Phuket passenger visitors smashed all prior records with 3.5 million arrivals for the duration of 2010 – or 22% growth more than the prior year – with new markets such as Russia and China emerging as the major drivers of growth.
According to a most recent market place study report, 2010 Phuket Hotel Market place Update indicates annual tourism figures soundly recovered from early political angst to hit new highs.
Each Russia and China have emerged as star performers, with charter and direct flight capacity quickly tracking growth.
The real storyline remains airlift as site visitors surpassed 2007′s peak year by 19% with growth of 28% over 2009. China sprouted wings, ranking second overall amongst international source markets.
This is fantastic news for the islands common golf courses, particularly for Red Mountain Golf Club and Loch Palm Golf Clubs.
Each these clubs form part of the Golf in the Kingdom initiative, aimed at advertising some of Thailand’s most exciting golf courses and stunning hotels in the nation of smiles.
Where as several international courses particularly in the States and Europe, have observed a fall in their annual turnover over the past year, revenue has noticed a rapid increase at many of the islands golf courses.
According to Michael Brasier the club’s Professional ‘Red Mountain becoming fairly new to the island, had taken time to establish itself. Word of mouth nonetheless has at final started to pay off, and numerous of our 1st time golfers, come right here with recommendations from fellow golfers.’
Hotels such as the Anantara Phuket and the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa also report wholesome increases, partly due to more direct flights arriving into Phuket International Airport. Tinidee Hotel @ Phuket, a new hotel adjacent to Loch Palm and close to Red Mountain is also experiencing superb company from golfers, keen to remain close to these courses.
Mark Siegel CEO at Golfasian mentioned, ‘Overall, inbound golfers to Thailand have increased in 2010, and Phuket is constantly a really well-liked golfing destination. With six top rated courses on the island it has definitely grow to be a golfer’s paradise.’
With plans to expand capacity at the islands busy airport, Phuket’s popularity looks assured effectively into the future.
For a lot more details on Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai Golf Encounter, or to make golf travel plans in Thailand, pay a visit to http://www.golfinakingdom.com, or send e-mail to information(at)golfinakingdom(dot)com.
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