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Does Phuket Want More Upscale Tourists?

Category: Tourism, Posted:24 Jan 2013 | 06:00 am

As hoteliers in Phuket continue to complain about the inflow of burgeoning mass market tourists, practically speaking the island is not developing enough quality niche offerings which are aimed at more affluent travelers.
Note to developers, building cookie cutter hotel is not enough.
One leading example of a destination with strong upscale appeal is Ubud in Bali. Here the Yoga Barn is attracting an increasingly influential set of international visitors.
With meditation, and yoga on offer the holistic center is magnetic in its appeal.
The takeaway from all this is there remains a lot of business left on the table for gutsy and innovative entrepreneurs

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Explorar Brand Spurs Expansion With Koh Samui and Koh Pha-ngan Acquisitions

Category: Hotels, Posted:19 Jun 2022 | 09:22 am Boutique hotel group Pavilion’s experience-focused spin-off Explorar Hotels and Resorts has expanded its growing footprint by acquiring a 125-key resort in Bophut, Koh Samui, and 75-key property in Koh Pha-ngan. Both resorts were previously owned and operated under ‘The Coast’ tagline. The two will be conversions and join an upcoming resort in El Nido, Palawan. […]
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Thailand’s Traveler Restrictions Set to Roll Back 1st July

Category: Hotels|Tourism, Posted:18 Jun 2022 | 09:14 am The wait is over for Thailand’s battered hotel and tourism sectors, with an announcement by the government that the cumbersome Thailand Pass process will be removed by 1st July. Travelers to the Kingdom will no longer be subjected to the online application and approval process. Another restriction for tourists is the Covid-19 USD10,000 insurance requirement, […]
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Thai Group CPN Investing Into 37 New Hotels

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