BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
Oak Maedow Phuket BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Phuket braces for holiday surge

Phuket braces for holiday surge

PHUKET: Phuket is gearing up for a surge in tourist arrivals over the New Year holiday. Thanee Chuangchoo, General Manager of Phuket International Airport, said airlines are being urged to register their New Year flight schedules with the Civil Aviation Authority in advance to avoid a repetition of flight overlaps that occurred last year.

tourism
By Bangkok Post

Thursday 5 December 2019, 10:37AM


Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana said the influx of tourists over the holiday period would boost the island’s economy but also pose problems.

Last year, 14 million tourists visited Phuket, spending a total of about B400 billion.

“Safety measures will be stepped up during the New Year countdown event. This year we are expecting a massive amount of tourists,” Phuket governor Phakaphong Tavipatana told Surasak Pancharoenworakul, MP and chairman of the House Committee on Tourism, during his visit to the southern province early this week.

HeadStart International School Phuket

Those safety measures include deployment of drones and security cameras to monitor tourist sites such as beaches and walking streets, said Prapan Kanpraseang, chief of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation in Phuket. He said the province will next year request an additional B100mn budget to purchase a B30mn fire-fighting boat, a B12mn ambulance boat and B60m to build a marine rescue centre.

 

Read original story here.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

goldwing | 06 December 2019 - 10:18:35

wishful thinking

GregoryJCS | 06 December 2019 - 09:00:14

Just what the island doesn't need or want. More bloody tourists! 

Kurt | 05 December 2019 - 21:46:18

What disaster PREVENTION is done/happening on Phuket? Anyone remembers something preventive?
The venom is always in the tail, that B100mn budget for things. A ambulance boat? Money fantasy is staggering. A marine rescue centre?  That is not prevention. Room enough for that  in Chalong Pier Marine Office were it already happens under supervision of Director Wiwat.

Sir Burr | 05 December 2019 - 12:02:43

Nope. Not 14 million. It was 9 million. Just Google it.

Kurt | 05 December 2019 - 11:52:08

What did the Thai Civil Aviation Authorities in cooperation with Phuket Airport Management the last 12 months to avoid the last year flight overlaps? Start thinking/talking now?  Pfff.

Kurt | 05 December 2019 - 11:37:45

Ooh, did thai airlines not yet register their New Year flight schedules for Phuket? I am sure foreign airlines did, as required by international aviation treaties. Block landing rights of domestic airlines that not yet set their flight schedules. Something hard to believe. Is it just perhaps airport management that fails?

CaptainJack69 | 05 December 2019 - 11:06:22

"This year we are expecting a massive amount of tourists", that's funny, no one else is.

stegee | 05 December 2019 - 11:03:24

better tell them to bring their own water as well...

Kurt | 05 December 2019 - 10:56:22

And from where is the massive water volume coming, to 'host' the expected massive volume of tourists,  mr Governor? Remember, we can't drink /shower with all that tourist money you expect. We, inhabitants, want water guarantees for  a normal living.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Scandinavians eye long stays in Phuket under new visa

Scandinavians have given up Phuket many years ago. They touch down Phuket airport and go to sea sid...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration overwhelmed as foreigners race to extend stay in Thailand

I was there on the 18th at 9:15, Had all the paperwork. I was done and left at 9:50. There were 5...(Read More)


Scandinavians eye long stays in Phuket under new visa

How can they let Swedes in ?Sweden still have around 200 - 250 Covid 19 case per day. I another art...(Read More)


Tourists face arrest, jail for overstaying

Nasa 12 ,what stands S for ? Land Of I understand but S ? I hope not what I think!!! Horst...(Read More)


UK exempts Thais from quarantine

DeKaaskopp, not sure what you are on about, Kurt didn't deny any long over stay... so, just what...(Read More)


Activists end rally after submitting demands

"DeKaaskopp | 21 September 2020 - 00:36:19 "Times of army interference are over" ...(Read More)


Tourists face arrest, jail for overstaying

Yep fair call. Tourists have known for a long time about visa renewals. Also some embassys are offer...(Read More)


Tourists face arrest, jail for overstaying

tourist being arrested for overstay, bet those headlines will have tourists flocking back, how dumb ...(Read More)


UK exempts Thais from quarantine

Kurt, Emirates from Bangkok to London 1,10 hr. stopover,return 2,10 hrs. Qatar A. Bangkok to Londo...(Read More)


Tourists face arrest, jail for overstaying

This head line would do very well outside Thailand, among the 'expected' foreign tourists to...(Read More)