Pattaya yacht club estimates marine tourism boom

 Monday, November 13, 2017 


Pattaya-4Pattaya is all slated to welcome a prosperous marine tourism industry thanks to a growth of more than 25% within 2020 via a boost majorly from government megaprojects private sector investment, according to executives of the yacht club of the resort.


Napong Paripontpochanapisuti who is the acting deputy managing director for residential business at Ocean Property Co, the operator of Ocean Marina Yacht Club Pattaya mentioned that an overwhelming 8 million tourists had visited Pattaya in the initial half of 2017 marking a 5% rise on the same period last year.


Their spending rose by nearly 15% year-on-year.


A majority of the Asian arrivals were from India, South Korea and China.


Ocean Property said that the number of tourists for day trips from the company’s ports to the nearby islands increased by 23% in 2016.


A recent report by World Travel Monitor on Asian travel trends discovered that Asians generally prefer travelling to destinations within the Asian continent. And, beach and sea locales include their topmost priorities. The report went on to add that millennials look forward to enchanting travel experiences that include boating.


Mr. Napong feels that the Ocean Marina Yacht Club Pattaya would be capable of accommodating 380 yachts.


In order to be accustomed to the growth they have been planning an additional 100 million baht investment next year. It includes the addition of 60 new berths and the replacement of a few older berths, feels Mr. Napong.






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