The TAT has reported that more than 700 room nights were booked for August and September across four extended areas, including Phang Nga, after the registration for the Certificate of Entry (COE) for ‘7+7+ scheme opened last Monday (Aug 16), reports state news agency NNT.
Phang Nga Tourism Association president Chayabol Hirankanokkul said tourism operators project 5,000 travelers in September, generating B800 million.
Tourists can visit other destinations after seven days in the Phuket ‘Sandbox’, including the provincial reopening plan ‘Phang Nga Prompt’, comprising Khao Lak and Koh Yao, Mr Chayabolsaid.
There are 75 hotels certified to the Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus standard, of which 25% will open for tourists during the first stage of the scheme, Mr Chayabol added.
“If the outbreak situation and travel sentiment improve, 50 to 60 SHA Plus hotels will reopen in the last quarter of this year,” he said.