Wichai Praisa-ngob, the Governor of Phuket, said that the Songkran Festival held by both government and private sectors in Phuket was fun and successful. Apart from letting people enjoy the Thai Water festival, it helped to preserve the remarkable traditions of Thailand as well.
He was happy to report that there were increased numbers of tourists, both Thais and foreigners, coming to join the festival in Phuket. The hotels and other accommodation around Phuket were mostly fully booked. Additionally, Phuket International Airport was also crowded by the flights from all over the world.
He said that the political crisis and protests in Bangkok contributed to people changing their destination from Bangkok to Phuket.