More than 200,000 Tourists Visit Samui Island in the First Month of 2023

PHOTO: Surat Thani Public Relations Department

Samui Island –

More than 200,000 tourists have visited Samui Island since the beginning of this year.

The Surat Thani Governor Mr. Wichawut Jintoe told the press today (January 31st) that from January 1st to January 23rd, there were 178,077 tourists who visited Samui Island. Of those, 86,507 arrived by planes and 91,570 arrived by ferries.

“This number did not include tourists from cruise ships which were four rounds for one day trips and two rounds stayed on Samui Island for one night. At the end of this month there will be more than 200,000 tourists who are visiting Samui Island,” Mr. Wichawut noted.

“The number of tourists who are visiting Samui Island in the first month of the year has been increased when compared with years before. They also visited nearby islands such as Phangan Island and Tao Island (Turtle Island) as well as other tourism places on the land. This is a good start which shows that Samui Island is one of the top places in Thailand that tourists like to visit,” Mr. Wichawut added.

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.