Koh Samui, Phangan and Tao see uptick in vacation tourists

While tourism is still far under the levels of 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic, it was showing an uptick before the Omicron variant drove authorities officials to cancel the Test & Go scheme that avoided any vital quarantine and which brought the vast majority of tourists since launching in November. But while tourism has been tepid, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao have been experiencing a rush of tourists, with packed flights ramping up for end of the 12 months escapes.
Bangkok Airways, which personal and operate the Koh Samui Airport and are almost solely the one airline permitted to land there, mentioned they have been including extra flights to keep up with the frenzy of holiday traveller demand. Yesterday alone 22 flights stuffed with vacationers were on the schedule to land on the resort island.
Over ติดตั้งโซล่าเซลล์ landed on the small, tropical Samui Airport yesterday, with Bangkok Airways reporting crowded planes all day. The flights introduced a mix of overseas travellers and home Thai vacationers, escaping to the islands for a year-end vacation.
Strict management measures have stored the islands from seeing too much Covid-19, with worldwide arrivals required to indicate full vaccination documents and a negative RT-PCR check and Thai travellers required to prove vaccination and have a physique temperature screening.
Koh Phangan has seen a sharp increase in traffic as nicely, as a muted version of their notorious Full Moon Party New Year’s Eve Countdown is approaching and beach venues put together for the festivities. Hotel house owners report rooms promoting out quickly for the get together, especially by Haad Rin Beach where the get together occurs, although pricing is half or much less of regular pre-Covid party pricing.
After efficiently relaunching the Full Moon Party on December 19, with 1000’s spread out throughout the seaside and the familiar booming of DJs enjoying dance music, native authorities are debating how long to let celebrations continue on New Year’s Eve. Local tourism operators have advised that Haad Rin, the small town at the southern tip of the island the place the celebration takes place, be sectioned off as a vaccinated-only journey bubble, but the proposal hasn’t gotten traction yet.
Koh Tao island, the scuba diving mecca additionally serviced by Koh Samui airport, has seen an uptick in arrivals as properly, as scuba companies report vacation divers arriving. Mojo Divers reported that, whereas they were nowhere close to the peak tourism figures from before the Covid-19 pandemic, they had seen an increase in customers with extra dives running and extra divers joining them. Others have reported an increase in police presence around the vacation, with vacationers on motorbikes being stopped for helmet and license plate checks.
While tourists are gradually coming back, the Tourism Association of Koh Samui says that the suspension of Thailand Pass registration has already had a noticeable influence on the rebound. The affiliation president said that local resorts have already lost around 5 million baht due to the stopping of Test & Go..

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