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70% of all Phuket tourism businesses remain closed: Governor

By The Phuket News

 

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Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew speaking at event in Srisoonthorn yesterday (Sept 23). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has revealed the nearly 70% all tourism businesses across Phuket remain closed due to the economic impact of COVID-19.

 

According to data collected by the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), 30.4% of businesses in Phuket are now open as normal, he told a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall on Tuesday held to discuss strategies to accelerate economic recovery and tourism to expedite aid to people affected by COVID 19.

 

Citing the data, Governor Narong explained that 66.8% of all tourism business are still “closed temporarily”, and 2.8% had closed permanently. 

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/70-of-all-phuket-tourism-businesses-remain-closed-governor-77427.php

 

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Open the borders for tourists as other countries did and it will change to the better.

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The DEPA report also marked that 50% of staff working in the Phuket tourism industry were Phuket natives, while 34.3% of staff came from other provinces in Southern Thailand. The rest, 15.7%, were from other parts of Thailand, Governor Narong explained.

 

Anyone believe this?

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4 hours ago, BritManToo said:

What countries opened their borders?

Sweden, you are welcomed here, gets little bit cold next month but you don't need to wear a facemask. Lots of Thai girls around.

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9 minutes ago, HiSoLowSoNoSo said:

Sweden, you are welcomed here, gets little bit cold next month but you don't need to wear a facemask. Lots of Thai girls around.

How many flights in-out?

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10 minutes ago, 4evermaat said:

How many flights in-out?

KLM every day, many other airlines also flies now. Lots of Thai restaurants and Thai "massage" places around if you are looking for that.

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27 minutes ago, HiSoLowSoNoSo said:

KLM every day, many other airlines also flies now. Lots of Thai restaurants and Thai "massage" places around if you are looking for that.

 

maybe the better question would be how many international arrivals are there?  And where are they coming from?

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17 hours ago, Deli said:

Open the borders for tourists as other countries did and it will change to the better.

Yeah that's worked really well, especially in places like the UK 

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17 hours ago, Deli said:

Open the borders for tourists as other countries did and it will change to the better.

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/health-safety/bali-coronavirus-indonesia-sees-biggest-covid-spike-in-months/news-story/e76aa01d004da7a105cdf5c2685c2d0d

 

The holiday island – along with other parts of Indonesia – has seen a significant spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases since attempting to resurrect some form of tourism traffic on the island by welcome Indonesian locals to holiday in popular spots like Kuta, Ubud and Uluwatu.

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