Latest News


Airport Breakthrough Highlighted In C9’s Latest Phuket Update

A strong low season and China growth has pushed Phuket International Airport past a record high 8 million threshold. One of  the developing storylines is mixed-use… Read more | Published Fri, 05 Jan 2018

Would Millennials spend more if part of a brand’s community?

More than half (58%) of consumers aged 25 to 34 say they’d be likely to spend more money on a brand’s products and services if… Read more | Published Thu, 07 Dec 2017

Phuket expecting 5 – 7 % increase in high-season tourists

The Phuket Hotels Association is expecting the number of international direct passenger arrivals at Phuket International Airport for the high season of 2017 to 2018… Read more | Published Mon, 25 Sep 2017

Airports of Thailand sees revenue up 10% on more Chinese visitors

Airports of Thailand PCL (AOT), the country's largest airports operator, said on Wednesday it expected revenue to grow at least 10% in the next fiscal… Read more | Published Wed, 20 Sep 2017

GoAir readies for Phuket flights

Mumbai-based budget carrier GoAir is ready to start its first international services to Male, in the Maldives and Phuket, Thailand, this October. However, schedules for the airline’s… Read more | Published Wed, 30 Aug 2017

TripAdvisor reveals surging Chinese demand for Thailand travel

A new report from TripAdvisor has revealed that Chinese interest in travel to Thailand continues to soar, building on already strong visitor arrivals. China was found… Read more | Published Wed, 23 Aug 2017

Property Watch: Impact of tourism on real estate

Statistics are regularly reported by tourism organizations – public and private, which break down the number of visitors arriving in Phuket. Are Phuket visitors domestic travelers,… Read more | Published Wed, 04 May 2016

Across the Land: Evolution of Phuket’s property scene

The property market in Phuket has seen an increasing amount of supply over the last five years with both Thai and foreign developers jumping on… Read more | Published Thu, 28 Jan 2016

Posh Hostels Pushing Into Hotel Segment

C9 Hotelworks has released a regional overview of the emerging hybrid hotel sector titled Southeast Asia Hostel Market Trends 2015. Over the past two years we… Read more | Published Fri, 11 Dec 2015
Outdoor beach sand sea water day summer couple young woman man blonde dark haired dark sunglasses

Timeshare ‘must target Internet generation’

THE GENERATION COMMONLY referred to as millennials, defined as adults from 18 to 33 years of age, represent the primary target that companies in nearly… Read more | Published Mon, 26 Oct 2015

The world is your oyster

ARDA, the American Resort Development Association, recently reported that timeshare owners can holiday in over 100 countries at more than 5,000 resorts worldwide, so the… Read more | Published Thu, 22 Oct 2015

Phuket Property Watch: Island remains worthy investment

Like many Phuketians, I took a ‘green season’ break with my family. I chose Sydney and the Gold Coast, and inevitably a visit of this… Read more | Published Wed, 26 Aug 2015

By the book: Not all doom and gloom on Phuket

People who spend time on Phuket or reside here will surely have heard expats grumbling about the island's property market. Of course there are some nagging… Read more | Published Thu, 13 Aug 2015

Pimex International Boat Show 2015 – Fractional Boat Ownership

‘Owning’ your own luxury 3-cabin Elan 42 powerboat to cruise the stunning seascapes surrounding Phuket will certainly enhance your dream holiday home experience, and is… Read more | Published Wed, 18 Mar 2015

Making safe property investments in Phuket

At a time of year when many property sales are taking place in hotspot investment destinations, such as Phuket, it seems now is an appropriate… Read more | Published Thu, 05 Mar 2015

Alternative Ownership Conference Asia-Pacific (AOCAP)

Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) recently acquired the Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) and is pleased to be bringing this conference into the… Read more | Published Wed, 21 Jan 2015

What next ? The Future of Timeshare

What do any number of the most successful companies today—from Apple and Google (iEverything and search engine-plus) to Netflix and Amazon (TV game-changer and retail… Read more | Published Wed, 19 Nov 2014
thai bht

It’s a Great Time to Invest in Your Holidays with Absolute World

A lot of good things have happened since the Thai coup of last May. For a start, many corrupt and bullying taxi drivers have been… Read more | Published Tue, 08 Jul 2014

Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific Acquires AOCAP

Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) announced today that it has acquired the Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) from the Absolute World Group. Launched in… Read more | Published Wed, 19 Mar 2014

AOCAP 2013

AOCAP 2013 was successfully hosted at the über luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Hotel in Hong Kong with our largest – ever attendance and with a… Read more | Published Mon, 10 Mar 2014

One week until AOCAP 2013 – Speaker Focus: Jumeirah, Hyatt, Yoo Hotels

Secure your place for AOCAP 2013 for just US$995 The AOCAP 2013 delegate pass includes one and a half days of fully engaging Plenary Sessions, all… Read more | Published Wed, 09 Oct 2013

BOOK NOW – Final places left for Asia’s only shared ownership conference

The Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific is the ONLY Regional event focusing solely on Mixed Use Resort Development- both Resort and Urban, Recreational Real Estate… Read more | Published Wed, 18 Sep 2013
From left to right: Judging panel members Clayton Wade, Ian Hamilton, Sunchai Nuengsit (chairman) and Russ Downing; Terry Blackburn (CEO, Ensign Media)

Shortlisted for success

After another intense nomination, entry and judging process, the full shortlist of winners for the eighth annual Thailand Property Awards was announced recently at the… Read more | Published Fri, 06 Sep 2013

ARDA World Report: Timeshare Sales Growing

Five years after the economic crash, the timeshare industry posted another year of upbeat sales in 2012, defying naysayers who predicted the business would fade… Read more | Published Thu, 11 Apr 2013
BGRW7thCAAAdd6H.jpg large

Eastern European’s Push US$1.2 Billion Into Phuket

Thailand's current tourism bull run is being underscored by a watershed of Eastern European travelers - a soaring source of business that delivered 1.6 million… Read more | Published Wed, 03 Apr 2013

The Beach Samui a member of Design Hotels™

In the world of luxury resorts brand is paramount, experience has replaced facilities and stories create emotional bonds. Visitors are guests and the experience is… Read more | Published Tue, 26 Mar 2013

Russia and China top buyers in Phuket

Russian and Chinese buyers are snapping Phuket properties according to Knight Frank Phuket agency, but most of the customers who purchase mid to high-end properties… Read more | Published Wed, 27 Feb 2013

We welcome your support – Perspective Magazine Awards

We are looking forward to another great year for our industry and have lots of exciting developments in store to celebrate our 15 year anniversary… Read more | Published Fri, 25 Jan 2013

GNEX 2013 Conference Schedule

The 3rd Annual Global Networking Expo (GNEX 2013: The Global Meeting of Minds) for senior executives of the shared ownership industry will be held at… Read more | Published Mon, 21 Jan 2013

The First Annual Indonesia Hotel Investment Conference

Bail will host the First Annual Indonesia Hotel Investment Conference on February 1st at the brand new Sheraton Kuta Resort. A special one day event… Read more | Published Thu, 03 Jan 2013

Mortgages for foreigners available again

Over the past 20 years there have been a few periods when loans have been accessible to foreigners wishing to buy property in Thailand. Such… Read more | Published Wed, 02 Jan 2013

The Growth of Thailand’s Luxury Super Yacht Market

The turquoise waters surrounding the beautiful coast of Thailand and its archipelago of idyllic islands are the prefect cruising ground for luxury yachts. Yet the phenomenon… Read more | Published Mon, 17 Dec 2012

Fractional Journal’s 5 Reasons Fractional Ownership & Private Residence Clubs are Smart Real Estate

The Fractional Journal, a guide to the smarter way to own real estate and other luxury items, gives 5 proven reasons fractional ownership and private… Read more | Published Fri, 30 Nov 2012

2012 Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific continues to drive Shared Ownership industry forward

This week saw the gathering of global hospitality brands and hoteliers in Hong Kong for the fourth highly successfully 2012 Alternative Ownership Conference Hotels and… Read more | Published Mon, 15 Oct 2012

Hong Kong hosting the 2012 Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific

Hotel and resort executives and real estate professionals from Asia and beyond are heading to Hong Kong to attend Asia's leading shared ownership conference, the… Read more | Published Sun, 30 Sep 2012

The Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific, 2012

AOCAP 2012 will continue to build on the success of the previous 4 years and cement its place as south-east Asia’s pre-eminent Conference which is… Read more | Published Wed, 19 Sep 2012

Yacht training wheels

When most of us are children, we dream about the things we will buy when we are older and successful. So when we finally make… Read more | Published Tue, 14 Aug 2012

The Luxury Lifestyle can now be yours

Owning a yacht is the sort of thing that is normally reserved exclusively for the rich and famous. At Absolute, we decided that everyone should… Read more | Published Tue, 17 Jul 2012

Buying at Absolute Twin Sands

Twin Sands offers a variety of ways to buy your contemporary apartment – freehold or leasehold direct sole ownership, or fractional ownership. No matter which way… Read more | Published Fri, 22 Jun 2012