Boaties are big game

March 21, 2016 by  
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BANGKOK, 21 March 2016: Kasikorn Research Centre estimates the holiday yacht business will generate THB5,800 million revenue from both domestic and international markets.

The bank think-thank unit said the focus on high-spend tourists and yachting trips fits the government requirement to promote quality tourism. Boaties are high-end tourists who spend approximately four times more than that average tourist.

“Presently, the government wants to expand this market, but the government should support a marketing strategy and relax regulations such as extending the length of stay  for yacht owners, captains and crew, speed up import permits for super yachts to reside in Thailand waters and add incentives to encourage marine business. ” Read more

Top of Gulf returns to Pattaya

March 31, 2015 by  
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PATTAYA, 31 March 2015: Asia’s largest multi-class racing regatta will take place in Pattaya 30 April to 4 May attracting a record participation of more than 700 sailors.

The 11 th edition of Top of the Gulf Regatta, will be officially introduced at a press conference Wednesday 1 April at 13:30, at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok.

Top of the Gulf Regatta is a firm favourite on the Asian sailing calendar welcoming over 250 boats and their race teams.

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