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Phuket's new Chinese envoy announces the consulate's opening

Phuket's Popularity Among Chinese Tourists Leads to Consulate Opening

Friday, November 7, 2014
PHUKET: About 100 people gathered at the Royal Phuket City hotel yesterday to celebrate the opening of a Chinese Consulate on Phuket.

Among the dignitaries who joined Ms Wang Huijuan, Deputy Consul General and Director of the Phuket Consular Office of the Consul General, were Phuket's Governor, Nisit Jansomwong, Police Lieutenant General Ruengsak Jaritaek from Bangkok, Chinese embassy officials, the president of the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation, Paiboon Upatising, former Phuket Members of Parliament and honorary consuls.

The decision was made to open a consulate on Phuket because of the large number of Chinese tourists visiting Phuket.

The new offices are in Royal Plaza, diagonally opposite Tesco-Lotus at the intersection where an underpass is now being constructed.

Governor Nisit made the point that Phuket had a long, historic relationship with Chinese visitors of all kinds and the relationship was likely to continue unimpeded.

China has other consulates in Thailand at Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and Hat Yai.

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I look forward to the first Chinese Driving School being opened!

Posted by Mister Ree on November 7, 2014 10:22

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Mister Ree... I think you will have a long wait..

Must say they ain't the most confident on a scooter....,

Posted by Robert on November 7, 2014 12:15

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Phuket is not particularly popular among Chinese.

Vietnam and The Philippines are not welcoming them with open arms and after disappearance of flight MH-371 the number of visitors to Malaysia has decreased.

The China National Tourism Administration issued a notice to travel agencies Monday evening (2nd Sept 2014) advising them to stop organizing Hong Kong-bound tours until further notice, due to pro-democracy protests.

China's official population is app. 1.3 Billion.

An estimated 1.8 million Chinese tourists visited the US in 2013, and that number is expected to grow by 21 percent in to 2.1 million this year.

Posted by Sam on November 7, 2014 17:55

Editor Comment:

Telling us about something that happened in September?

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Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong started long before September Ed.
However as you know it 's not ended yet.

Travel advisory for HK was issued by The China National Tourism Administration on September 2nd and still in place.

Posted by Sam on November 7, 2014 18:18

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Phuket is not particularly popular among Chinese.
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I beg to differ. My hotels used to cater for predominantly-Western guests.

Over the past couple of years, a paradigm shift has occurred in the
demographics of my guests.

Now more than 50% of my hotel guests are mainland Chinese, and that % share continues to grow.

Posted by Simon Luttrell on November 7, 2014 21:02


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