Phuket Industry & Tourism

Phuket General Information

In the past decade, tourism has become the biggest earner for the area, and continues to grow rapidly with more than 3 million visitors every year. In recent years, tourism revenues have resulted in better roads, better hospitals and public utilities. However one of the main issues now facing Phuket, is how to maintain a balance between the benefits of tourism while sustaining the natural attractions that originally brought visitors here.

Read More

Rubber

First introduced from Malaya in 1903, the orderly ranks of rubber trees soon came to define much of the local landscape. Rubber plantations are still much in evidence, but soaring real estate values and the boom in tourism has meant that land is being turned to other uses.              

Tin Mining

Tinhas been mined on Phuket from time immemorial, however the demand for the metal has declined. Tin dredging in offshore waters has decreased in the past few years, by zoning regulations designed to help protect the coral reefs and beaches of the west coast. Old tin-mine workings on land, meanwhile, are being converted from unsightly scars in the landscape to beautiful resort hotel developments, yacht marinas, golf courses and bungee-jumping facilities.              

Coconuts, Pineapples, Bananas and Cashews

Agricultural products of various sorts still contribute significantly to Phuket's economy, but more and more farming land - even rice paddies - are being given over to housing estates, roads, and other infrastructure.

Fishing

Fishing still forms an important part of life for the people living along the coast, however small-scale fisheries are being hurt by modern trawling, some of it illegal. Large-scale fisheries, meanwhile, are threatened with the depletion of commercial fish stocks from over-fishing.

Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

  • Mai Khao Shopping

    Mai Khao Shopping A-Z

    Since the opening of Turtle Village, holiday shopping is possible without having to travel too far. Located just a Read More»

  • Patong Carnival in Phuket

    Patong Carnival in Phuket

    Patong Carnival is an annual celebration marking the beginning of the high season in Phuket. Usually held right at the Read More»

  • Top 10 Hotels in Phuket

    10 Best Hotels in Phuket

    Phuket's best hotels all have several things in common - good location, a large range of quality facilities and Read More»

  • Wat Khao Rang

    Wat Khao Rang

    Wat Khao Rang enjoys a great location in Phuket Town, sitting on the slope of the popular Rang Hill. This is where Read More»

  • Banks in Phuket

    Banks in Phuket

    Opening hours - 8.30am and 3.30pm (Monday to Friday) except public and bank holidays. Most major banks have ATM machines Read More»

  • Top 10 Kata Hotels

    10 Best Hotels in Kata Beach

    Our Top 10 Hotels in Kata Beach's list reflects perfectly the description above: you will find here the best that Kata Read More»

We try to provide free information that is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, if you are planning to travel it's a good idea to double check specific dates and information to avoid surprises.

Hotels.com
Loading...