Articles tagged “phuket”

Asian Resorts Drive Forward in Being Green

Asian Resorts Drive Forward in Being Green

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Beyond the glare of overdevelopment, Asia’s resorts want to be a pioneer of the sustainability movement. Here’s how they say they will do that.

1 month ago

Asia’s Beaches Suffer From Slump in Chinese Arrivals

Asia’s Beaches Suffer From Slump in Chinese Arrivals

Siraphob Thanthong-Knight, Harry Suhartono and Nguyen Xuan Quynh, Bloomberg

Asian beaches such as Phuket and Bali have welcomed droves of Chinese visitors with open arms. They can blame China's weakened economy and yuan all they want for an abrupt end to the bounty, but it's best to ask if they are still attractive to Chinese travelers.

2 months ago

Upscale Hostels Make New Inroads Into Thailand

Upscale Hostels Make New Inroads Into Thailand

Bangkok Post

While we find the term 'flashpackers' to be silly, we think the trend of cleaner, better hostels to be a compelling one that will quickly catch on.

5 years ago

Phuket Chief of Police admits tourism crime is too high in Thailand

Phuket Chief of Police admits tourism crime is too high in Thailand

The Daily Telegraph

Thailand is an evergreen destination always popular with foreign tourists, but neglecting to get a handle on its crime rate will hurt tourism just as regional competition rises.

7 years ago

British partygoers will soon be able to fly direct to Phuket on Thomson Airways

Oliver Smith, The Telegraph

Although Thomson is the first to announce flights between London and Phuket on the new 787 Dreamliner, British Airways and Virgin are awaiting Dreamliner arrivals and will likely announce new routes shortly.

7 years ago

Thailand’s tourism council has high hopes for foreign tourism this season

Thailand’s tourism council has high hopes for foreign tourism this season

Chadamas Chinmaneevong, Bangkok Post

Domestic travel will be slow due to flood concerns, but that won’t stop foreigners who a.) Don’t know to expect heavy rains and b.) Mostly visit big cities like Phuket and Bangkok where it’s not an issue.

7 years ago