Phuket welcomes tourists from China into the Thailand visa exemption program.
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Now for the update:
On Monday morning (September 25th) at the Phuket International Airport, the Phuket Governor Naroong Woonciew and airport staffers welcomed tourists on three direct flights from China.
The Director of the Phuket International Airport Mr. Monchai Tanod told the Phuket Express that there were 158 passengers from Spring Airlines, a direct flight from Hangzhou, 180 passengers from Air China, a direct flight from Shanghai, and 237 passengers from Air China in a direct flight from Beijing.
There were 2,341,080 Chinese visitors so far this year up until September 17th. Phuket is the second top Chinese visitors destination in Thailand after Bangkok. This Visa Exemption scheme is estimated to generate 257 billion baht from Chinese visitors this year.