Great news for those who plan to visit the pretty island of Samui in the next few months; many of the island’s top hotels will be offering one free night’s stay for free.
The initiative has been set up by the Tourism Authority of Thailand in order to encourage tourists back to the island. In recent months tourist figures have plummeted, due largely to fears over the swine-flu outbreak as well as Thailand’s recent political instability.
The “Amazing Thailand Grand Sale,” will offer tourists 10,000 rooms when they visit Koh Samui between June and the end of August. The deal is available when travelers book into rooms for three nights or more, spending between 800-1,500 baht per night.
Many of those involved seem positive that the ploy will work. “Koh Samui organized this project for the first time and we got support from Koh Samui’s hotel and tourism associations to provide tourists their first night on the island free of charge. I believe that this project will generate over Bt 20million income,” Phanu Woramit, chief of the TAT office in Surathani commented to the Samui Express recently.