Pattaya Deputy Mayor On Tourism Industry In 2016Deputy Mayor of Pattaya expects 2016 would be the great year.
PATTAYA – Recently [PattayaDailyNews]; Mr.Weerawat Khakai- deputy mayor of Pattaya- revealed that the number of tourists and property investment of 2016 would increase year by year because the cost of living is cheaper than the cities such as Phuket and Chiangmai. In addition, the variety of tourist attraction is the strong point that attracts the tourists to come to Pattaya.
Plus, the recovery of Europe economy would bring the European to come to Pattaya again.
Pattaya tourism had been suffered from domestic and world economy; therefore, Pattaya itself took the recession in 2015. However, those operators still continuously invest on their project of residences such as Condo, Serviced Apartment and hotels. It’s expected that those investors expect that there would be the great number of tourists coming to Pattaya after AEC.
Meanwhile, Laos government decided to approve the concession for Chinese investor to hire its land in Vientiane to run the project of China town and the concession would take 100 years. It’s expected that those 5,000 Chinese family would move to Vientiane. In addition, they are potential buyer, they are also the target of tourism in North East and East of Thailand. The statistic says that 80% of tourists who traveled to Chiangmai are Chinese tourists who drove their car to the province.
It’s expected that Chinese tourists would be new customer of Pattaya and those investor realised this; therefore, they made the decision to put their money on residence investment in Pattaya. Pattaya is like the department store, old customer has gone away then the new customer comes. In addition, The Mall group would launch the new department store in Pattaya, a community hall would be construct in Pattaya beach soon and Central Group also looks for the new location to open the new branch, said deputy Mayor of Pattaya Dr.Weerawat.
Mrs.Sophin Thepchak- director manager of Diana Group- revealed that Pattaya hoteliers have served those European tourists who reserved almost rooms in hotels since January15. Most of them are the golfers.
The trading of land in Pattaya is still alive because there are always trading nowadays. In addition, Taiwanese investor intended to launch a project to support the Taiwanese soon. Even though 2016 wouldn’t be the great year of Pattaya, the operators would generate their revenue better, said Ms.Sophin.