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If you are thinking to buy property in Thailand, you may find this selection of articles interesting…

C9 Hotelworks Report Koh Samui Hotel Market Update August 2013 (Aug 2013)
The year on year growth of international passengers arriving to Koh Samui increased by 61% in the first half of 2013 and for domestic passengers this rose by 3% during the same period.

Tourism, Planned Infrastructure Keep the Pattaya Condominium Market Strong – Pattaya Property News (May 2013)
Pattaya condominium demand will continue to be bolstered by the healthy tourism industry. The number of visitors to the resort city is forecast to reach 9.02 million this year compared with 8.2 million in 2012.

Record Growth in Tourism Arrivals to Thailand – E Turbo News (April 2013)
Thailand’s visitor arrivals surged to a record total of 6,828,718 in January – March 2013, up by 18.94% over the same period of 2012.

Myriad Factors Keep Pattaya Condominium Market Pumping – Bangkok Post (April 2013)
The trajectory of Pattaya's property market is now clearly upwards, with many positive developments afoot for Pattaya City.

KOH SAMUI: A Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice Winner 2013 – Trip Advisor (Mar 2013)
Koh Samui is voted the 7th best island in the whole of Asia for 2013 !!

Koh Samui Tourism Boom - Bangkok Post (March 2013)
New planes for Bangkok Airways means 189,000 more airline seats.

Koh Samui Hotel Occupancy Rates Soar to Historic Highs – E Travel Blackboard (March 2013)
New direct international routes and aircraft upgrades saw year-on-year growth in occupied hotel room nights rise by 9%

C9 Hotelworks Report Koh Samui 2012 Hotel Market Update (Feb 2013)
hotel performance highlighted by 9% occupancy growth in 2012

Pattaya Mayor Forsees A Robust ASEAN Future  –  Pattaya Daily News (Feb 2013)
This report talks about the exciting plans for Pattaya’s continued  growth – tourist arrivals are predicted to reach 10m per year by 2015!!

Thailand’s 2013 Automotive Sales up 80.9% – Komar Johari (Jan 2013)
Total domestic car sales in 2012 set a new highest record in Thailand automotive industry with a total of 1,436,335 units sold

Thai Tourism Arrivals Cross 22 Million Mark in 2012 – Tourism Authority of Thailand (January 2013)
A record 24.5 million arrivals are forecast for 2013 generating a projected tourism income of 1,149 billion baht

THAILAND:21 Million Tourists And Still Counting The Nation, (Dec 2012)
Thailand expects to see 24.5 million arrivals in 2013

Pattaya – Second Home to the World – Pattaya Mail (Nov 2012)
Senior Telegraph journalist ranks Pattaya as one of the world's best 20 cities for owning a second home

Samui Makes Tourism Gains TTR Weekly (Sept 2012)
Samui tourism enjoyed a 16% growth in the first half of 2012!!

Samui Reawakens (Sept 2012)
Koh Samui airport arrivals increased by 16% in the first half of 2012 – Kalara Group’s successes also get a mention!!

The Regeneration of Pattaya City – Real Estate Magazine (Aug 2012)
Rental yields in Pattaya are actually higher than those in Bangkok

C9 Hotelworks Report Koh Samui 2012 Hotel Market Update (August 2012)
Samui Finding Its Place In The Sun - occupancy up 8% and RevPAR 12% growth for first six months of 2012 !

Bangkok Named the Third Top Destination in the World (June 2012)
Thailand was number 4 in the rankings of tourist spending in 2011, with the record of 14.4 billion dollars spent

Thailand Gains From Regional Tourism Focus - (June 2012)
ASEAN countries to hit 10% of global tourism buy 2030!!

Pattaya on Course to See Record Numbers - (June 2012)
Pattaya is on track to accommodate a record 8 million hotel guests this year, the highest ever for a Thai resort destination

C9 Hotelworks Report Pattaya 2011 Hotel Market Update (May 2012)
Pattaya Rises Above Thailand’s Hotel Marketplace- occupancy grew by 9% in 2011

In Depth – Samui – Mojo Rising - Property Report South East Asia (May 2012)
Koh Samui property is firmly back on track with a growing reputation for high end quality real estate

The Early Bird Pays Much Less – South China Morning Post (April 2012)
Kalara are featured in this article discussing buying off plan property

India and Thailand Becoming More Popular With Property Investors, Property Community (April 2012)
Thailand property searches increase as demand grows for investment properties in Asia

Koh Samui Cracks The Investment Code - Property Report South East Asia (April 2012)
Tourism is driving the Koh Samui property sector growth

C9 Hotelworks Report Koh Samui 2011 Hotel Market Update (March 2012)
Upscale Hotels Drive Samui Tourism Back On Track - total visitor arrivals grew 8% in 2011 compared to 2010.

Matrix Hits the Mark with Amazon and Vision – Pattaya Mail (Feb 2012)
An article about Pattaya property developers Iguana Matrix

Water Park in Pipeline Near Pattaya – TTR Weekly (Feb 2012)
New water park near Pattaya set to attract 800,000 visitors a year when it opens in 2013

Thailand Sees Tourism Growth Of 7% in Jan 2012 – E Travel Blackboard (Feb 2012)
The Ministry for Tourism and Sports estimate that by the end of 2012 international visitors could reach up to 20.5 million

Chinese Arrivals to Thailand Up 30% in Jan 2012 – TTR Weekly (Feb 2012)
China tops the list of arrivals to Thailand followed by Malaysia, Russia, Korea & Japan

Bangkok Airways to Increase Hong Kong to Samui Flights (Feb 2012)
There will be 10 flights weekly starting from March 2012!!

Thailand Sets Record 19m Tourist Arrivals in 2011 – Thailand Business News, (Jan 2012)
The number of tourists in 2012 is expected around 20.5-20.8 million!

2011 Another Record-Setting Year For Foreign Tourist Arrivals Into Thailand – Tourism Authority Of Thailand (Jan 2012)
Thailand registered the highest ever number of foreign tourist arrivals in 2011 with a 19.8 per cent increase over 2010 figures!

Bangkok Air Takes Off From Koh Samui to KL – Bangkok Post (Jan 2012)
Kuala Lumpur is Koh Samui's newest international flight route with flights starting in March 2012

Travel and Tourism Economic Impact – Thailand (2012)
A report by the World Travel and Tourism Council
Travel & Tourism is expected to have attracted capital investment of THB185.8bn in 2011. This is expected to rise by 13.7% in 2012, and rise by 9.7% pa over the next ten years to THB531.6bn in 2022.

The Total Number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals to Thailand is Projected at 18.5 million (Dec 2011)
Bangkok Post reports on 2011's figures showing tourism-related revenues of more than 700 billion baht

New Flight Routes from India to Bangkok Planned (Dec 2011)
Bangkok Airlines is planning more direct flights to cater for the demand

Pattaya Wins Major Travel Destination Award – The Nation (Nov 2011)
Pattaya the popular Thailand resort has just been named Golf Destination of the Year 2012 for Australasia and Asia!

Visitor Arrivals to Thailand up 26% for Jan – Jun 2011 (Sep 2011)
Tourism Authority of Thailand Press Release

Thailand Expects Record 19.5 m Foreign Visitors (Aug 2011)
FPO reports growth of 28.1 % of foreign arrivals for the first half of 2011

Thailand’s Auto Industry to Reach Top 10 by 2015 (June 2011)
In 2010 exports of motor vehicles grew 55.2%

More Tourists Head to Pattaya (May 2011)
Pattaya sees first strong quarter with arrivals 20% - 30% up

Bangkok Airways Flies to and from Mumbai (March 2011)
Indian tourists to Thailand grew by 15 – 20%  in 2010

Etihad Airways Offers Fast Link from Australia to Koh Samui (March 2011)
Airline providing the travel industry’s fastest route from Brisbane to Samui

Travel and Tourism Economic Impact – Thailand (2011)
A report by the World Travel and Tourism Council

Thai tourism to target wedding and honeymoons (Feb 2011)
The Thailand Tourism Industry is briefed on lucrative niche market

Tourism expected to grow by 20% on Koh Phangan (Feb 2011)
Receipts for 4 billion THB have been forecast which is 20% more than the 3.5 billion earned in 2010

BKK Airport Expansion and Rail Link to Draw More Tourists (Jan 2011)
Airport expansion to be completed by 2015 increasing arrivals capacity from 45 to 60 million arrivals per year

Pattaya plans new monorail route (Jan 2011)

Thailand is destination of choice for Indian and Chinese visitors (Jan 2010)
Travel Daily news reports on these 2 huge tourism markets

International tourist arrivals to Thailand totalled 15.84 million (Jan 2011)
And travel to Thailand from ASEAN countries is growing at record levels

Visitor Arrivals at Bangkok Airport exceed 1M in December alone (Jan 2011)
Representing growth of 5.81% over December 2009 and up 19.18% over the year 2008!

International tourist arrivals to Thailand totalled 15.84 million (Jan 2011)
Special Report - It’s a Great Time to Enjoy Bargain Prices with property in Thailand

Pattaya City (Q4 2010)  
A Condominium Market Report by Colliers

Thailand tourism increased by 12.6% (Dec 2010) 
2010 saw arrivals of 15.8 million visitors

Financial Times (June 2010)
Samui Primed to Attract 5 Star Tourists

Samui Property Online (April 2009)
Maenam Hills is ‘Hot Property!‘

Firefly Airlines Expands (Jan 2009)  
Great news for Koh Samui as Firefly plans more direct routes from KL

Island Fever! Koh Samui has grown up (July 08)
Koh Samui has found favour with discerning traveler

Thailand 1% of ALL Brits visited in 2006!!!
Thailand Tourism (Dec 06) high tourist arrivals to Thailand, 1% of all Britons visited Thailand in 2006!!

Big returns in Phuket and Samui (Jan 2008) 
Investors who bought pool villas and other property in residential resorts in Phuket and Koh Samui over the past two to four years have made a financial gain of 100% when selling them...

High-end tourist accommodation (Aug 2007)  
This sector is proving a success on Koh Samui

Property Millionaires Club Report (Nov 2005)  
An overview of the region, and confirmation that the smart money has truly started making it's way there...

Real Estate Report (Aug 2004)
n online news report quoting James Pitchon of Knight Frank, Thailand, including healthy data on resort rental occupancy

Focus Business Report : Koh Samui (June 2005)
An overview of the Samui market, confirming my figures of an easy 20% per year cap growth please note Krabi will perform in the same way growth-wise, only with better planning of infrastructure and tighter building controls

Knight Frank Summary 2004
A wrap up of the year please note the price increases of villa and condos in Phuket. As with Samui, Krabi stock will deliver the same growth, but the baseline pricing in Krabi is even more competitive, so there is even more room on top for cap growth

November 2005 News
CBRE confident on Pattaya residential market

Pattaya's land prices are on the move (Nov 2005)
By Clayton Wade, Managing Director of Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd

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