Phuket – Samui extension program increases hotel bookings


Koh Samui Tourism Promotion Association President Rachaporn Pulsawad explained that Phuket Extension 7 + 7 allows tourists who have been in Phuket for seven days to spend seven more on the islands of Samui, Phangan and Tao .

More than 650 rooms have been booked on Koh Samui after reservations opened for just three days, with Bangkok Airways also restarting flights from Phuket to the island, signaling strong interest in reopening southern Thailand to tourism.

Bangkok Airways flight PG254 carried 24 international tourists to Samui International Airport as part of the Phuket Extension 7 + 7 program allowing Phuket Sandbox travelers to continue to approved destinations such as Koh Samui. The flight had previously been suspended on August 3 due to the COVID-19 situation.


Koh Samui Tourism Promotion Association President Rachaporn Pulsawad explained that Phuket Extension 7 + 7 allows tourists who have been in Phuket for seven days to spend seven more on the islands of Samui, Phangan and Tao . He said that in the three days since the program was announced, 650 hotel reservations have been made in Koh Samui, calling the number satisfactory. He said arrivals must be twice buffered for COVID-19, as part of strict virus prevention measures.

The president noted that the government’s approval of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines has allowed tourists from Russia and Ukraine to return to southern Thailand. The development is in time for the regular arrival period of Russian and Ukrainian travelers, in the fourth quarter of each year. Surat Thani International Airport is offered as a direct destination for Russian flights and the association is looking to establish a Samui sandbox. (NNT)

Bangkok Airways flight PG254 carried 24 international tourists to Samui International Airport as part of the Phuket Extension 7 + 7 program allowing Phuket Sandbox travelers to continue to approved destinations such as Koh Samui.


Previous Raducanu, Dart and Boulter advance in New York as other Brits fall
Next Phuket marks 209 new COVID cases, one more death

No Comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.