Surat Thani to gain B276m from getaway
Mainland points of interest well-liked with locals, international vacationer figures still minimal
SURAT THANI: The 4-day New Calendar year holiday getaway period is anticipated to draw 31,740 readers to Surat Thani province, making 276 million baht in tourism income, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
But tourism general in the southern province known mainly for its islands continues to be weak, with lodge room occupancy estimated at just 24% about the 4-working day prolonged weekend.
When the islands that in pre-pandemic instances had been thronged with foreigners at this time of calendar year are involved in the calculation, the TAT estimates 31,740 holidaymakers will produce 276.2 million baht in revenue, said Nanthawan Siripokphat, director of the TAT’s Surat Thani place of work.
Lots of Thai vacationers from Bangkok and other provinces have been found at the Ratchaprapa Dam, also recognized as the Cheow Lan Dam, in Ban Ta Khun district, on Saturday. Also popular were being Khong Phanom and Khao Sok nationwide parks in Phanom district. Much more than 30 resorts at Khao Sok have been entirely booked right up until Jan 2. Other camping websites also drew a lot of visitors.
Kraisak Phutthasupa, proprietor of Khao Sok Environmentally friendly Valley Resort in tambon Khlong Sok, claimed the New Year holiday break experienced served revive regional tourism, which has been having difficulties for two many years simply because of Covid-19.
Whilst most visitors are Thais, and not foreigners who have been a main source of visitors in Khao Sok ahead of the pandemic, the outlook has enhanced appreciably, stated Mr Kraisak, who is also a public relations officer with the Khao Sok Tourism Operators Association.
Holidaymakers queue at the Covid screening stage at the Ratchaprapa Dam in Surat Thani on Saturday. (Photo: Supapong Chaolan)