Luang Prabang is located in north central Laos on a peninsula bounded by the Mekong River to the north and the Khan River to the east. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since 1995, Luang Prabang attracts tourists from international and regional markets through a combination of preserved cultural experiences and natural beauty within the province. The following article gives a brief overview of Luang Prabang, its tourism industry and recent dynamics of the local lodging market.
Drive-In Destinations refer to notable destinations located within a reasonable driving distance between two to six hours from Bangkok. This survey includes hotels from Chon Buri, Rayong, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Nakhon Ratchasima, Kanchanaburi, and Trat. The survey discusses COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact on the Drive-In Hotel Markets. On a property level, the survey focuses on hoteliers’ point of view on reopening strategies, domestic demand profile, and market outlook.
The global Travel & Tourism sector is gradually coming back to life as several countries across the globe ease their lock down and travel restrictions. Governments across the globe are taking steps to revive the sector, some of which have been highlighted in this article.
The survey discusses COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact on the Bangkok hotel market on a property level, the survey focuses on hoteliers’ point of view on contingency measures, business strategies, signs of recovery, and comparison between pre and post COVID-19.
While the pandemic is anticipated to prolong, hotels should start to draw up plans in preparation for a recovery. In the meanwhile, it is the perfect time to relook into operational strategies, cost-saving initiatives, refurbishment, marketing distribution channels, staff training and technology upgrade.
The strengthening of the Thai Baht and the ongoing US-China trade war have resulted in a decline in average rate growth and softer demand level in 2019. Furthermore, the extensive hotel supply growth in Bangkok has been the dominant topic for discussion. While a multitude of factors will impact the market performance in 2020, including the recent Coronavirus outbreak, it is evident that the 4,000 new hotel rooms scheduled set to open this year will put Bangkok’s hotel market under pressure.
The Market Snapshot: Asia Pacific 2019 highlights an overview of transaction activity in the region and presents 12 countries’ current hospitality landscape; each covering demand and supply dynamics, hotel performances, and key transactions.
In Focus: Vietnam 2019 provides an overview of Vietnam’s ten leading provinces' tourism landscape and hotel market performance, infrastructure development, hotel transactions and investment in 2018 and outlook.