Jump to content

Airports of Thailand president says tourism won’t pick back up until October


Thaiger
 Share

Recommended Posts

While Phuket’s “Sandbox” travel scheme is poised to reopen the island to foreign tourists on July 1, Airports of Thailand doesn’t expect arrivals to really pick up until October, which is the start of Thailand’s “high season” for tourism. The Tourism Authority of Thailand expects 600,000 tourists to arrive between July and September, but AoT president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn says the “Sandbox” scheme might not attract as many tourists as officials expect, adding that the island will be in its “low season” for tourism during the rainy months. Under the Phuket Sandbox travel programme, tourists who are vaccinated against Covid-19, and […]

The post Airports of Thailand president says tourism won’t pick back up until October appeared first on Thaiger News.

Read the full story

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Thaiger said:

 . . . but AoT president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn says the “Sandbox” scheme might not attract as many tourists as officials expect, adding that the island will be in its “low season” for tourism during the rainy months.

Seems like it takes as high a font of knowledge as the AoT president to make these 2 remarks - brilliant, eh? - but he'll have had his kicks from having made the news . . . Thai officialdom at its typical best.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So we now have TAT versus AOT. Is TAT being over optimistic, positive in their attitude or unrealistic? Similarly is AOT being realistic (taking into account it is low season)  and travellers reservations regarding being amongst the pioneers for the sandbox trial or can AOT not see much light at the end of the tunnel for a few more months?

Someone has to start the ball rolling and whilst 'Operation Sandbox' hasn't been managed very well, it is a start. My personal view is that numbers of international visitors will be considerably lower than predicted by TAT. Some people may liken it to the movie 'JAWS'. 'Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water'.

The one thing we can hope for is that the sandbox trial is successful and the flood gates can slowly open (with caution).

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

As i said in my yesterday's post, this guy and airline's execs know real booking numbers. I will be watching Phuket arrivals next week, so far for domestic flights, out of 37 scheduled flights only 2 landed, the rest are cancelled

  • Thanks 1
  • Cool 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nö quarantine but forced to stay in one of the super expensive chosen Covid sandbox hotels.

Who want to go there ?

Edited by King Cotton
Deletion of meaningless text-talk symbols, as per Guideline 15
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, Funnyyo said:

Nö quarantine but forced to stay in one of the super expensive chosen Covid sandbox hotels.

Who want to go there ?

Who, indeed? . . . Fair question, but there's really no cause to 'like' yourself!

Your other, duplicated post was deleted.

 

Hello, Funnyyo and welcome to Thaiger Talk

Please feel free to tell us a bit about yourself in 'Introductions'. It's good to pick-up on those sometimes differing regional or geographical perspectives.

And check-out the Guidelines, too, when you get a free minute. They're there to help us all enjoy our time here.

Happy posting

King Cotton

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Join Thaiger Talk Today!

    Sign up in 30 seconds and join the discussion on everything Thailand!

  • Latest Posts

    1. 1

      News Forum - Bangkok to speed up removal of illegal canal structures

    2. 65
    3. 1

      News Forum - Bus fare collector dies in tragic motorcycle crash in Bangkok

    4. 18

      Wise demanding detailed personal and financial information

    5. 18

      Wise demanding detailed personal and financial information

  • Tell a friend

    Love Thaiger Talk? Tell a friend!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By posting on Thaiger Talk you agree to the Terms of Use