European tourists who was expected to travel to South and Central America this August and September changed their mind to Phuket. The widespread Swine Flu in those areas and pneumonic plague outbreak in China advantages Phuket tourism as showned in an increase incoming and outgoing flights.
To prove that, Pratuang Sornkham, the new director of Phuket International Airport revealed that there will be more flights twice a week from three airlines; China, Spain and Korea in this month.
Reported by: Chiwat Puangsuwan, Radio Thailand – 15/8/2552
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