Research Centre

Phuket Hotel MarketView H2 2017


23 Mar 2018

Solid Growth in Tourism Leads to Strong Hotel Performance

In H2 2017, there were 2.3 million international tourist arrivals in Phuket, a growth of 16.1% Y-o-Y. The full year’s arrivals reached a record high of 4.6 million in 2017, compared to 4 million arrivals in 2016, a 13.1% increase Y-o-Y. Domestic disembarking passengers, both Thais and foreigners, have also increased by 9.8% Y-o-Y from 3.5 million in 2016 to 3.9 million in 2017.

Tourists from China and Russia have remained as the two largest feeder markets in Phuket. Chinese tourist arrivals grew by 6.7% Y-o-Y from 1.5 million to 1.6 million in 2017; while, Russian tourists increased by 7.7% Y-o-Y from 0.53 million in 2016 to 0.57 million in 2017. These two nationalities alone made up 46.6% of Phuket’s international tourist arrivals in 2017; 34.2% from Chinese arrivals and 12.4% from Russian arrivals. This proportion has slightly decreased from last year when Chinese and Russian tourists had reached 49% of international tourist arrivals in Phuket. 

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James Pitchon
Executive Director

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Prakaipeth Meechoosarn
Director - Resort Property

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Director - Resort Property
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