Traveling the sandboxes to Thailand during Q4 2021 and early Q1 2022 is a once-in-fifty year experience. It is the tourism crowds of the 1960’s, with the prices of the 1990’s, and the modern luxuries of 2021. Like a sneak preview of pre-tourism Thailand, come now, before the world returns.
A Case for Phuket beyond the beach: Part II – Phuket’s Creative Scene / Community-Based Tourism / More Food & Drink
My first visit to Phuket was back in 1995. I remember the island already seemed well developed, full of luxurious resorts and naturally stunning beaches.
Phuket is undoubtedly the most famous island in Thailand, if not all of Asia. Fame comes with a price of course, and perhaps for that reason there are many people around the globe who connect Phuket’s global fame to somehow lacking local authenticity. Over the years of building a travel business, people have often asked: “should we visit Phuket? We’re not really beach people. Is it over-developed?”
My method of testing how committed a hotel is to customer service is pretty easy - I order a Club Sandwich. Sounds silly, but it works! Hear me out...