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Phuket hotels fully booked for Chinese New Year

Hotels in Phuket report that all rooms are fully booked this weekend for Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day, Bang-orn Chinaprayoo, the tourism authority director in Phuket, said on Wednesday.

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Hotels in Phuket report that all rooms are fully booked this weekend for Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day, Bang-orn Chinaprayoo, the tourism authority director in Phuket, said on Wednesday.

“Hotel rooms in Khao Lak in nearby Phnag Nga province are also booked out from Feb 12 to 15,” Mrs Bang-orn said.

The average occupancy rate in Phuket stood at 90 per cent, which was very high.

She said most foreign tourists were coming from Asia and Europe at this time of year, which is the high season for Phuket and other coastal provinces on the Andaman Sea.

A large number of Thai tourists would also visit the resort island as hotels are launching tourism promotion campaigns to impress visitors.

She expected tourists will spend about 500 million baht in Phuket during the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day celebration.

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