Mr.Chanchai Duangjit – Director of TAT Phuket office recently said “Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival held from October 15th – 23rd is growing in popularity with tourist, especially those from Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China. The number of tourists visiting from these countries during the Festival continues to grow every year”
TAT expects that during the 10-12 days of the Vegetarian Festival Phuket will welcome more than 100,000 visitors. It is estimated that the total revenue from this time will be in the region of 600-650 million baht.
Miss Umaporn Yeemee, Receptionist at Phuket Pearl Hotel said “This year’s Vegetarian Festival has seen room bookings slightly more than last year. From October 19th onwards the hotel is 100% full.”
Mrs.Somjit Chuenpimolchankij, Head of Reservations at Royal Phuket City said “During the last 3 days of this year’s Vegetarian Festival the rooms of the hotel are almost fully booked, we believe this is because the hotel is within walking distance of the parade.”
Many of Phuket’s hotels follow with the tradition of serving only vegetarian food and are ready to welcome all tourists during this annual event.