I had no idea, either. When I think about a tropical vacation, I think about the Carribbean. I had no idea so many people vacationed in Southeast Asia.
next winter, the carribbean and south florida will be loaded with euros on vacation.
The eurotrash's great secret.
I vacationed there too but I always preferred the company of charming friendly easygoing Aussies on Bali to unsmiling German eurotrash package tourists on Phuket. Just my taste, I guess.
German Tourism Companies have been very agressive over the last 20 years in setting up/building destinations in CHEAP, yet beautiful places.