Phuket Business: ThaiVisa penetrates neighboring markets

PHUKET:, the leading English-language social networking website about Thailand, is expanding its operations to Myanmar and Cambodia.

“We have carefully studied internet traffic trends and we see a sharp rise in search traffic and interest about our neighbor Myanmar,” said Barry Main, marketing director of Bangkok-based ThaiVisa Expat Group Co Ltd.

“We believe it’s pretty easy for us to get a good market share of forum traffic regarding Myanmar as we are good at retaining visitors coming in from the global search traffic. ThaiVisa’s intention is to become the market leader in Myanmar as well.

“We have the logistics and infrastructure ready in the framework – we already have cloud hosting, support, marketing, sales and administration – and we are happy to announce the soft launch today of the Myanmar Forum,” he said.

In response to visitors searching for and inquiring about visa issues, business inquiries, hotel bookings and information about travel and lodgings in Myanmar, the new forum includes a general forum, news, visa forum, a business section and an economy forum, Mr Main explained.

“Together with our travel partners and news providers, we are certain that we will be able to provide a complete service for Myanmar in the same manner that made so successful regarding Thailand-related content. We are also looking for new service providers who are willing to work with us,” he said.

ThaiVisa is also entering the Cambodia market later this month with a similar concept., with whom the Phuket Gazette is partnered in the Phuket Forum, is the largest expatriate website in the world, with more than 45,000 unique visitors per day, serving more than 6 million page views per month, according to and Google analytics.

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