Phuket to generate 3.4 billion baht during vegetarian festival, says Phuket Tourism Authority

Phuket –

The TAT Phuket division is expecting to welcome 200,000 tourists which will generate 3.4 billion baht during the vegetarian festival.

The annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival was officially announced which will be held for nine days from September 26th to October 4th.

The Phuket Tourism Authority of Thailand (Phuket TAT) director Ms. Nantasiri Ronnasiri told the Phuket Express, “We are expecting about 100,000 Thai tourists and 80,000 foreign tourists who will visit Phuket during this upcoming vegetarian festival. The average number is at 200,000 tourists.”

“There will be 900 domestic flights and 500 international flights arriving in Phuket during the nine days of the festival. This will generate about 3.4 billion Baht.” Nantasiri concluded.

The estimate includes hotel, transportation, travel, and all other costs while about the island during the festival, according to TAT. This year will be the first full vegetarian festival without border closures or major Covid19 restrictions since 2019 due to the pandemic.

As a result, activities canceled or toned down during the past two years like parades, street dancing, food festivals open to the public, large scale ceremonies and events, and more would be returning and authorities were hoping these would bring large crowds of tourists.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.