Thailand wealthy luxury holidays are the way to move forwards. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Thailand’s Minister for tourism is looking at a novel approach to reviving the countries tourism.
Instead of aiming for the mass market of Chinese group travelers and Backpackers that have made up a large part of traditional Thai vacationers, wealthier groups will be targeted for more exclusive holidays.
Previous visitors to the more luxurious resorts of Samui, Phuket, Phangan and Phi Phi are the ideal target demographic.
With foreign travel restrictions being lifted hopefully on July 1st, and domestic travel restrictions already lifted, Thailand’s tight border control and universal use of face masks has enabled a very low national count of 3000 infections and 58 confirmed deaths.
For three weeks now with a relaxation of lockdown measures, there are no increases shown for local transmission of the virus.
Localized wildlife is flourishing during this quieter era with more sightings of Dolphins, Sea Turtles and Manatees.
Tourism accounted for 18% of Thailand’s GDP in 2019 and hopes are that though lower, a rate of 6%.
Thailand wealthy luxury holidays makers are estimated to spend five times the amount of general vacationers and could make up the difference in volume for the bargain hunting travelers.
November to February is traditionally a busier period for Thailand. Many American and European holiday makers looking for a warm winter break travel here.
The Phi Phi Islands are an island group in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand.
The Island is probably most famous for the Leonardo Di Caprio movie “The Beach”. This was set in the stunning Maya Bay located on the uninhabited Phi Phi Leh which is the second largest of the Islands.
It’s absolutely worth it staying in Phi Phi! You’ll see the Maya Bay, the Viking Cave. If you’re a fan of snorkeling, there are quite a few amazing spots and hidden beaches.
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