Phuket saw 30% increase in tourists during Songkran

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The Southern Chapter of the Thai Hotels Association (THA SC) said Phuket International Airport saw daily arrivals of 18,000 passengers, an increase of 30% from before the Thai New Year.

The resort island of Phuket saw a 30% increase in tourist numbers during the Songkran festival, owing to the long holiday period.

The Southern Chapter of the Thai Hotels Association (THA SC) said Phuket International Airport saw daily arrivals of 18,000 passengers, an increase of 30% from before the Thai New Year. THA SC President Kongsak Khoopongsakorn said most of the visitors were domestic tourists while the number of international visitors remained stable.

Most domestic visitors were leveraging the government’s tourism subsidy program.

Kongsak noted that tourist numbers are expected to dip slightly after the Songkran festival, though the province will continue to be a destination for international visitors, particularly from the Middle East, Australia and India.(NNT)