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Thailand`s southern resort islands crowded with tourists

Visitors to the resort islands in the Gulf of Thailand have been steadily rising this year despite the rainy season, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

Hotel occupancy, in one of Thailand`s most popular tourist destinations — Koh Samui – was over 70 percent during September and October. Most of the tourists were from Germany, England, Australia and Japan. Many tourists now opt to reserve their hotel rooms through the Internet, a local tourist official said.

Scuba diving and golf are among the favourite activities of tourists during their stay on the Samui Island. Visiting the local spas now appears to have become a major attraction for the high end of the tourist market. Improved public transport services, including bus and taxis services, on the Samui island have also led to the increase in the number of visitors.

More than half-a-million tourists visited Koh Samui in the first six months of this year — an increase of 22 percent, compared with the same period last year. More than 130,000 visited Koh Pha-ngan during the first half of 2004. Tourists normally come to the island in October and November to attend the Full Moon Party, according to local tourist officials.

Another island, Koh Tao also draw a large number of tourists with its popular diving sites. More than 55,000 tourists visited the Tao island in the first six months of this year….

Visitors to the resort islands in the Gulf of Thailand have been steadily rising this year despite the rainy season, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

Hotel occupancy, in one of Thailand`s most popular tourist destinations — Koh Samui – was over 70 percent during September and October. Most of the tourists were from Germany, England, Australia and Japan. Many tourists now opt to reserve their hotel rooms through the Internet, a local tourist official said.

Scuba diving and golf are among the favourite activities of tourists during their stay on the Samui Island. Visiting the local spas now appears to have become a major attraction for the high end of the tourist market. Improved public transport services, including bus and taxis services, on the Samui island have also led to the increase in the number of visitors.

More than half-a-million tourists visited Koh Samui in the first six months of this year — an increase of 22 percent, compared with the same period last year. More than 130,000 visited Koh Pha-ngan during the first half of 2004. Tourists normally come to the island in October and November to attend the Full Moon Party, according to local tourist officials.

Another island, Koh Tao also draw a large number of tourists with its popular diving sites. More than 55,000 tourists visited the Tao island in the first six months of this year.

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