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Economic impacts of tourism in the cases of Phuket and Koh Samui

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Matthew Stride

on 10 January 2013

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"Koh Samui holidays represent a little break from the everyday; these are holidays where you ride elephants, visit coconut plantations, snorkel amongst tropical fish and relax on spotless white sand beaches. Sound good? Why not book a Koh Samui holiday today… we doubt you'll regret it!" Quote from Koh Samui Holidays on Monarch.co.uk Economic impacts of tourism in the cases of Phuket and Koh Samui Introduction to Phuket Plog's typology of tourists Leipers Tourism System Tourism in Phuket Phuket in relation to
Butlers Life Cycle Economical impacts of Tourism Which scale of accommodation establishments results in larger benefits to the local economy of the islands? Introduction to Koh Samui Tourism in Koh Samui Phuket in relation to
Butlers Life Cycle Koh Samui in relation to
Butlers Life Cycle Main policies beneficial to the local economic development of the islands? Phuket Koh Samui http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MTQ5MTI3Njc5MQ http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MTYwNTk3MTQxOA Koh Samui in relation to
Butlers Life Cycle Conclusion The tourism industry generates substantial economic benefits to both host countries and tourists' home countries

In developing countries; primary motivations for a region to promote itself as a tourism destination is the expected economic improvement

Massive economic development brings along both positive and negative consequences

Tourism can result in many 'trade offs' Economic benefits of tourism The Multiplier Effect
Foreign Exchange Earnings
Contributions to Government Revenues
Employment Generation
Stimulation of Infrastructure Investment
Investment Economic costs of tourism Leakage
Enclave tourism
Infrastructure cost
Increase in prices
Seasonal character of jobs
Economic dependence Two different labour markets in employment

Rainfall patterns

Cost efficiency

Air Travel

Size of Island and history


Family Orientated

Development and Infrastructure Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Est. 1960 The Phuket Action Plan ASEAN Economic Community - Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma) and Vietnam. Scales of accommodation;
Luxury £500 per night, per person
Upscale £200 pnpp
Mid scale £100 pnpp
Budget & Economy £60 pnpp Five hotels managed by global operators entered the existing supply side during the second half of 2011. The destination has already experienced a surge in luxury brand generation with properties operated by Four Seasons, Starwood's W, Banyan tree, Six Senses and Orient Express. Creating a strong catalyst for sustainable growth. Community-based tourism(CBT) Ministry of Tourism of Sports 2002 The Thailand National Tourism Development Plan 2012-2016 Today's Agenda
Economic benefits and costs Differences between Phuket and Koh Samui Scale of accommodation establishments for the local economy of the islands Where is Thailand? Main policies introduced for the local economic development of the islands Largest island in Thailand 540 square kilometres

Population is currently 231,206 but has around 35,000 visitors at one time.

Currency is Thai Baht - 1GBP approx 48.83THB

Climate and Temperature- all year round and vary between 21-34 degree celsius. Main Industries used to be Rubber, Tin, Coconut and fishing until decline. One Hour flight from Bangkok or Singapore. Monsoon season is May to October Phuket Things have now changed.... Tourism is now the biggest earner for Phuket and is continuing to grow. Phuket now gets more than 3 million visitors a year. Koh Samui About 247 km² Population is about 50,000 Main Town is Nathon Currency is Thai Baht - 1GBP is currently 48.83THB Phuket Koh Samui Building regulations and zoning in Phuket, Thailand Inhabitants are known as 'Chao Samui' and there predominant religion is Buddhism. Main source of income for the island has been fishing and coconut plantations. Patong beach Luxurious resorts Choose from Thailand’s most eclectic array of accommodation: from secluded hideaways and grandly manicured luxury resorts, to laidback, sociable holiday spots at the heart of the island’s bright lights.. Quote from Phuket on Kuoni.co.uk Buddhist Temples Windsurfing Snorkeling Swimming Sailing Sunbathing Old Phuket Town Nightlife The Multiplier effect Vegetarian festival Bang Pae Waterfall Big Buddha Cobra Show and Snake Farm Things have now changed... Tourism is now the main income for the inhabitants on the island. Today tourists from the whole world go to this easy going paradise. A High Speed Internet connection Chaweng Beach Namuang Waterfall Big Buddhas Elephant ride Ang Thong Marine Park Lamai Beach Emerald Lake Economic Dependence in Phuket http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-asian-tsunami-effects-on-tourism/3201.html Khao Phra Thaeo Park Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks Buffalo Fighting Swadee Shrine Nightlife Restaurants Diving Thai Boxing Differences in the infrastructure Phuket Koh Samui Airport expansion
(5.7billion BHT)

Light rail investment

Indoor Sports Centre
(157million BHT)

Road upgrading on highways The 300 baht wage policy Lack of funds Tourism in Phuket and Koh Samui Differences between the two Islands Europeans, Australasia, Chinese Main forms of transit routes into Phuket and Koh Samui are:
Bus (Phuket only)
Train (Phuket only) The Pull factors:
Sex Industry
Culture (World Travel and Tourism, 2012) (World Travel and Tourism, 2012) Both positive and negative to the local communities for both islands. Characteristics of tourists travelling to.. Phuket Koh Samui Top 5 Source Markets in 2012
1. Australia 15%
2. Eastern Europe 10%
3. China 7%
4. U.K. 4%
5. Sweden 4%

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/19388449 Top 5 Source Markets in 2012
1. Germany 14%
2. Thailand 13%
3. United Kingdom 8%
4. Australia 7%
5. Israel 5% Improved the commercialization to the islands Government support and policies these islands have developed into a true tourist destination.

ASEAN economic community for the future Thank you for listening (Source: C9 Hotelworks Market Research) (Source: C9 Hotelworks Market Research) Slowly improving roads/transport Recent concern on worst "black out" Greatly strengthened economy bases Phuket Electronic Music and Dance
festival Do you have any questions?
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