Phuket still needs you

Thailand has been in the news a lot recently. Most of the time the press is hard on Thailand – and rightly so given the shambles the country has found itself in. However, one issue that comes up in discussions of Phuket and Thailand in general is how safe the place is for tourists. If you’re planning a trip to Phuket, fear not, because even when there are demonstrations all over the country, Phuket is still safe for visitors.

It was unusual for there to be protests in Phuket and even more unusual for them to get a bit out of hand. When Phuket International Airport was locked down there were many people questioning the actions of those responsible. Regardless, Phuket International Airport is open and functioning.

There was some bad news for Phuket with One-Two-Go and Nok Air suspending flights to the island, but what this really means is that there are now less people in Phuket and there are less budget travelers, which in our minds makes it the perfect time to visit.

While it may be a little more expensive to fly to Phuket at the moment, don’t let that put you off, because Phuket is a great place to visit for a holiday with its wide array of beaches and islands. The nightlife scene is also jumping at the moment in Phuket.

It looks as if the coming high season may not be so kind to Phuket as last year’s. This is to be expected. But while the tourism industry may suffer, travelers will actually get a better deal in many respects as there will be less people on the island, making the beaches more appealing.

The coming months will certainly be an interesting time for Phuket and we hope that people continue to visit the island.

Author: Phuket Vogue

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