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


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

The Phuket Sports and Tourism Board said the province is likely to welcome up to 5 million foreign tourists this year due to Thailand’s easing of entry restrictions, accounting for 50% of pre-arrivals. -COVID.

Phuket Tourism and Sports Authority chief Rachadaporn Oin said the island province has seen between 2,000 and 3,000 arrivals a day since the Test & Go program was canceled on May 1. The number is expected to increase to 10,000 per day during the peak tourist season in the fourth quarter.

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

Rachadaporn said 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 instructed Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn and the Tourism Authority of Thailand to organize a number of roadshows in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to invite tour operators and citizens of Gulf countries. to visit Thailand this year. (NNT)

Rachadaporn said 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.


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