Rise in hotel bookings in Pattaya, Hua Hin, Krabi and Phuket – THA
Hotel bookings are surging ahead of the government’s further easing of COVID-19 control measures on July 1, while Phuket and Krabi provinces remain popular destinations, according to the Thai Hotel Association.
Giving an overview of the hotel reservation, Prachum Tantiprasertsuk, marketing manager of the association, said that the tourists who made the reservations were mainly from neighboring countries, including Singapore, Malaysia and India, while visitors from a more distant country such as Australia have started to book accommodation.
The most popular destinations in July were in the south, including the provinces of Phuket and Krabi. Over 50% of hotel rooms in Phuket were booked. There have also been bookings in Pattaya and Hua Hin, Ms Prachum said.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s targeted hotel occupancy rate of 55% could be achieved this year due to the relaxation of COVID-19 controls and international travel situations unless there are a new wave of COVID-19, she said.
She suggested the government address the problem of limited inbound flights, especially in high season. The government should also prepare the workforce in the tourism sector which has lost more than 50 percent of its workers in the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, she said. (TNA)