BANGKOK, September 24, 2021: Thailand’s Samui Plus campaign to attract fully vaccinated tourists to the holiday island welcomed 786 visitors through September 20, representing 9,823 room nights booked and estimated revenues of 58.90 million THB.
The latest update from the Tourism Authority of Thailand monitored visitor arrivals booked through the Samui Plus program from July 15, 2021.
Visitors remained on the island for at least seven days before being allowed to travel to neighboring islands based on negative Covid-19 PCR tests.
TAT said most arrivals came from European countries, with the top three source markets being France with 136 arrivals, Germany with 119 arrivals and the UK with 105 arrivals. The other markets included the Netherlands, the United States, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Hong Kong and Japan.
During the period, the 132 Bangkok Airways sealed flights between Samui and Bangkok helped facilitate transit / transfer of passengers under the Samui Plus program onward through the Thai capital.
Additionally, since the launch of the Phuket Sandbox 7 + 7 Extension program on August 16, 2021, visitors were able to continue their travels in Samui after initially staying seven nights in Phuket.
Until September 20, 2021, a total of 232 visitors have extended their travel via Bangkok Airways’ 16 sealed-route flights between Samui and Phuket, resulting in an additional 1,245 overnight stays and THB 7.46 million in revenue.
In addition, on July 15 and September 20, Samui also welcomed 575 international travelers who made a mandatory 14-night stay in Phuket as part of the Sandbox program.
Samui Plus currently has 11,062 room nights booked by 855 visitors through December 10. Separately, there are advance reservations for 3,141 nights from 490 visitors under the Phuket Sandbox 7 + 7 extension through November 27.
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