On 29 November, Choomporn Silapa-Archa, the Minister of Tourism and Sports, presided over the official opening of Westin Siray Bay Resort and Spa. In the event, the minister urged local administrative organizations in Phuket to provide good care for Phuket’s tourism in order to make the impressive tourist trips. He agreed that Phuket should govern itself since it directly helped in public utility development which was a part of tourism development.
Moreover, he said that his ministry would support with budget in projects developing Phuket tourism including the expansion of Phuket International Airport, Phuket International Conference and Exhibition Center, and preparation of Phuket to be the host of Asian Beach Games 2014. He was confident that these projects would definitely benefit the island’s tourism. He commented that the hotel entrepreneurs investing in Phuket during this high season got a good opportunity. He hoped that every hotel would serve their clients the best they can to create a good image to the island.