Hospitality Industry Operators Confident About Post-Election Tourism
Travelling to Phuket is usually cheap but it also depends on how long you plan to stay on the island. Visitors however are surprised once they learn that accommodations in Patong beach hotel are very affordable compared to other tourist destinations in different parts of the globe. You do not need to spend a lot of dollars in Thailand because delicious seafood meals and water activities are reasonably priced.
The economy is expected to be affected by the political transition to a new government; however, the baht is strong and the arrival of foreign tourists for the 2nd quarter of the year is expected to reach 9.28 million or a 4.6% increase over the same period last year. Most of international tourists are expected to come from East Asia, Southeast Asia and Europe.
If Thailand can welcome 40.64 million international visitors this year, it could generate about 2.2 trillion baht in tourism income. Several big events are scheduled to take place in Thailand this year; the most notable is the 33rd ASEAN Summit. Several meetings related to the summit will be hosted in June and October. These events will attract a lot of foreign participants and will benefit the hospitality industry.
According to SupawanTanokieatipume, president of Thai hotels association, the hospitality industry has grown during the past 4 to 5 years because the political situation has remained stable and there was a clear tourism policy that has attracted the attention of higher income tourists. In the new government, political stability will be highlighted which is very important for tourism.
Most operators in the tourism industry are confident and unconcerned with the post-election situation but they want the new government to introduce new tax schemes that will benefit the industry. A boom in tourism is expected over the next 2 months due to the Songkran Festival and the Royal Coronation of the new King.
Book now at Patong beach hotel so that you can enjoy the festivities scheduled by mid-April. You can also experience tours to the famous James Bond 007 island, the underwater paradise, Idyllic Beach or the popular Cabaret Show. You can watch The Ultimate Culture Theme Park “Fantasea of a Kingdom.”