An 11% surge in airport arrivals in the first six months of 2012 for a total of 2.32 million passengers is driving Phuket’s hospitality market as the destination chalks up a healthy 75% hotel occupancy island wide, according to the Phuket Mid-Year Hotel Update report released by hospitality consulting firm C9 Hotelworks
A fire at a nightclub on the Thai resort island of Phuket has killed four people, and injured more than twenty, according to reports. The cause of the fire, which broke out on Friday morning, has not yet been confirmed but it is thought to be linked to lightning striking a transformer.
Skål International Phuket and South Thailand and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Thailand Chapter are launching a new era of tourism cooperation with local government and Phuket’s travel trade to aggressively promote the destination.
The hospitality stakes in the Thai tourism jewel of Phuket have been raised even higher following the opening of Westin Siray Bay Resort and Spa. Choomporn Silapa-Archa, the Minister of Tourism and Sports for Thailand, presided over the official opening of the new luxury resort, and pledged his support for the development of facilities on the paradise island.