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United Phuket domestic tourism campaign to hit the road

United Phuket domestic tourism campaign to hit the road

PHUKET: Local government offices and private businesses on the island will together launch a roadshow to promote a domestic travel campaign offering discounted packages involving a wide range of businesses in Phuket dependent on tourism in the hope of attracting more domestic tourists to the island.

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By The Phuket News

Thursday 25 February 2021, 04:49PM


The campaign was announced at a press conference held on Nai Harn Beach yesterday (Feb 24), presided over by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew. 

Also present were the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation (PPAO, or OrBorJor) President Rewat Areerob, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office Director Nanthasiri Ronnasiri and Phuket Tourism Association (PTA) President Bhummikitti Ruktaengam.

The roadshow will be under the banner “Phuket Dedthangkoh” (Phuket Awesome Island), Mr Bhummikitti said.

“We have operators of hotels, shops, restaurants [to join the roadshow] to promote their businesses with promotions and special packages.

“The roadshow is to encourage Thai people to travel to the island, as we gained a good response from last year’s roadshow, which we held in Bangkok, Surat Thani and Hat Yai.

“This year we have a slogan by Mr Rewat – ‘Eat Delicious. Sleep Luxurious, See Nature’ – in order to remind people that our campaign covers all parts of tourism,” he said.

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“Phuket has a lot of choices of foods, from street markets to luxury restaurants. The island is full of hotels, resorts, villas, from standard to high end. Also beautiful nature including beaches, waterfalls, and hills,” Mr Bhummikitti said.

The tourism road show will start as the “Phuket Dedthangkoh@BITEC Bang Na” on Mar 4-7, as a part of the 58th Thai Tiew Thai (Thai Travel Thailand) fair at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC).

On Mar 12-14 the roadshow will be held in Udon Thani, then return to Phuket to be held as the “Phuket Dedthangkoh@Porto de Phuket/Expat Travel” event at Mercado Hall, Porto de Phuket in Cherng Talay, on Mar 26-28.

On Apr 2-4, the roadshow will be held at the Central Festival Hat Yai department store in Songkhla, then on June 11-13 will return to the capital to be held at the Siam Paragon department store in Bangkok. 

The roadshow will conclude by returning to the Central Festival Hat Yai department store in Songkhla, where the campaign will be promoted on Aug 27-29.

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mgb | 27 February 2021 - 17:27:39

I have had a home in Phuket 20 years.  House on the market and moving off the island.  Every year I see the greed spoiling it.  Phuket was paradise so they filled it with concrete and made it into a carpark. Thais are not as dumb as  westerners, they stay away.

TonyBlake | 26 February 2021 - 15:47:07

@Christy Sweet there is no need to report in person if you are staying in a hotel. It's the hotel's responsibility to report.
@JohnC Phuket is becoming more and more of a metropolitan city rather than an island full with trees and natural beauty. Sooner or later we might have to breathe only artificially purified air.
@JohnC If you are smart enough you don't have to pay extra for any...

Christy Sweet | 26 February 2021 - 12:58:37

Perhaps immigration should rescind that pesky, capriciously applied  requirement "farang" must report in person to the office if one spends a night in a hotel. 

JohnC | 26 February 2021 - 09:19:17

Beautiful nature?????? I guess if you don't look in the areas where there is major construction, uncompleted crumbling condo projects, illegal rubbish dumps, illegal logging, encroachment of national parks and the ocean floor you may actually still see some nature if you are quick enough before it is gone too.....

JohnC | 26 February 2021 - 09:14:42

Maybe it is time to open your eyes wide Thailand and stop your tiered pricing. If Phuket is so expensive that you have to offer big discounts to get your own people to holiday there then why should foreign tourists ever want to come back?

Galong | 26 February 2021 - 08:16:25

Kudos for using a new adjective... 'awesome' instead of 'amazing'.

BTW, nice masks, team. 

 

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