According to TAT projections, more than three million people are expected to travel throughout the country this month. During the current holiday weekend, it is expected that Phuket would generate a total of two billion baht. According to the head of the Phuket TAT office, a total of 24,370 international passengers landed on 137 flights operated by 29 different airlines between October 13 and 16. There will be 28,038 persons flying on domestic flights from the 217 international aircraft that will land in Phuket. The director predicts that hotel occupancy will reach 39% throughout the holiday weekend, with around 153,000 tourists visiting the island province. Tourism industry officials expect that more than three million individuals will travel throughout the month’s two holiday periods. The holiday began on Thursday, the first day honoring the anniversary of the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great. Locals and foreign tourists have begun to swarm Thailand’s most renowned tourist destinations throughout the country. The other holiday, which will occur from October 22 to October 24, is also expected to attract a large number of travelers. In lieu of King Chulalongkorn Day, which will occur on October 23 this year, a holiday will be held on October 24. The deputy governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thapanee Kiatphaibool, estimated that the country will earn over 12 billion baht during the two vacation periods combined. Moreover, he mentions that they anticipate an increase in tourists during these two holidays. As the rainy season winds down, the Bangkok Post says that the high season is just around the corner and that the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is conducting tourism promotional activities for the country’s northern and northeastern regions (known as Isaan).

The province of Surat Thani is predicted to receive 51,488 tourists between October 13 and October 16, with around 21,000 of these visitors coming from within Thailand. It is projected that hotel occupancy rates will reach 46%, resulting in 676 million Thai Baht in income. It is said that the Chak Phra festival, which incorporates the procession of hauling a Buddha image around in a decorated carriage, is the most significant tourist-attracting event. It is expected that the well-known Full Moon Party held at Haad Rin on Koh Pha Ngan would also attract tourists to Surat Thani, and ferries will boost their services to meet the demand.

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