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Phuket tourism operators display their wares in Berlin

Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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PHUKET: At least 28 hotel and tourism operators from the Andaman region participated in the ‘International Tourism Bourse (ITB) 2017’ event held from March 1-12 in Berlin, Germany. 

Phuket Governor Chokchai Dejamornthan, Phuket Tourist Association (PTA) President Sathirapong Na Takuatoong, as well as officials from OrBorJor Phuket and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) were among those present. 

Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana also visited the Phuket booth at the event.

ITB is the foremost business platform for global touristic offers. Since its founding in 1966, ITB Berlin has established itself as the guidance system of the global travel industry.

The team displayed tourism related products and services from all parts of Thailand. They also emphasized tourism-related facilities, such as airports and hospitals.

 

Full story: http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket-news/Phuket-tourism-operators-display-wares-Berlin/66382?desktopversion#ad-image-0

 

 
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Wonder if the Phuket Tuk Tuk Mafiassociation also shows here wares and rates... ?

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As stated that market has come and gone,  but good for a junket for a few Thai fat cats.

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I don't think that market has gone. Most of my guests are western Europeans, and many of them return regularly. Also quite a few new, happy guests.

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4 hours ago, rooster59 said:

They also emphasized tourism-related facilities, such as airports and hospitals.

Hospitals really!! sounds all rather foreboding. 

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Hospitals really!! sounds all rather foreboding. 

That is only a reference to medical tourism, a very important, lucrative and fast growing market.

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1 minute ago, stevenl said:


That is only a reference to medical tourism, a very important, lucrative and fast growing market.

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Your right did not approach it from that angle. 

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Our strategy is to focus on the "luxury groups" such as married couples, as well as marina and sports enthusiasts. I think they spend a considerable amount during their visit," said Anoma Wongyat, director of TAT Phuket.

 

How many times have we heard this before? And I can think of many married couples that certainly don't fall in the luxury tourism camp. You just have to look at the queue in the local 7-Eleven and the street-food stalls outside to see that.

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Looks like the tat figures have been confirmed as bogus ..And deperation rules

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13 hours ago, stevenl said:

I don't think that market has gone. Most of my guests are western Europeans, and many of them return regularly. Also quite a few new, happy guests.

I think that the southwestern region of Phuket (Kata, Nai Harn, Rawai) has always been popular with western Europeans and Scandinavians, and probably will continue to be so unless something major happens to repel them in the future. I'm guessing that a significant number also have dive trips on their agenda when selecting a holiday destination, so that helps.

 

Realizing that Patong is not Phuket, it is the most significant destination for the island, in terms of numbers.  These days, I barely hear any German being spoken on the beach, in restaurants, and around town as compared to 5+ years ago when German seemed to be the dominant western language behind English. Now, what I hear is predominantly Chinese and the eastern European languages (Russian, et al) being spoken. Based upon that, I would conclude that while the western European market may continue to be strong in certain limited areas, overall it seems to have declined.

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OK here we are in Germany where BullS>>> was created, Germans ain't stupid any more are they? are they? =

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I think that the southwestern region of Phuket (Kata, Nai Harn, Rawai) has always been popular with western Europeans and Scandinavians, and probably will continue to be so unless something major happens to repel them in the future. I'm guessing that a significant number also have dive trips on their agenda when selecting a holiday destination, so that helps.
 
Realizing that Patong is not Phuket, it is the most significant destination for the island, in terms of numbers.  These days, I barely hear any German being spoken on the beach, in restaurants, and around town as compared to 5+ years ago when German seemed to be the dominant western language behind English. Now, what I hear is predominantly Chinese and the eastern European languages (Russian, et al) being spoken. Based upon that, I would conclude that while the western European market may continue to be strong in certain limited areas, overall it seems to have declined.

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Specifically in patong there seem to be a large number of French, for many years already.

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Interesting article, dated July 2016.

 

http://www.dw.com/en/tourism-boom-in-spain/a-19408343

 

"Foreign visitors, most of them from Britain and Germany, are crowding into Mallorca. By the end of October, an estimated 26.4 million tourists will have passed through Palma's airport; that would be four million more than the same period last year."

 

"Spain is a popular destination for German tourists. Airline bookings for Germans headed to Spain in June and July are up 13.2 percent and 15.9 percent respectively, compared to the same period last year."

 

 

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