Phuket Tourism News – Specialised Expo, Phuket Dolphins, Tripadvisor Awards 2023
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Phuket Tourism News – Specialised Expo, Phuket Dolphins, Tripadvisor Awards 2023

Phuket Tourism News – Specialised Expo, Phuket Dolphins, Tripadvisor Awards 2023

Last updated on June 28, 2023 By

Phuket Tourism News | Episode 23 | June 25

Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have an amazing time when you come on holiday to Phuket.

Phuket fails bid to host Specialised Expo

Sad news came out last night (June 21st) from Paris as Thailand has not won its bid for Phuket to host the World Specialised Expo 2027/28 following the final voting held at the 172nd general assembly of the event organiser, the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), in Paris. We would like to say well done to the Phuket TAT the Phuket Governor and all the

local Phuket companies and businesses who have all put in so much effort to try to win the bid. We would like to wish Serbia congratulations in their bid to host the event in Belgrade.

Read more – Phuket fails bid to host Specialised Expo

Phuket tourism revenue returns to pre-Covid level

It has been reported in the media that tourism in the southern island province, that’s Phuket by the way, has returned to its pre-Covid level by revenue, while the number of visitors remains lower than before the pandemic due partly to fewer returning Chinese tourists, according to local authorities. Seems that the Russian’s who came in force during the high season were big spenders.

Stranded dolphin rescued, taken into care in Phuket

A young bottlenose dolphin, which was spotted in Phuket waters has been successfully rescued and is now receiving treatment at the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC), as confirmed by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR). The authorities successfully rescued the lost bottlenose dolphin that had ventured into the Tha Chin River in the Ratsada

district of Phuket. Residents, anglers, and fishermen in the district spotted the dolphin swimming in Tha Chin River near Koh Sire Bridge and reported it to the Sireetarn Marine Endangered Animals Rescue Centre.

Read More – Stranded dolphin rescued, taken into care in Phuket

Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice and the Best of the Best Things to Do Thailand 2023

For the third year running, 5 Star Marne Phuket has been awarded the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice award, and that alone is awesome:


Two of our private tours, our Phi Phi Island Private Tour and our James Bond Island Private Tour were ranked in the top 10 “Best Of The Best

Thailand 2023” Making them one of the top 10 things to do in Thailand for any traveller visiting the Kingdom.

The Tripadvisor’s travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Overall Experiences Thailand 2023 top 10 were picked due to the high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period and each winner has passed a Tripadvisor rigorous trust and safety standards.

Did you know that fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor’s 8 million listings are awarded Best of the Best, signifying the highest level of excellence in travel.

Awards like this come with hard work, dedication and an amazing team. We are so proud of our team who have all individually contributed to these awards.

And thank you to our awesome guests.

To see the full list, click here –

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Phuket Tourism News now in audio format

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