Across the Land: Latest trends in Phuket hospitality

Across the Land: Latest trends in Phuket hospitality

PHUKET: Based on C9 Hotelworks’ Phuket Hotel Market Update last month, total inbound passengers through Phuket International Airport in 2016 were 7,549,346, with 54 per cent from international flights and 46 per cent from domestic arrivals. This is an 18 per cent growth rate in 2016, compared with 13 per cent in 2015. The top five geographic source markets are Mainland China, Russia, South Korea, Australia and the UK. Even though Mainland China is the top overseas source market, it actually dropped 2 per cent in 2016 as it was affected by a nationwide crackdown by the Thai government against zero baht tourism last year. T

Friday, March 10, 2017 | 02:00 PM

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Property Watch: Keeping Phuket property dealings honest

Property Watch: Keeping Phuket property dealings honest

PHUKET: I have written quite a few articles over the years, hopefully in a balanced way, on reservation deposits, property investments and purchases in Phuket, which have always included a word of caution about how practices in Thailand on property deposits can vary significantly from other Asian property investment destinations, such as Hong Kong and Singapore. Certain elements of Phuket’s property community are complicit and intent on damaging a fragile market that requires reputable and ethical business practices to underpin and maintain the investment climate. The reason I felt inclined to write about this issue is th

Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 02:00 PM

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By the Book: Buying property in Thailand

By the Book: Buying property in Thailand

PHUKET: Buying property in Thailand is not straight forward, so you will need sound, professional advice which acts in your best interest. It can be a confusing experience due to laws, regulations, the language barrier and the many choices. Real estate brokers in Phuket have the largest selection of property, land and long-term rentals – they have sales teams that are both foreign and Thai and can speak a variety of languages. With a vast array of properties available, it is important to short list to maximize the use of your time and avoid viewing unsuitable properties by narrowing down choices. Brokers act as a liaison

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 02:00 PM

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