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More Russians Expected to Come to Enjoy Phuket, Pegas MD Tells Governor

Sunday, October 27, 2013
PHUKET: Russian visitors to Phuket were up 36 percent this year on last year, Pegas Managing Director Kublay Atac told Phuket's Governor this week.

The pair met behind closed doors at Phuket Provincial Hall with Mr Atac emerging from his session with Phuket Governor Maitree Intrusud to brief journalists.

''We discussed ways to grow tourism,'' Mr Atac said. He said that the governor was keen for tourists to understand the laws of Thailand and potential dangers - such as the risks on the beaches - before they left their resorts.

Mr Atac said he expected the number of Russians coming to Phuket and Thailand to continue to increase.

About 70 percent of the Russians who visited Phuket came with Pegas, he said.

''Pegas brings about 580,000 Russians a year to Thailand and about 210,000 of them come to Phuket.''

He said it was important for people to understand that the Pegas drivers were working on contracts, and were not employed directly by Pegas.

He said the aim was to bring people to Thailand so they could enjoy the country, not just to boost the Pegas business.

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Nothing about operating safe busses and vans with proved drivers?

Posted by juswunderin on October 27, 2013 18:08

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" he said it was important for people to know the drivers were on contracts " .What is emportant to know about this statement ?
What has this got to do with the story ? I sense and underlying message here , maybe it has to do about responsibility to distance yourself . Just as everyone does here .

Posted by P win on October 27, 2013 18:31

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Thats bad news!

Posted by Eric on October 28, 2013 22:15

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Thanks, Krabi next time with my family, not Phuket, I think the russians are very, very tiresome, but maybe Phuketians get what they deserve now, when the quality Scandinavians are going to Krabi and Khao Lak instead, somnamnaa.

Posted by Wilai on October 28, 2013 23:53

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Mr.Wilai,
Time to say good morning, you better to wake up from the dreams of " quality Scandinavians " , this was the choice of hoteliers , guess why ;)

Posted by Oscar on October 30, 2013 21:48


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