Thursday, November 2, 2023
Asia-Pacific

Phuket’s Tourism Soars Thanks to Chinese and Russians

  • Phuket’s hotel market saw strong growth in the first half of 2023, driven by increased flight volumes, with Russia and China as top tourism markets, and higher room rates post-pandemic.
  • Accor anticipates a surge in hotel conversions due to stricter lending rules, leading to more independent Thai hotel owners seeking franchising, rebranding, or conversion opportunities.
  • Macau plans to invest in attracting foreign tourists but faces challenges due to airport expansion. Wyndham opens its first Wyndham Grand hotel in South Korea, and S Hotels and Resorts launches SO/Maldives in the CROSSROADS Maldives.

C9 Hotelworks released their Phuket Hotel Market Update report, showing hotels experienced momentum in the first half of 2023. At mid-year, international and domestic flight volume was already up 75% over total flights in 2022. Russia and China led the way as the two top tourism source markets in the first six months of the year. Rounding out the top five overseas […]