PHUKET: Suwalai Pinpradap, director of the Southern Region 4 office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has announced that more than 5 million tourists visited Phuket in 2007, spending a total of 94.239 billion baht.
She forecast that this year there would be 6 million visitors to the island.
According to the TAT’s latest statistics, about 8 million tourists visited Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi provinces, together spending a total of 120 billion baht.
Phuket was clearly the three provinces’ leading money maker, with about 62.5% of visitors to the region visiting the island, and 78.5% of the region’s income being realized in Phuket.
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