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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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Go Ahead. Get Your Ya-Ya’s Out

Category: Tourism, Posted:17 Jan 2021 | 06:00 am Close your eyes. Go ahead. Remember a time when you were young. The magic as a kid, taking blankets, sheets, or even boxes and creating a fantastical tent or unique crazed getaway in the house. Letting your imagination go wild and take you on a journey to incredible places. Or pitching a tent in the […]
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Is Thailand Ready For Legalized Gambling?

Category: Tourism, Posted:16 Jan 2021 | 13:38 pm Topping Thailand’s economic news are comments by the Prime Minister that he is willing to consider opening up gambling, according to the Bangkok Post. With the Thai economy struggling at funding an economic recovery process that has been under extreme duress by Covid-19, the question now will the pandemic be an accelerator of a long-lasting […]
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Phuket’s World Class Creative Mad Metal Men

Category: Tourism, Posted:15 Jan 2021 | 09:15 am The Underwood Art Factory with its crazy, cool, innovative metal sculptures and fabrication is one of the island’s best global exports to some of the leading design hotels around the globe. Founder John Underwood’s long-term work with renowned design guru Bill Bensley has seen his work showcased in countless iconic locations and properties. The Underwood […]