PHUKET: A caravan of four mobile homes and a trailer full of facilities free for tourists to use will be set up from 7:30pm to 9:00pm in Phuket this Saturday as part of a promotional campaign to make tourists feel safe about travelling in Thailand. The caravan, called the “Thailand Tourist Police Roadshow 2013”, was launched in Bangkok on Tuesday under a joint campaign by the Tourist Police and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports
PHUKET: At least seven Phuket hotels and resorts have signed up for the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) campaign, offering discounted room rates to Bangkok flood evacuees. Bangornrat Shinaprayoon, director of the TAT office in Phuket, said Phuket was one destination that many people from Bangkok were fleeing to. Many are staying in hotels in Phuket Town or returning to stay with their relatives, she said
PHUKET: Fifty divers are needed to take part in the clean-up of a popular dive site off the coast of Phuket later this month.
PHUKET: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is revising strategies to deal with the economic crisis in Europe and bad situations in the domestic market, such as floods and violence in the South, all of which threaten Thai tourism. Phuket is featured in the plans despite record visitor arrivals during the first half of this year and what some see as formidable …
PHUKET: THE current economic climate will have no effect on the Phuket Vegetarian Festival this year, says the director of the southern regional office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
PHUKET: Hundreds of Phuket massage therapists lined Kata Beach this morning ready to play their part in a mass Thai massage session that unofficially broke the standing world record. A total of 584 pairs of hands worked in unison to rub and relax, surpassing the current official record of 232 pairs of hands set by Tourism Victoria Australia. An officer with the Ministry of Health explained that although many of the events including those in Ubon Ratchathani and Phuket had more participants than the current record, Guinness World Records would be invited to attend the official attempt at the record in Bangkok later this year
PHUKET: A total of 584 pairs of hands will be working together tomorrow at Kata Beach in Phukets attempt to set the world record for the most people simultaneously performing Thai massage. The current record stands at 232 pair, set on March 20 last year by Tourism Victoria Australia. Phukets attempt will more than double the record, but the digits have their own special meaning