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Video Report: Romantic Thailand fast-tracks couples through Phuket immigration

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PHUKET: Couples are being fast-tracked through airport immigration for the month of love as part of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Romantic Thailand campaign.

The campaign, running from February 1 to 28, has already welcomed more than 400 couples to Phuket, said Anoma Wongyai, director of TAT Phuket.

“All couples entering the arrivals hall are invited to register with us, take photos and receive a souvenir from the TAT. When they present their souvenir to immigration officers, they are put through a fast-track lane,” Ms Anoma said.

“We hope that this will help promote Phuket, and Thailand, as a wedding and honeymooning destination.”

The TAT campaign comes on the heels of Fodor’s Travel naming Phuket in its selection of “World’s Best Honeymoon Destinations for 2015”.

“The stunning natural beauty of Thailand’s largest island has long been a draw for honeymooners. There are endless soft, white sandy beaches, electric blue waters and some of the best sunsets in the world over in Phuket,” the Fodor’s Travel review said. “The island also holds a vibrant nightlife and plenty of great restaurants – from the high-end to simple street stalls – that showcase the enthralling, piquant cuisine of Thailand. Cultural pleasures – such as a visit to the many Buddhist temples and shrines – can break up days at the beach. Other requirements: a romantic boat ride over to the gorgeous Phi Phi islands, and of course, experiencing the art of Thai Massage. With around 60 five-star resorts to choose from, couples are never at a loss for luxury here.”

The review went on to say that Phuket is “perfect for couples who have a flair for the far-flung and exotic, yet who also enjoy a good day at the beach”.

Fast-track immigration lanes for couples are also being organized at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, added Ms Anoma.

— Woranut Pechdee

 

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