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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]