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AirAsia Drops Direct Phuket Vietnam Flights

Category: Tourism, Posted:02 Jun 2010 | 06:00 am

Thai AirAsia has announced that its direct Phuket to Ho Chi Minh Flights has been discontinued, citing low load factors. Additionally the Medan Indonesia direct service has also been dropped.
At the same time increases in of domestic routes to Chiang Mai and Udon Thani are being added. Internationally the airline is looking to expand into India in the near future as tourism demand is growing.
Low cost carrier routes remain inherently more volatile then legacy or national carriers as the budget airlines have to view profit margins and maximize aircraft utilization. Here today and gone tomorrow is often an applicable tagline as consumer demand changes.
No announcement has been made on direct flights between Bali and Phuket which for many make absolute sense in terms of destination synergies.

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Thailand’s Sandbox Is Not A Quarantine

Category: Tourism, Posted:12 Jun 2021 | 10:45 am As we are 19 days away from Thailand’s Sandbox tourism reopening in Phuket, there continues to be a misunderstanding of the overall rules and the term quarantine is incorrectly used. Quarantine by definition is isolation, whereby Sandbox travelers will be able to move throughout their hotel, visit beaches, restaurants, shops etc. Remember Phuket is about […]
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C9 Hotelworks Releases New Krabi Report

Category: Hotels, Posted:07 Jun 2021 | 06:00 am Comparing major Southern Thai resort destinations, Krabi is one that historically balances well between the international and domestic markets. In the new Krabi Hotel Market Update from C9 Hotelworks, we take a look back at pre-Covid trading to examine from what point hoteliers hope tourism will upcycle towards recovery and what will the trends be. […]
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SHA Plus Program In Focus

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