Koh Samui Tourist Arrivals
Koh Samui’s growing tourist arrivals
Khun Panu Woramit, the head of the Tourism Authority of Thailand in Koh Samui says that tourism figures showed an overall increase of 23% in 2005 to over 900,000 visitors, and that the Italian and Canadian markets represented the most significant rise in visitor numbers although British tourists still remain the most abundant visitors followed by Germans.
High season occupancy is approaching 100% in most of the larger resorts, with the vast majority of bookings coming from Europe. Khun Woramit adds that Samui now enjoys a strong reputation in a number of countries around the world.