Phuket Welcomes More Chinese Tourists During ‘Golden Week’

Phuket –

More Chinese tourists are coming to Phuket during the ‘Golden Week’ of the Chinese National Day.

The Director of the Phuket International Airport, Mr. Wanchai Tanod, told the Phuket Express that on Monday (October 2nd), he and airport staff welcomed 106 passengers from a direct Air China flight at the international terminal. More Chinese tourists are visiting Phuket on the Chinese National Day during what is called the ‘Golden Week’.

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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.