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July Arrivals Show Strong Growth

By on Aug 18, 2010 in Hotel-Tourism

International passenger arrivals to Bangkok Airports increased by 13% in July and international arrivals to Phuket increased by 42%

The Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT) has announced the air transport statistics for July 2010.

Total international passenger disembarkations at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport were  1,328,131 in July 2010 compared to 1,171,857 in July 2009, an increase of 13% but this represents a 1% decline on July 2008 disembarkations. Domestic passenger disembarkations at Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports were 499,124 in July 2010 compared to 519,979 in July 2009, a 4% decline on July 2009 disembarkations but an increase of 2% on 2008 disembarkations.

International disembarkations at Phuket’s airport were 114,007 in July 2010 compared to 80,528 in July 2009, a 42% increase. This represents a 27% increase on July 2008 figures. Domestic passenger disembarkations were 144,999 compared to 140,962 in July 2009, an increase of 3% on July 2009 and an increase of 7% on July 2008 figures.

“This shows that tourist arrivals are recovering faster than many people expected”, according to Natapat Watanakulchai who specializes in research on hotel market in Thailand for CB Richard Ellis.

Aliwassa has been the Managing Director οf CBRE Thailand for a number of years. As a Thai national, Aliwassa is extremely knowledgeable about the sale of property in Thailand, specifically large scale high value condominium developments largely in Bangkok.

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