PHUKET: Tri Augkaradacha, Phuket’s 43rd governor, was promoted to the top job on October 1, 2010, when he set tourism promotion as his prime policy objective. Here, in his regular monthly “Governor’s Letter” in the Phuket Gazette, he talks about the problem of unregistered hotels, a stalled road project, and the coincidence that he and PM Yingluck Shinawatra are both alumni of the same university in the USA.
“Statistics as of September 12 show that there are 279 hotels with a total of 31,014 rooms legally registered with the province.
“As for hotels operating without permission, there are 117 that we are aware of.
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