The fallout from the spread of the COVID-19 , the lack of Chinese tourist arrivals may cost Phuket’s tourism industry up to B32 billion by the time the industry starts to recover (February through April). … Read More
2020 Phuket Economy at a tipping point?
Our studies have recently found quantitative signals which raised questions about the sustainability of growth in one of the most promising economies in Thailand, Phuket. Throughout the last decade, Phuket economy has grown at the … Read More
After FEB. COVID-19 Phuket Economic Impact (FEB. 2020)
In our initial research we estimated that Phuket would lose around B32bn in lost tourism revenues from the COVID-19 outbreak. However, the spread of the disease has become much worse, affecting many other parts of … Read More
Phuket to lockdown the Island to Contain the Spread of Coronavirus!
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The influence of social media on tourist’ decisions to purchase sightseeing and tour: the Heckman sample selection approach
BY Surarak Wichupankul, Chayanon Phucharoen and Nichapat SangkaewAbstractThis paper aimed to investigate whether the usage of social media by tourists could statistically influence their decision to purchase sightseeing and tour in Thailand’s major coastal tourist … Read More
Social media sites and nightlife tourism: an empirical study of tourist decision making on nightlife entertainment consumption
BY Chayanon Phucharoen, Surarak Wichupankul and Nichapat SangkaewAbstractThis paper examines the effect of social media usage on tourist decision to consume and their spending amount on nightlife entertainment. Through the application of Heckman correction model … Read More
Tourists’ Influential factors on temple visits in Phuket: An Analysing of TripAdvisor
BY Kris Sincharoenkul and Nichapat SangkaewAbstractSince Phuket has many types of tourist destinations and the inclining of cultural tourism trend, temples are also considered to be renowned tourist attractions. There are a number of researches … Read More
Comparing shopping experiences in department stores and street markets: A Big Data analysis of TripAdvisor reviews
BY Chayanon Phucharoen, Tatiyaporn Jarumaneerat and Nichapat SangkaewAbstractAs part of the nation’s promising sector, the retail industry almost plays a vital role as the hotel industry in Thai tourism sector as 24% of tourist daily … Read More