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How Will World Cup Effect Hit Phuket Tourism?

Category: Tourism, Posted:17 Jun 2010 | 06:00 am

Media viewing outlets are guesstimating but looking back at the 2006 final match between Italy and France an estimated TV audience of over 260 million viewers tuning in. In what is arguably the largest global sporting many local tourism players are wondering is this a plus or minus for June and July visitors.
While they travel or stay at home?
As the British pound is plundered and Euro eclipses, perhaps a potent mix of currency and football fanaticism will result in travelers taking to their barcaloungers instead of those shiny airline seats.
Historically big events do displace some travel but perhaps a saving grace is the island is in the midst of its low season so the sudden impact will be minimized.

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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. […]