Phuket hotels and resorts are under pressure to perform

Despite registering a record high 9 million passenger arrivals at the island’s gateway international airport in 2018, performance data is indicating that a slowdown in its double-digit growth rates over the past few years is on the horizon for Thailand’s resort destination of Phuket. While airport arrivals grew 8% year-on-year, the gains posted were at their lowest level since 2015 according to...

Hospitality industry expected to be strong in 2019 for hotel investment

THE Asia-Pacific is the only region that can expect growth in hotel transaction volumes this year, according to the latest JLL Hotel Investment Outlook. The global real-estate consultant anticipates Asia-Pacific’s total hotel transaction volume to hit US$9.5 billion (Bt297 billion) this year, marking a 15-per-cent increase from last year. In 2018, transaction activity was fuelled by single-asset...

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