Hotel occupancy in Koh Samui was at an all-time high of 68% overall for 2012, compared with 59% in 2011, thanks to new direct international flights and aircraft upgrades, according to consulting firm C9 Hotelworks.
View from Ba Ku Bung Coffee Bar on Bo Bhut in Koh Samui. Bangkok Post file photo
One leading economic indicator on the island is the development by Thai-listed Central Group of a massive retail shopping complex on 48,000 square metres of land in the tourism area of Chaweng.
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