Chinese ambassador visits Phuket as tourism surges

Chinese vacationer arrivals are expected to surge to over 300,000 in April, according to the Chinese ambassador to Thailand, Han Zhiqiang. The ambassador made a courtesy visit to Phuket governor Narong Woonciew on the Provincial Hall on Saturday, the place the two worked to strengthen ties between Thailand and China and increase tourism to Phuket and beyond.
Privacy and the Chinese ambassador went over a quantity of plans, including Thailand’s aim to chair the Specialised Expo 2028. They discussed the prospects for vacationers travelling between China and Thailand and likewise worked on the objective of Phuket establishing sister cities within China.
Tourism was first on the docket as Phuket has been a hotspot since China lifted tourism journey restrictions in January. Currently, an average of 20,000 Chinese tourists go to each day on 20 flights into Phuket International Airport.
The numbers are steadily increasing and trade officials believe the ambassador’s go to will give an additional increase and encourage extra Chinese travellers to move to Thailand.
The president of the Phuket Tourist Association, Thaneth Tantipiriyakij, said the go to of the Chinese ambassador will benefit the tourism sector on the island. The Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation has additional plans to host a travelling roadshow in Shanghai, Chengdu, and Nanning. They will work with the non-public sector to organise and run these travel events.
Phuket has already established links with several cities in China, together with Yantai, Hainan, Ningxia Hui, Guilin, Yanjiang, Xiamen, and the Macau particular administrative area. Governor Narong now has his sights set on a partnership with Xi’an next.
The Phuket government additionally has its eye on the Specialised Expo and Ambassador Han hinted that China would possibly throw assist behind internet hosting the world expo as Phuket Expo 2028..