Sporting events play a big role in Thailand’s tourism industry. Marine events usually attract affluent tourists who are willing to spend big bucks to participate or watch regattas. For example, many tourists prefer to stay at Koh Tao villas when they want to enjoy scuba diving in the island. Luxury travellers have high expectations so that the best type of accommodations is offered with panoramic views of mountains and waters.
Apart from scuba diving in Koh Tao, tourists will enjoy different sporting events in Phuket. Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the island to witness regattas hosted by Phuket. The island is becoming a premier destination for sports enthusiasts who want to swim, bike, run, play golf or sail. However, the most popular sporting events that attract a lot of tourists include regattas ad yachting.
Over the years, Phuket managed to establish a name as a popular destination for sailors and spectators. Thailand has a long history of sailing. Thailand hosts various events that include Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous and Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Aside from the contributions to the economy, sailing events help local communities. Marine events attract a lot of wealthy tourists who keep on coming back to the islands to enjoy their passion.
There is a lot of growth potential for sports tourism. According to a research made by Infinity Communications & Consultants, a marketing communications agency in Thailand, at least 40 million Baht is spent by tourists on food and drink alone during the week of Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. The estimated amount does not include spending for travel, entertainment, entry tickets and boat maintenance.
When there is a regatta, a large number of guests are received at hotels and restaurants. Aside from the regatta, tourists also enjoy the warm hospitality, natural environment, good connectivity and world-class facilities.
The highest expectations of guests are fulfilled at Koh Tao villas where a stay will be filled with memorable experiences. Luxury travellers will enjoy natural wilderness with amazing views of the landscape and beautiful waters. Guests will feel like they are at home because of privacy and relaxing ambiance.