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Trio Of Phuket Start-Ups As We Go Local

Category:Tourism, Posted:23 Feb 2021 | 10:02 am Too often the image of Phuket does not reflect the power of local brands and entrepreneurs who are positively going about their businesses, despite the pandemic. Today we are pleased to present three episodes of C9 Hotelworks and Delivering Asia Communications Thai road trip video episodes that give short glimpses into the people and  innovation […]

Why Phuket’s 70% Restart Needs Private Sector Support

Category:Tourism, Posted:21 Feb 2021 | 12:03 pm Last Friday I was able to attend the roundtable discussion that was organized by the Phuket Tourism’s Association’s Khun Bhummikitti Rukaengam at the Angsana Laguna Phuket. It was an impressive turnout, that included large numbers from both the island’s public and private sector and Minor’s Bill Heinecke was in attendance. What is now being proposed […]

Phuket Sports and Wellness Resort Transacts

Category:Tourism, Posted:20 Feb 2021 | 15:08 pm The 114-room Thanyapura Sports and Health Resort Phuket has been sold to a Thai group. According to a public notice, the new owner is the Yenbamroong family, who are well known in Thailand’s petroleum industry. In the latest move, the sale effectively is a second step to unwinding the Thanyapura integrated education, sports, and health-oriented […]

Uber Luxury Aman Goes Beyond The Beach

Category:Hotels, Posted:19 Feb 2021 | 09:40 am Despite a traditionally, highly slanted leisure resort model, the much-vaunted Aman brand is moving into more urban locations. Just announced, is a new Aman branded residence and Janu (the new second Aman hospitality brand project) in Tokyo. Part of a massive urban development project in the central part of the city. A mixed-use tower will […]

Phuket Villa Quarantine Kicking Off Sunday

Category:Tourism, Posted:18 Feb 2021 | 09:50 am Creating a buzz in the news has been widespread reports that 70 international travelers will enter the country on Sunday and go into villa quarantine at the Sri Panwa resort in Phuket. The upscale tourists are from the United States, Ukraine, Brazil, Canada, France, and Denmark, Arrival in Phuket will be on a charter aircraft […]

Centara Exporting Mirage Themed Resort Concept

Category:Hotels, Posted:10 Feb 2021 | 06:00 am One of the most successful Thai resorts over the past decade in Thailand has been the Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya. Its themed approach to getting out of the box and bringing some creativity and concept to a hotel has worked wonders. Now, Centara has two new Mirage branded properties overseas in the pipeline that will […]

Market reports

Integrating our savvy industry knowledge and years of expertise, our Market Reports provide piercing insight into the region's property markets.


Khao Lak & Phang Nga Hotel Market Update November 2020

Nov 2020

Soft Brand Hotels Southeast Asia Market Review November 2020

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Niseko, Japan Property Market Review, July 2020

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Phuket Economic Overview May 2020

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China Philippines Travel Sentiment Survey May 2020

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Hua Hin Hotel Market Update May 2020

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