Phuket expects 150,000 more Indian tourists this year generating more than 7.5 billion baht after roadshow in India

Phuket –

Phuket is expecting more Indian tourists which will generate more than 7.5 billion baht this year, 2022, after a recent roadshow in India, according to relevant officials.

The Vice President of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation (PPAO) Mr. Arnuparb Wechwanichsanong told the Phuket Express, “The PPAO and the Phuket Toruism Association went to the roadshow tourism marketing event in India from August 1st to August 6th, 2022. The event marked the 75th anniversary of Thai and Indian relations.”

“Indian tourists are Phuket’s top tourism market. From May this year until now there have been 87,292 Indian tourists who have visited Phuket. There are more than 40 direct flights per week from India in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore,” Mr. Arnuparb explained.

“We are satisfied with this roadshow. About 250 tourism operators in India are interested in Phuket. From now until the end of this year there will be at least 150,000 Indian tourists who are visiting Phuket which will generated at least 7.5 billion baht,” Mr. Arnuparb added.

Arnuparb stated that the average Indian tourist stayed 5-6 days currently and spent about 50,000 baht over that period in total.

Arnuparb also said that the road show had determined that one significant need for Indian tourists in Phuket was more vegetarian food, especially at hotels, as many Indians don’t eat meat. Additionally, adding television channels with Indian content and languages was seen as a priority at hotels.


Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and get all our news delivered to you in one spam-free daily e-mail Click here! OR, enter your e-mail below!

Help support The Phuket Express in 2022!

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.