As everybody is well aware, the awful COVID-19 pandemic hit Thai hospitality business especially hard with Phuket being among provinces to take the biggest toll. Yet local operators and government agencies do their best to attract at local tourists from Bangkok and all over the country.
The most recent initiative announced by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office is a series of exciting events and festivals, scheduled between now and November 2021.
Leveraging on Phuket’s outstanding beaches and charming Sino-Portuguese buildings as well as popular local delicacies, the events and festivals include dining, sports and arts extravaganzas.
The first of this year's “Roi Rim Lay” seafood festivals was held on 26-28 February, 2021, at Saphan Hin. The event featured more than 170 stalls, mostly offering renowned local delicacies, fresh and cooked seafood, as well as agricultural and tourism-related products at reasonable prices.
The next “Roi Rim Lay” will be held at Patong Beach on 19-21 March, 2021, and at Laguna Grove in Cherng Talay on 10-12 April, 2021.
The island’s first-ever Amazing Thailand Phuket Surfskate Series 2021 was launched on 20 February, 2021, at Phuket Old Town. Next events of this fast-growing street surfing sport are scheduled for 20 March at Kata Beach, 23 May at Karon Beach, 14 August at Patong Beach, and 13 November at Surin Beach.
Also Laguna Phuket is organising its Laguna Phuket Thailand SUP Championship 2021 from March 31 through April 4, 2021. The event will be held at the stunning Bang Tao beach.
The Kata Karon Hotel Association has initiated the “Art Vasion” project featuring street art paintings by 35 artists from Phuket and Bangkok to create new ‘check-in’ points for visitors. The paintings can be found at five key locations: the canal-side area between Club Med Phuket and OZO Phuket; the beachside alleyway near The Boathouse Phuket; Kata’s beachfront wall near the Surf House Phuket; the wall in front of The SIS Kata, and The Pizza Company’s wall.
In addition, Laguna Phuket is staging the ‘Revive 555 Festival’, a series of events starting from 31 March to 18 April, 2021.
And to make the events even more attractive, tourism operators in Phuket are offering special discounts and privileges at www.phuketgreattime.com. Check them out!