Mr.Paiboon Upatising, President of the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization, said tourism entrepreneurs, Phuket Tourism Association, Tourism Authority of Thailand, and local leaders went to Germany to join in to promote Phuket tourism in the ITB event held from March 5th-12th 2011.
He said “Phuket got good feedback after joining the event. There were a lot of tourists and tour entrepreneurs who visited the event. Most were interested in Thai food such as Som Tum, Kai Yang, Tod Man, and also local Phuket cuisines. PPAO also hosted a dinner for tour agencies that take a lot of tourists to Phuket and took this opportunity to make business deals with them. I believe this event will help increase the number of European tourist booking trips to Phuket. The next market to be focused on is the middle-east. We are planning a road-show in United Arab Emirates soon.”