During the upcoming Songkran holiday, Phuket is expected to generate as much as 3.24 billion THB revenue from the tourism alone.
Always a tourist magnet, Southern Thailand’s gem is predicted to bring a generous 3.24 billion THB into the Thai economy. It is a significant sign that hints that the city is about to ascend to be the once smashing-hit tourists’ spot again after an unfortunate halt.
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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office director Nanthasiri Ronnasiri has said that according to the data, 70% of the total number of hotel rooms in Phuket have already been booked by local and international tourists. The average rate for hotel room occupancy now tips at 44.46%, though Miss Nanthasiri expected it to reach 60% during the holiday since domestic travellers are likely to book their stay last-minute.
In numbers, as many as 188,245 Thai and foreign visitors are expected in Phuket during the 5-day holiday with the hotel reservations between April 13-15 higher than others. Some hotels in popular areas like Patong, Kamala, Surin, Kata and Karon even hit the rate of 80% room occupancy during the holiday period.
Phuket has always been famous for its beautiful beaches and elevated beachside stay. It also has a lot to offer when it comes to the finest culinary experience. As the Andaman’s precious pearl, Phuket comes even more alive during this Songkran festival.