Phuket Tourist Association to hold ‘Andaman Travel Festival’

Loving Andaman Beach Festival / Photo: s2organizer

Loving Andaman Beach Festival / Photo: s2organizer

The Phuket Tourist Association will organize the ‘Andaman Travel Festival’ in late November to stimulate tourism in three provinces in the Andaman Sea region, including Phuket, Phan-nga and Krabi.

Phuket Tourist Association President Somboon Chirayus said the event would be in cooperation of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) and the Phuket Provincial Authority Organization (PAO) as well as tourism associations. He said the event will be organized at the Central Festival department store in Phuket province.

Mr Somboon noted that the event would feature displays and shows of hospitality and tourism packages by entrepreneurs of the three provinces. He expected that there would be at least 200 overseas tour operators attending the event.

The President said that the duration of the event would be during the beginning of the high season of Andaman tourism. He estimated that the number of tourists would be increased, adding that the occupancy would be about 60-70% this year, which was still lower than the same period last year of 80-90%.