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Tourism Minister pins hopes on events to boost Phuket economy

By The Phuket News

 

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Tourism Minister Phiphat speaks to the press in Phuket Town last night (Sept 11). Photo: MoTS

 

PHUKET: Minister for Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has said that he hopes more events will be held in Phuket in order to boost the number of visitors coming to Phuket, and generate more income for residents and businesses on the island.

 

Mr Phiphat attended several events in Phuket yesterday, including the official opening of the ‘We Run Phuket’ fun run held at Patong Beach.

 

“At this stage, some businesses are still closed, and people do not have income, so I hope sport events can be a part to stimulate tourism and the economy and make income for local people,” Mr Phiphat said.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/tourism-minister-pins-hopes-on-events-to-boost-phuket-economy-77300.php

 

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1 hour ago, RichardColeman said:

I don't know why, but every time I see this guy, I keep getting this urge to watch Tales From The Crypt !

 

I hope there is some hope to hope for.

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How about Phuket's favourite event - who can rip off the most from tourists.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Mr Phiphat attended several events in Phuket yesterday, including the official opening of the ‘We Run Phuket’ fun run held at Patong Beach.

How this guy stays in his job is beyond me... 

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19 minutes ago, Henryford said:

How about Phuket's favourite event - who can rip off the most from tourists.

So true. We've just returned from 8 days in Phuket.

3 taxi journeys cost more than our flights home.

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

pins hopes on events to boost Phuket economy

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I bet he didn't take a taxi from the airport to see for himself how much people arriving in Phuket get ripped off on arrival at the airport. The holiday experience is ruined before even arriving at the hotel. 

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8 hours ago, Geoffggi said:

Someone high up must have big investments in Phuket, everyday they are bleating about how the CV-19 has affected the island but Phuket is no different to any other district where tourism plays a large part of the economy .........!!!

I agree but only if you put the word International in front of the word Tourism.

 

Th tourism reliant provinces closer to Bangkok are doing much better than Phuket, Samui, Phi Phi etc because thy get reasonable domestic tourism numbers at weekends and public holidays.

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16 hours ago, Henryford said:

How about Phuket's favourite event - who can rip off the most from tourists.

 

Or Pattaya's favourite event - which monger can run their mouth the fastest?

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