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Government claims that lighter travel restrictions have resulted in an increase in tourism in Phuket and Samui

Thailand’s tourism is evolving, with visitors arriving in small groups rather than large groups. All of this is down to the government’s decision to relax travel restrictions during the country’s peak season, which runs from March to May. The Thai government is praising itself for easing entry restrictions, which authorities claim has increased tourism in regions like Phuket and Koh Samui. The prime minister also urged Thais to maintain a positive tourism image in order to boost the country’s economy and create income.

According to Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, a government spokeswoman, up to 10,000 foreign passengers enter the nation each day, albeit the days of large tour groups are past — at least for the time being. He predicts that occupancy rates would rise to 60 to 80 percent, especially in popular areas like Patong Beach and Phuket Old Town. Meanwhile, many tourists flocked to Koh Samui and Koh Phang Ngan for the famous Full Moon Party, boosting the local economy.

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, according to Thanakorn, has encouraged police and relevant agencies in tourism zones to ensure the safety of both Thai and foreign tourists. According to a Nation Thailand study, Phuket welcomed 150,596 guests over the weekend of May 13–16, generating 1.82 billion baht in tourism earnings. During such long holidays, the province’s occupancy rate was 44.46 percent.

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