phuket International Airlift By Region

Airlift continues to be a key driver of tourism to Phuket and on that noted C9 Hotelworks has untaken to analyze data from the AoT… Read more | Published Tue, 12 Jul 2016

Crackdown on Airbnb style holiday rentals in Phuket

Short term holiday rentals not only raise safety concerns and pose a nuisance for neighbors, they also fall foul of the law Short term "holiday rental”… Read more | Published Tue, 05 Jul 2016

China fuels travel boom

TMB Bank's think-tank unit, TMB Analytics, says Chinese tourists will continue to be a major source tourism for the next 10 years. The bank report said… Read more | Published Mon, 27 Jun 2016

Across the Land: Property drivers for high season

Who will be the market drivers for property this coming high season in Phuket? Phuket has always been a hotpot mix of nationalities, whether it be… Read more | Published Wed, 22 Jun 2016

Samui set for Chinese boom with new flights

The Thai resort island of Koh Samui could be set for an influx of Chinese visitors in future, with the launch of a series of… Read more | Published Wed, 08 Jun 2016
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Thailand expects 1 million Russian tourists in 2016

Thailand expects one million tourist arrivals from Russia in 2016, the Bangkok Post cited the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) as saying on May 10.… Read more | Published Tue, 10 May 2016

Brace for surge in Chinese interest in Phuket property

The CEO of China's largest international property website has predicted huge growth in the interest in Phuket property from Chinese buyers. "The past 12 months have… Read more | Published Mon, 09 May 2016

Nominations are Open! Thailand Property Awards 2016

The Thailand Property Awards nominations for the Eastern Seaboard's Best Condominium Development and Best Villa Development are being submitted until July 8, with the nominated… Read more | Published Thu, 05 May 2016

Property Watch: Impact of tourism on real estate

Statistics are regularly reported by tourism organizations – public and private, which break down the number of visitors arriving in Phuket. Are Phuket visitors domestic travelers,… Read more | Published Wed, 04 May 2016

Changing trends in two major contributors to Phuket economy

TOURISM and real estate are and have always been the key contributors to Phuket's economy. Today, they remain the heartbeat of the island, but trends… Read more | Published Fri, 22 Apr 2016

TripAdvisor puts Phuket among world’s top 10 islands

TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice™ awards for Islands. Award winners were determined using an algorithm… Read more | Published Tue, 19 Apr 2016
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High-end hotels drive Asian development

The development of new upscale and luxury properties is driving the expansion of hotel supply in Asia Pacific, a new report has revealed. According to data… Read more | Published Thu, 14 Apr 2016

Thai hotels urged to ‘get personal’ with guests

As the International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin (IHIF) took place last week, Grant Thornton's latest report indicates an urgent need for hotels to leverage… Read more | Published Thu, 31 Mar 2016

Samui prospers without low-cost airlines

Thailand's resort island of Samui continues to see its tourism sector grow steadily despite being excluded from a massive surge of low-cost airline flights to… Read more | Published Wed, 16 Mar 2016

Chain hotel brands to descend upon Phuket

CHAIN hotel brands will be overshadowing independent establishments in Phuket in the near future, with 90 per cent of all developments in the pipeline belonging… Read more | Published Tue, 08 Mar 2016

Strong fundamentals allow Samui hotels to focus on upward rate push.

Thailand's resort island of Samui continues to see its tourism sector steadily grow despite standing quietly alone in a maddening storm of low-cost airlift growth… Read more | Published Mon, 29 Feb 2016

Thailand’s visits up almost 15%

Ministry of Tourism and Sports reports international tourist arrivals to Thailand reached slightly more than 3 million, an improvement of 14.99% in January. China continues to… Read more | Published Thu, 25 Feb 2016

Phuket: 6.4 million arrivals in 2015 as Thailand basks in strong travel sentiment

One of Asia's prime resort destinations - Phuket - has experienced a sustained upward growth cycle that has seen passenger arrivals nearly double over the… Read more | Published Fri, 19 Feb 2016

The Timeshare Comes of Age

These vacation ownership arrangements are attracting younger, more educated, more affluent buyers, thanks to consumer-friendly changes in the industry, writes Read more | Published Thu, 18 Feb 2016

AMCHAM Phuket presents trends in sustainable hospitality

The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Greater Phuket Chapter has organized a tourism seminar on Friday (Feb 5) that will address how sustainability helps hotels… Read more | Published Wed, 03 Feb 2016