Amway to deliver B2.5bn boost to Phuket
PHUKET: The Phuket office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) expects the 18,000 Amway sales representatives arriving from China to spend up to 2.5 billion baht during their month-long stay on Phuket.
Phuket Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkaosutthirak together with Director Bangonrat Shinaprayoon of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office welcomed and gave flowers to the first group of arriving Amway delegates at Phuket International Airport on Sunday.
The Amway seminars will be held daily and will continue until May 14. Overall, the seminars will be attended by 18,000 Amway delegates, with 500 arriving in Phuket daily, said an Amway China representative.
“It is such an honor that Amway has chosen Phuket for the seminar and we welcome those Amway representatives. We have being preparing for three months to welcome the group in respect of both accommodation and security arrangements,” V/Gov Somkiet said.
“This is one of the biggest groups in the world so we have also arranged to assist them with traffic control [when traveling around the island],” he added.
“The Laguna Group and Phuket FantaSea are hosting them for accommodation, seminar halls and other activities. I hope the group are impressed with our hospitality,” V/Gov Somkiet said.
TAT Phuket office Director Bangonrat said “China is our main tourism target as there are more than 340,000 Chinese tourists coming to Phuket every year. So it is good that we have had a chance to welcome the Amway group.”
“Phuket will be stepping to a bigger tourist attraction market by including business seminars. The Amway seminars, bolstered by Amway representatives’ spending could possibly earn Phuket 2.5bn baht,” she added.
— Kritsada Mueanhawong
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