Phuket will likely receive up to 5 million foreign tourists this year

0
2652
From May 1 to May 17, Phuket received a total of 45,806 visitors via 413 international flights while the provincial Tourism and Sports Office now estimates that at least 200,000 international tourists will visit Phuket by the end of May.

The Phuket Tourism and Sports Office has said that the province will likely see up to 5 million foreign tourists this year as a result of Thailand’s relaxation of entry restrictions, accounting for 50 percent of pre-COVID arrivals.

According to the head of Phuket’s Tourism and Sports Office, Rachadaporn Oin, the island province has seen between 2,000 and 3,000 arrivals per day since the Test & Go program was canceled on May 1. The number is anticipated to increase to 10,000 per day during the fourth quarter’s peak tourism season.

From May 1 to May 17, Phuket received a total of 45,806 visitors via 413 international flights. The provincial Tourism and Sports Office now estimates that at least 200,000 international tourists will visit Phuket by the end of May.

Rachadaporn stated that Phuket received 5,207 international flights and welcomed 544,653 visitors between July 1, 2021, when the Phuket Sandbox program for people entering Thailand began, and May 17, 2022.



The Thai government has also tasked Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn and the Tourism Authority of Thailand with organizing a number of roadshows in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to invite tour operators and citizens of the Gulf nations to visit Thailand this year. (NNT)

Rachadaporn stated that Phuket received 5,207 international flights and welcomed 544,653 visitors between July 1, 2021, when the Phuket Sandbox program for people entering Thailand began, and May 17, 2022.