More than 90,000 Tourists to Visit Surat Thani Including Samui Island During Songkran Festival

Samui, Surat Thani, News Brief:

More than 67,000 foreign tourists, and 23,000 Thai tourists are expected to visit Surat Thani including Samui Island during the Songkran Festival Period.

The Surat Thani Governor Vichawut Jintoe told the Phuket Express that from April 13th to April 16th the tourism authority is expecting to welcome 91,000 tourists. Of those 23,000 will be Thai tourists while 60,000 will be foreign tourists.

During the Songkran festival Surat Thai including Samui Island will generate about 1.2 Billion baht in tourist revenue, estimates the governor.


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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.