The Rayong Chonburi area continues to forge ahead, whether that is good for the reader personally only they can decide. This again though highlights the Rayong beach resorts as a sleepy alternative with all the facilities you could ever want still nearby. That of course wont last forever, eventually the developments will start…
The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is helping hotels and tourism in Pattaya and adjacent areas as the industrial zone prompts further development throughout the Eastern Seaboard, featuring mixed industrial sites and resorts.
The EEC spans over 30,000 rai in Rayong, Chon Buri and Chacheongsao provinces.
In Chon Buri there are 1,046 accommodation establishments with a total 81,607 rooms. The properties include both registered and unregistered properties.
“Rayong province is one of fastest growing for hotel investment since the government kicked off the EEC initiative. More locals and international chains plan to open hotels in this region in the future. The move is also aimed at capitalising on the booming of events business that is expected to come to the region,” Mr Sanpech said.
One key infrastructure investment in the area has the Thai government finalising plans for high-speed rail links between U-tapao and Bangkok’s two airports, Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang, which is undoubtedly a game-changer for the Eastern Seaboard area. New international routes into U-tapao grew dramatically in the past three years as airlift arrivals increased significantly with a CAGR of 59%.