The government’s spokesperson recently visited Phuket province to inspect tourist preparations ahead of the Songkran holidays.
Government Spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said he visited Phuket province to observe preparations and measures being implemented to welcome domestic and foreign tourists during the Songkran festival. He described the atmosphere as lively, with local tourism businesses continuing to operate normally while enforcing strict COVID Free Setting prevention measures to ensure public safety.
According to a recent report, the number of tourists visiting Thailand through the Phuket Sandbox program has exceeded 445,800 since its launch on July 1, 2021.
The spokesperson said about 70,000 rooms in Phuket will be available for service during the five-day holiday period, accounting for 70% of all rooms in the province. The check-in rate is 44.46%, with the possibility of rising to 60% due to last-minute bookings preferred by both domestic and international tourists.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand forecasts that 188,245 domestic and international tourists will visit the province during the festival, generating around 3.241 billion baht in tourism revenue. (NNT)