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Tourism Authority of Thailand reveals 2019 Songkran increases in tourist revenue

BANGKOK: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revealed that tourism revenue earned from international visitor arrivals to Thailand and domestic trips during the 2019 Songkran holiday all showed year-on-year increases over the same period in 2018. TAT Governor K. Yuthasak Supasorn said that during the holiday period of April 12-16, 2019, total revenue from the international arrivals and domestic trips amounted to 22.07 billion Baht, an increase of 15 percent year-on-year. The number of international arrivals reached 543,300 (up 8% year-on-year) and generated revenue of 10.23 billion Baht (up 14%). There were 3.27 million trips by domestic tourists (up 3%) generating 11.84 billion Baht (up 7%). According to K. Yuthasak, international visitor arrivals performance was, overall near the projections. [...]

By |2019-04-26T10:46:04+07:00April 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Songkran No Alcohol 2019

This year’s Songkran No Alcohol, or Songkran ‘No L’, celebration will take place on Dibuk Road, covering the area of Limelight Avenue Phuket and the 72nd Anniversary Queen Sirikit Park, in Phuket Town. The peaceful water festival offers a free concert with a mix of DJ and live bands. On April 13, the stage will be filled with DJ Riviere, MC King, DJ Dom, DJ Ar, MC Tap, Punpun, Jiajia, The Satix, Tripple J, Underpass, Black Pearl, Mahajumroen and Kimyong. The attendees shall note that there will be some restriction to join this year's Songkran No Alcohol celebration, including no alcohol beverage, no cigarette, being inebriated, being shirtless, no weapon and fighting while high-pressure water guns are not allowed as [...]

By |2019-04-01T09:19:55+07:00April 13th, 2019||0 Comments

The Myth Patong soft opening right on time for Songkran party

PHUKET: The Myth Patong hosted its soft opening today (April 11) and is ready to throw a big Songkran Party tomorrow (April 12) as well as on Songkran Day, April 13, under the theme ‘Wet White Party’. The party goers will enjoy music from famous DJs such as DJ Buddha and DJ Ono, as well as from the DJ Phuket Academy led by DJ Maclaren (Chaichana Thomya), starting from 5:00pm onwards. Alongside great music comes good food, with plenty of food trucks, food stalls and a rain stage where the attendees can enjoy the water festival in a splash. Thanks to their hotspot location right opposite Jungceylon shopping mall in Patong, The Myth offers a ready-made, multi-purpose space of 4,000 [...]

By |2019-04-11T21:21:29+07:00April 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Road and Marine Safety Center kicks off

PHUKET: The Road and Marine Safety Center for Songkran Festival has kicked off on April 10 at the Provincial Hall in Phuket Town, chaired by Phuket Vice Governors, K. Prakob Wongmaneerung, K. Thanyawat Chanpinit, and K. Supot Rodruang Na Nongkai. “Songkran is a long public holiday and the roads are busier than usual, which results in an increasing number of accidents. The main causes of accidents, according to recent statistics, are driving under the influence of alcohol, exceeding the speed limit, driving an unsafe motorcycle, running pass in front of another vehicle and exhaustion from a long drive, while the top three vehicles involved in accidents are motorcycles, pick-up trucks, and sedan vehicles,” Vice Governor Prakob explained. He said that [...]

By |2019-04-11T09:37:19+07:00April 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Phuket getting ready for a safe Songkran ahead

PHUKET: The Road and Marine Accident Protection and Reduction Center held a meeting today (April 4) at the Phuket Provincial Hall, in Phuket Town, chaired by Phuket Governor, K. Pakkapong Tawipat, to discuss the preparations of the upcoming Songkran Festival. Songkran Festival is an event where boisterous fun and ancient traditions go hand-in-hand. For tourists, the event offers a chance to enjoy a huge celebration where water parties break out in the streets of Thailand’s towns and villages. For locals, it is a time when they can spend precious moments with their families and visit the temples to observe ancient rites and make merit. The safety operations will take place from April 11 to 17 to monitor both the piers [...]

By |2019-04-04T16:48:30+07:00April 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments