Thailand’s Southern beach resort regions remain some of the most popular holiday destinations for international tourists with hotels in the area reporting occupancy rates of up to 78 per cent during the first quarter of this year (2014).
According to figures from the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) eight domestic offices and two coordination centres in Southern Thailand, Krabi, Phang Nga, Chumphon and Surat Thani have been attracting a consistently high number of tourists during January-March, 2014.
In Krabi and Phang Nga, hotels reported occupancy rates hovering at 75 per cent and 78 per cent, respectively, levels that match last year’s numbers. These healthy occupancy rates can be attributed to the enduring popularity of islands in Krabi; such as, Ao Maya, Ko Hong and Hat Railay, which are thronged with local and international tourists especially during the long public holidays. More >>