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Phuket officials welcome 7,800 cruise line passengers

Officials from various local government agencies were in Patong yesterday morning to welcome some 7,800 passengers enjoying a cruise from Singapore.

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Thursday 9 March 2017, 10:57AM

Phuket Vice Governor Snith Sriwihok believes the one-day visit generated around B31.2 million in revenue for the island.

Yesterday morning, V/Gov Snith together with officials from the Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket Office, Phuket Marine Office, Phuket Customs House, and Patong Police Station were at Patong Beach to welcome some 7,800 tourists who disembarked Ovation of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas cruise liners to enjoy a day on the island.

The cruise liners left on the next leg of their voyage at 9pm last night.

The liners moored close to the 300-metre-long Coral Beach jetty in Patong and once on land passengers were entertained by traditional Thai dancers.

Some passengers chose to take taxis or tuk-tuks to other parts of the island while others simply enjoyed a stroll along Patong Beach.

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Officials and media were also invited on board the Ovation of the Seas cruise liner where they were greeted by Capt Hendrick from Norway, who presented V/Gov Snith a souvenir.

Capt Hendrick then gave officials and media a tour of the boat and later provided lunch at one of the liner’s restaurants.

V/Gov Sanith said, “Some 7,800 cruise liner passengers have spent the day on Phuket today. We have estimated that each passenger would spend at least B4,000 during the trip bringing the island some B31.2mn in revenue.

“It is imperative that we take care of these visitors so that they consider coming back again in the future,” he said.



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jogi | 11 March 2017 - 11:44:45

7'800 passengers from two cruiseships at one's in phuket and no problems with all the different island mafia. I salute all government and police who done there best to keep phukets bad aple's under controll, so this cruise tourist had a save one day stay in phuket. I believe the island gang's was allredy in there startblock's to pray on this tourist's but thank's to authority's, it look everything was under controll. PN was not force'd to report about negativ insident's. they like to report the truth, specially positiv truth 

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marcher | 09 March 2017 - 16:55:22

“It is imperative that we take care of these visitors so that they consider coming back again in the future,” he said.
A pity the V/G does not treat the multitude of tourists arriving at the airport with such reverence

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