Phuket – Kazakhstan links
The Tourism Association of Phuket will be travelling to Kazakh cities of Almaty and Astana from 15 to 20 June in order to open new tourist markets, organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Efforts include a direct flight between the two destinations to allow more Kazakhs the ability to visit Phuket the whole year round. Currently the Kazakhs mainly visit Phuket during the high season on charter flights.
According to Mr. Bhuritt, representatives of the Phuket Tourism Association will meet with CEOs of Air Astana, the national airline of Kazakhstan, on 17 June to discuss a possibility of opening a Phuket-Astana direct flight.
On 19 June, Thai delegates are scheduled to pay a courtesy call on Kazakh Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism in order to exchange views and information about their tourism industry and future cooperation.