Number of Korean tourists increasing 20 percent in Phuket after roadshow in Korea

PHOTO: MGR online

Phuket –

The number of South Korean tourists in Phuket have increased 20 percent after a roadshow tourism event in Korea last month.

Until the end of this year there will be at least 10,000 Korean tourists who are visiting Phuket which will generate at least 200 million baht.

The numbers of Korean tourists who have visited Phuket have increased 20 percent within two weeks after the roadshow said Phuket and tourism officials.

From May 1st to September 18th, the number of South Korean tourists in Phuket was 10,252 while until October 13th, the number was 13,767, according the Immigration daily report.

Thailand enters its critical “high season”, quarter four, shortly and have been amping up efforts to boost tourism country wide.

This comes after the Covid-19 pandemic essentially shut down Thailand’s foreign tourist industry, a significant source of national GDP, for over two years due to border controls and business restrictions.

In Phuket, the tourism industry is responsible for almost the entire GDP of the island.

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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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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.