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More than ten thousand million baht generated during Chinese New Year in Phuket

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More than ten thousand million baht generated during Chinese New Year in Phuket

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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The TAT Phuket has done its sums for this year’s Chinese New Year activities in Phuket from February 5 to February 12. They estimate 500,000 tourists will visit for the annual Chinese holiday which will generated 11,441 million baht for the island.

 

Kanokkittikar Kritwutthikorn, director of the Phuket office of the TAT says, “The check-in rate is ”averaging at 88 percent which will result in around 479,800 visitors.”

 

“Most of foreign tourists on the island at the moment are from China, Russia, Malaysia and Australia.”

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/more-than-ten-thousand-million-baht-generated-during-chinese-new-year-in-phuket

 

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1 hour ago, Cereal said:

Wouldn't ten thousand million be 10 billion?

 

"You can argue with me but you can't argue with figures." Foghorn Leghorn

Yes. So 10,000,000,000 divided by 500,000 = 20,000

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4 hours ago, wgdanson said:

Here we go again, that's over 22,000 Bht per person. Cobblers!

Have you seen the current hotel rates? Most 4 and 5 star resorts are over 8,000 baht a night online. OK, a lot are group travellers but not as many as last year. Of course there's pleanty of budget accommodation as well but averaging it out I don't see this figure as unreasonable.

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Note the priority here...

No mention of the environmental or social effects...

#$$$$$$$

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6 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

Chinese, 4 star and 8000 per night do not go in the same sentence. Do they?

You'd be surprised! The 4 and 5 stars near us have plenty of independent Chinese.

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3 minutes ago, madmitch said:

You'd be surprised! The 4 and 5 stars near us have plenty of independent Chinese.

Where do you live please? I'll steer clear. LOL

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Also they are talking about tourists in general, not just Chinese, most of whom would be in Phuket regardless of the Chinese New Year.

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Must be historically numbers they use because its actually been quiet to be February at least around here I live🤔 Btw, aren't they a bit quick to count up? In "my book" Chinese New Year is on-going😕

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