A high-level meeting has been held showing cooperation between the public and private sectors to drive forward the development of Hua Hin Airport to be an open international airport and to promote tourism in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province and Phetchaburi Province as international tourist destinations.
Mr. Weerasak Wangsuphakijkosol, Deputy Minister of Transport, presided over the meeting held in Bangkok today with representatives of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Ministry of Transport, the Director of Hua Hin Airport with Mr Udon Olsson, President of Phoenix (Thailand) and Mr. John Laroche CEO Phoenix Aviation international Hong Kong.
This follows the announcement by Phoenix Aviation in early April of, ‘’Hua Hin International Airport – Open to the World’, with big plans projected for the marketing and promotion of direct flights to Hua Hin from multiple destinations within a seven-hour flight duration.
Additionally the Hua Hin Recharge Hua Hin Recharge, a project aiming to advance the availability of Covid-19 vaccine doses was launched in April, aiming to lobby for tourism providers and Hua Hin citizens to have early access to vaccinations.
At today’s meeting, these complimentary approaches have led to decisions to establish public-private sector working groups to drive the projects forward and to upgrade and develop tourism in Prachuap Khiri Khan and Phetchaburi provinces. This follows the stated aims of both the Phoenix Aviation plans and the Hua Hin Recharge Project.
A working group will be set up in each province to support these projects as quickly as possible. The Minister accepted the proposals in principle and will urgently discuss with the National Vaccination Working Group the facilitation of vaccinations against COVID-19 for the Royal Coast region including the tourist cities of Hua Hin and in Phetchaburi in accordance with the Hua Hin Recharge project aims.
All parties are eager to drive forward the economies of Prachuap Khiri Khan and Phetchaburi to recover from the severe slowdown of the tourism business sector.