How will ‘Chindia’ change Phuket’s tourism future?’

How will ‘Chindia’ change Phuket’s tourism future?’

By Bill Barnett

 

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What exactly is this Chindia?  In a nutshell it’s a flash drive marketplace with 1/3 of the world’s population – China and India.

 

For a great number of Phuket hoteliers, the first half of 2018 saw marketplace velocity, where RevPAR’s rose on surging demand, and the most often heard comment was the ignominious ‘same same’. Though room rate growth was not there, volume ruled the day.

 

Next came, what is referred to on the Mainland as the ‘boat sinking’ and suddenly the monsoon gloom thrust the blazing sun into a dark room, way out back. Chinese numbers sunk, airlift declined and online chatter in China denounced not only Phuket but cast a broader shadow on Brand Thailand.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/thai-life/travel/how-will-chindia-change-phukets-tourism-future

 

 
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