Thai Airways International (THAI) inaugurated its first four-weekly Beijing-Phuket flight route recently. On this occasion, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has committed to offer its full support to the airlines, by co-hosting a familiarisation (FAM) trip for travel agents and members of the media from the People’s Republic of China.
The route is being promoted under a ‘Phuket Express’ campaign, leveraging the fact that tourists and travellers from China can now fly direct to the holiday island.
Speaking on the occasion, Bangornrat Chinaprayoon, Director, TAT-Beijing Office, said, “This new THAI route is vital as Phuket becomes ever more popular with tourists and travellers from China who can now conveniently come here for weekends, knowing they will find the world’s best beaches, a warm welcome, and unique local experiences that will provide amazing memories.”
The three day FAM trip would explore the natural and cultural attractions of Phuket. THAI is operating four flights per week on the new Beijing-Phuket route, using a 264-seat Dreamliner B787.