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Samui tourism boom helps hotels

Occupancy reaches 73% as visitors soar

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While the political turmoil has damaged the Bangkok hotel market, Koh Samui hotels have suffered only minimal impact and continue to enjoy strong occupancy rates, according to the latest research by JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group. 

Tourism in Koh Samui remains healthy with minimal impact from Thailand’s political turmoil and slowing economy, says a research house.

"Koh Samui's hotel market has remained relatively robust compared with Bangkok where demonstrations concentrate. The average hotel occupancy rate in Samui reached a record of 73% last year, growing by around 5% from 2012," said executive vice-president Andrew Langdon.

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