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This coming long weekend in Thailand is set to bring a much needed boost for Hua Hin’s hotels.
According to a senior figure in the tourism industry, the four day weekend, from Oct 22 to Oct 25 inclusive, will see Hua Hin’s hotels at almost full capacity.
The surge in bookings from domestic tourists has been boosted by the third phase of the government’s We Travel Together scheme aimed at increasing domestic tourism throughout Thailand.
Mr. Udom Srimahachota, Director of Thai Hotels Association and owner of the Baan Talay Dao Resort, Hua Hin said his hotel was at 95% capacity and that almost all of the 32 rooms at his resort were booked between October 21-24.
Elsewhere, Ms. Sudarak Komolkitisakul, the manager of Milano Hua Hin said that the resort will be about 50% full over the weekend
Mr. Prakob Chamnankit, owner of Hua Hin Fantasia Park said tourism in the town had improved in recent weeks, but generally only at weekends.
All resorts were implementing strict COVID-19 preventative measures for guests, while all staff are now fully vaccinated.
Thai news site Manager visited Hua Hin on Thursday and reported that town was generally quite. However, the report said that more tourists were expected to arrive in Hua Hin from Friday, including those on the Air Asia flight from Chiang Mai.
The long weekend marks of the end of Buddhist Lent, the public holiday on October 22, Chulalongkorn Day on October 23 and the substitution day on October 25.