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The Pearl of the Andaman Sea - Phuket - in the south of Thailand is a synonym of a perfect tropical holiday. Its mesmerizing natural beauty, lush vegetation, delicious cuisine and local hospitality attract tourists from around the world. The Thailand’s largest island (although connected to the mainland by bridge) is a favored retirement destination with over 20% of expats included in around half a million of inhabitants. Phuket has been a trading post for many centuries with tin mining as primary income source. Today, the island’s revenue comes predominantly from tourism and to a lesser extent agriculture (ie rubber production).
Over the last two decades, the island has invested a lot of effort into its development. Phuket is now growing into an attractive MICE destination. Many of the hotels and resorts dotting the coastline have well-equipped meeting spaces, dining rooms and banquet halls set within beautifully landscaped tropical gardens and air-conditioned modern buildings. It is easy to organize a company event on the island as there are many venue options ranging from luxurious to budget, in various sizes and settings. The local business meeting planners will help you organize events according to your needs whether you require a smaller, more intimate space for a workshop or a grand hall for an international conference. The stunning environment, exotic facilities and delectable food in combination with exciting attractions and fun activities will make your company event memorable. Your delegates will enjoy the unique blend of work and pleasure. Royal Phuket Marina, Duangchanok Convention Hall and JW Marriot are just some of the possibilities. Moreover, Phuket is easily accessible via its high-capacity international airport with daily world-wide connections.
The key tourist magnets of Phuket are the stunning sandy beaches lined with tropical vegetation and palms. The west coast beaches of Patong, Kata and Karon are the most popular and better developed. Main cultural and historical attractions include the Monument of Two Heroines and the Thalang Museum. The guests can also visit a pearl farm or an aquarium, admire the Sino-Portuguese architecture in Phuket Town or take a trip to the statue of Big Buddha overlooking the Karon Beach. Regular festivals, fairs and sport events add to the local flair.
Phuket International Airport (IATA code: HKT) serves the whole island and is located in the northern corner, some 33 km away from the Phuket City. The taxi fare from the airport costs 800 THB and will take approx. 30-50 minutes depending on your exact destination.