Phuket pads: Escape to Coconut Island paradise

Phuket pads: Escape to Coconut Island paradise

PHUKET: A rare opportunity is presenting itself on Koh Maprao, or Coconut Island, in the form of a piece of private, pristine beach front featuring a luxury, tropical villa ready for the taking. The essence of Asian simplicity is captured by this Balinese style villa, isolated on the enchanting beach front on Coconut Island, whi

- Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | 02:00 PM

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Heritage tourism on Phuket

Heritage tourism on Phuket

PHUKET: While Phuket has become a leading mass tourism destination and Thailand’s second market after Bangkok, travel specialists and local businesses are digging deep into the island’s rich culture and history to satisfy a growing demand from high-end visitors seeking immersive experiences on the island. The local Baba cultur

- Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | 02:00 PM

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Property Watch: Tourism’s disruptive behavior

Property Watch: Tourism’s disruptive behavior

PHUKET: As the island rains have drenched the collective spiritual well-being of Phuket’s hotels and property people, a little step into the reality zone could be needed. There is little doubt that the months of May and June – well, throw in September – remain agonizing for those in the trade. I came to live here in 2000 and

- Monday, July 6, 2015 | 04:00 PM

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Business Buzz: How to promote a sales funnel successfully

Business Buzz: How to promote a sales funnel successfully

PHUKET: We have now covered how to prepare the marketing and sales process. The next part, crucial to any success, is getting the message out to the target market. It does not matter how good your product, customer service or social media presence is if nobody knows you exist. There are so many choices with social media these da

- Monday, July 6, 2015 | 10:00 AM

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