The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Pokemon Go tours launched in Phuket

PHUKET: While the country struggles to contain the Pokemon Go frenzy that has already seen people endangered while hunting for animated characters on their smartphones in the augmented reality game, one Phuket tour operator has launched tours to hunt down the prized critters.

tourism, technology, transport, accidents,


The Phuket News

Wednesday 10 August 2016, 10:48AM


Pokemon Go tours have already been launched in Phuket. Image: Phuket Tour Holiday
Pokemon Go tours have already been launched in Phuket. Image: Phuket Tour Holiday

Yongyuth Chankul, Managing Director at Phuket Tour Holiday Co, launched tours around the island to hunt Pokemon characters on Monday (Aug 8), just two days after the game was launched in Thailand.

“Many people are delighted that we came up with the idea to help them hunt for Pokemon at Phuket landmarks. We normally offer daily tours to these tourist attractions, so all we had to do was add Pokemon hunting to our package,” he told The Phuket News today (Aug 10).

The tours, by car or van, take Pokemon hunters around Phuket. Collectible items have been found at Khao Rang in Phuket Town, Wat Chalong, Thalang Rd in Phuket Old Town, Karon Viewpoint, Promthep Cape and even Saphan Hin, said Mr Yonyuth.

“There are others in other locations, and people can search for them while on the tours,” he said.

“Now people can play safely because we provide drivers who know these roads well. Many people have called in and asked about the package since we launched them, but demand is already high and people are urged to book in advance,” Mr Yonyuth said.

British International School, Phuket

Looking to take advantage of the Pokemon phenomenon, Permanent Secretary for Tourism and Sports Phongphanu Sawetrun last week announced that his ministry has already engaged in talks with the copyright owner of Pokemon Go in Thailand about adding Thailand’s important tourist sites to the game to attract Gen Y travellers.

However, a slew of complaints prompted the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to lay down four restricted areas where players may not go nationwide: state properties, temples, private zones and dangerous areas including roads, waterways and railways. (See story here.)

The controversial game has already divided most people into either Pokemon Go “Love it” or “Hate it” camps. To this The Phuket News has launched an online poll asking, “Is Pokemon Go a boon or curse for Thailand?”

Click here to cast your vote.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
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.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:
    Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


 ‘Report all corruption,’ says Phuket Governor

Seeing the expression on the Governor's face during his call for report corruption it seems it is a difficult task as Governor mentions about dail...(Read More)


Chinese tourist survives fall after Patong Beach parasail tree tangle

The self-imposed safety guidelines for all parasail are clearly not operational/in use yet. Not surprised, the Patong Parasail Club didn't say WH...(Read More)


Chinese tourist survives fall after Patong Beach parasail tree tangle

Good to see that all the new safety measures are in place and working well. Glad to see they didn't just pay lip service and carry on as before. O...(Read More)


 ‘Report all corruption,’ says Phuket Governor

The crucial point would be to have an anti-corruption team who checks the NACC. Otherwise all major complaints could never reach target....(Read More)


Man sought for deadly Phuket shooting

Yeah cos he accidentally flicked the safety, accidentally cocked it, accidentally put his finger on the trigger, accidentally pointed it at her and ac...(Read More)



Phuket van driver survives high-speed slam into parked tour bus

Couldn't see a huge bus? Maybe the road was made of tarmac and caused him not to see! Check his phone, did they breathalyze him, my guess, going ...(Read More)


‘No show’ of speedboat owners caught dropping anchors on coral south of Phuket

Of course they are waiting for the people to turn themselves in, wouldn't want to have to do some work, like they had to wait for someone else to ...(Read More)


Phuket monkeys to be relocated away from human habitats

Better to remove the humans from the monkeys homes as the humans are the invaders. But that will mean less money and thats whats most important in ph...(Read More)


Phuket van driver survives high-speed slam into parked tour bus

Blah Blah Blah. Same everyday. Just happy no mothers or children killed by this criminal. Could so easy have hit a family on a motorbike and killed t...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.