Koh Tao sees record-breaking one-day vacationer inflow

The island of Koh Tao has seen a record-breaking variety of tourists reported to have landed on July 28. The Surat Thani Provincial Governor, Wichuwat Jinto, shared the glorious news earlier right now.
Koh Tao, the smallest of the three major southern gulf islands, welcomed a staggering three,106 guests, all of whom arrived by way of boat on the identical day. This influx marked the start of a government-mandated six-day vacation, concluding on August 2. This turnout was unprecedented in the island’s historical past, based on the provincial governor.
Interestingly, overseas vacationers made up about 90% of the arrivals, a lot of whom had been doubtless on their way to Koh Phangan to attend the Full Moon Party. This in style occasion is scheduled to happen on Haad Rin Beach on August 3, delayed at some point for the double Buddha Days the place alcohol is forbidden from being served, reported Bangkok Post.
Concurrently, there was a surge in arrivals on Koh Samui, the most important of the three islands. Approximately 141,454 vacationers had been reported to have used the island’s airport in July.
Projected data for August signifies that this quantity would see a rise of simply about 30,000, translating to a complete of 171,834 vacationers. Insane are made based mostly on the variety of hotel bookings. Aside from air travel, an extra influx of holiday makers was anticipated to be arriving by ferry or pace boat from the mainland as well as from Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao.
President of the Tourism Association of Koh Samui, Ratchaporn Poonsawat, expressed issues in regards to the shortage of flights obtainable to cater to the overflow of vacationers who had already booked a room. This limitation resulted in cancellations.
Ratchaporn announced that the affiliation has approached airlines with requests to boost the every day variety of flights to as many as 50 during peak season. If accomplished, these measures would likely inject round five billion baht into the financial system of Samui, Pha Ngan, and Koh Tao..

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