In 8 months, Phuket Sandbox generated over 50 billion baht

Published on : Saturday, March 26, 2022

Nanthasiri Ronnasiri, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket office, has declared that since July 1st, 2021, Phuket has profited from more than 400,000 tourists, generating B51 billion for the economy of the country.

Since its launch on July 1st, 2021, the Phuket Sandbox has generated over 50 billion baht in local revenue, as per the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

On Wednesday, Nanthasiri Ronnasiri, director of TAT’s Phuket office, stated that in the last eight months, over 400,000 tourists had arrived on the island province from foreign countries.

There were 140,000 hotel rooms available before the outbreak of Covid-19. There had been 70,000 rooms since July, reserved by people coming from overseas.

Ms. Nanthasiri said that in Phuket, tourists previously stayed an average of 12 nights before going to other provinces.
“Now, tourists are staying in Phuket for an average of nine nights.”

“Direct revenue from tourist arrivals is about 21 billion baht. The arrivals have created jobs and generated income for people at grassroots level. Business revolves at all levels, from vendors to local residents. This has put about 51 billion baht in revenue into the Phuket economy,’’ said Ms Nanthasiri.

Also, TAT has given more stress to the domestic tourist market, she said.

In Udon Thani province and other areas, it planned roadshows where there are cross-regional flights providing convenient travel to Phuket.

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