Prab Keesin

  • Tourism

    Thai tourism cavalcade rolls into town to get feedback on Phuket Model

    The who’s who of Thai tourism toured Phuket over Saturday and Sunday speaking to local tourism players and local officials about the situation on the island and gather some feedback about the so-called “Phuket model” which had been proposed to open the island to limited tourism from October 1. Ironically, the delegation rolled into town when the island was probably…

  • Phuket

    Patong businessman blames “State sponsored extortion” for town’s latest tourism woes

    Patong’s best known businessmen and local identity Pisona Groups’s Peechawut ‘Prab’ Keesin, son of long-serving Patong Mayor Pian Keesin, has posted claims saying that “state sponsored extortion”, in the form of taxes, is forcing prices up for tourists. His post, along with photos of empty Patong streets, says the charges are forcing businesses out and tourists to leave. “Patong is…