Phuket’s hotel sector takes a hit from 2014’s market volatility

PERFORMANCE in Phuket’s hotel market declined across the board last year as a direct result of the May coup d’etat and an overreliance on mass tourism, new research reveals.
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The Phuket 2014 Hotel Market Update report from C9 Hotelworks, released this month, shows year-on-year hotel performance in Thailand’s second largest destination after Bangkok dropped in all sectors.
Occupancy contracted by six percentage points, spurring a nine per cent contraction in RevPAR, while average room …
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Thai VietJet to launch scheduled flights in March

Thai VietJet Air will launch its first ever scheduled flights in March 2015, it has been confirmed. The new low-cost venture  will commence flights between Bangkok and Phuket on March 29th.
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The carrier, which is based at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, started operating charter services in late 2014 but has been waiting to launch its regular scheduled flights.
And the airline said it will finally be able to commence domestic flights in March, ahead of …
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