Phuket most tourists per square mile in world, says report

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Phuket most tourists per square mile in world, says report
20 Sept 2019
With 9.29 million visitors per year, an average of 25,452 visitors per day, Phuket has the highest number of visitors per square mile per day than any other tourist destination in the world, according to a new report released by specialist travel insurance intermediary Columbus Direct.

“Known for having some of the world’s most picturesque beaches, hanging palm trees and lively atmosphere, Phuket offers something for everyone on all budgets, attracting over 9.2 million tourists each year – and with just over 380,000 people living there, it’s clear to see that tourists keep the holiday destination alive,” said a Columbus Direct release announcing the news.

With 5,090 tourists per square mile, Phuket outpaced in second-placed Palma de Mallorca, which recorded 2,918 visitors per square mile each day, said the report.

Pattaya ranked third with 2,762 visitors per square mile each day, ahead of Paris, France (1,174 visitors per sq mile) and Barcelona (605)..

Bangkok receives the highest number of tourists in the world overall at a whopping 20,050,000 – more than 10 million more than Phuket, the report added.

However, due to its size, the Thai capital receives just 91 tourists per square mile, Columbus Direct noted.
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I lived in Waikiki in the mid 80's, 8.8 km sq and 100,000 tourists a week. There was nothing like being local I enjoyed the Japanese girls the best, 4 day holidays and all desiring the same souvenir, perfect for my attention span at the time. I was back for a couple of days a couple of years ago, Disneyland with a beach. It's funny how what once was your joy now repulses you.
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Anthony's Weiner wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:11 pm I lived in Waikiki in the mid 80's, 8.8 km sq and 100,000 tourists a week. There was nothing like being local I enjoyed the Japanese girls the best, 4 day holidays and all desiring the same souvenir, perfect for my attention span at the time. I was back for a couple of days a couple of years ago, Disneyland with a beach. It's funny how what once was your joy now repulses you.
Sounds a bit like the Gold Coast, Australia back then. The Japanese were buying up big and local people were worried they were going to take over..

Will the same happen with the Chinese??
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