Phuket and Pattaya campaign to revive tourism as crisis shows improving signs

12 Feb 2021

As the Covid-19 crisis shows signs of improving, two of Thailand's most popular tourist destinations, Phuket and Pattaya City, have launched new promotions. 

While Pattaya City launched "Have You Ever" Phuket has come up with an online campaign called "Check-in Chonburi Free 500" 

On Wednesday, Phuket Governor Narong Wunsiew said that with the coronavirus having severely hit the island's tourism sector, it was now time for the province to begin reviving its economy. 

Bhummikitti Ruktaengam, president of the Phuket Tourist Association, said new drawing cards would also be promoted.

The "Have You Ever" campaign also promoted a subculture being developed in the province, which potential visitors were urged to experience, said Nanthasiri Ronsiri, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand's Phuket office. 

Phaithun Silapawisut, a consultant to the president of the provincial administration organization of Phuket, called on Thais around the country to share the Facebook page of the campaign as a way to attract foreigners to visit Phuket again. 

As for the 'Check-in Chonburi Free 500' campaign in Pattaya, a 100 baht cash coupon for use at about 130 tourist attractions, spas, restaurants, and cafes will be offered to visitors who check into a hotel anywhere in the province.

On the first night of the guest's stay, five coupons will be given, up to a maximum of 10 coupons for two nights or a double booking on the same night. 

More information about the campaign can be found at www.pattayadealdee.com.

Ekkasit Ngamphichet, president of the Business and Tourism Association of Pattaya, said the campaign was supported by a variety of local groups, including spas and wellness businesses, restaurants, and bistros. 

Only hotel guests who live outside Chon Buri are entitled to receive the coupons, said Thitiphat Siranatthasikun, president of the Chonburi Attractions Association.