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Tourists Flock into Phuket on Long Weekend

 

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PHUKET, July 25 (TNA) – Tourism on the southern island was booming because many tourists were visiting it on this long weekend, according to the president of the Southern Chapter of the Thai Hotel Association. 

 

Kongsak Khupongsakorn said people responded well to tourism stimulus measures of the government but he would like the government to quickly approve hotels’ participation into its tourism promotional campaign.

 

Many hotels were waiting for the approval although they had filed their application on July 1. They missed opportunities during the long weekend from July 25 to 28, he said.

 

Full story: https://www.mcot.net/viewtna/5f1bf270e3f8e40aef468021

 

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Maybe I'll go for a drive around I live in the south of the island 10-50 am and it's raining at the moment I think Rawai is quite busy but that is people that live here and expats so where this flock of tourist have gone to I dont know

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Viewpoint was packed yesterday, as was Kata Beach. The amount of people at the viewpoint had the car park filled, while the parking along the beach front at Kata was full also.  I haven't seen this since March. 

 

There definitely are a lot of tourists in town right now.  The amount of out of province plates and the extra poor driving attests to this.

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17 minutes ago, steelepulse said:

There definitely are a lot of tourists in town right now.

Well they must have missed out Patong because in was deserted, shopping malls et al.

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That better not mean those lazy delivery guys are bailing from work til wednesday too! Sick and tired of the endless holiday buddha day BS.

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5 minutes ago, steelepulse said:

Not sure why Thais would want to go to that cesspool tbh.  

Well it supposedly has a nice beach!

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2 minutes ago, xylophone said:

Well it supposedly has a nice beach!

Haha, I think you must have been looking at photos from the 80's and 90's.  Even after the tsunami, Patong wasn't near as nice as other beaches.

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2 hours ago, steelepulse said:

Viewpoint was packed yesterday, as was Kata Beach. The amount of people at the viewpoint had the car park filled, while the parking along the beach front at Kata was full also.  I haven't seen this since March. 

 

There definitely are a lot of tourists in town right now.  The amount of out of province plates and the extra poor driving attests to this.

 

Yes, this morning 08.00 the car park at Kata Beach south end was full.  Many many Thai families on the beach, plus the surfing guys.  Not exactly packed but busy enough.

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The styrofoam and plastic bottle crop on the beaches and at the viewpoint should be a bumper one on Wednesday then.

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There must be a 2nd Phuket which I donno.

 

Patong is dead and 6 feet under. Karon yesterday dead the same and everything closed.

Kata Beach had the usual surfers, as conditions have been nice yesterday, and a few families. Kata itself dead empty. Heavy rain this morning, of course quiet. No idea about the north west, as it is a boring corner with resorts only.

 

The reporting by mcot is rubbish.

 

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