110,000 Swedish visitors have visited Thailand so far this year, and the Swedish embassy in Thailand has named an Honorary Consul in Phuket to strengthen ties between the two countries’ resort islands.
During an official visit to Phuket on 20–21 November, Swedish officials, including the ambassador to Thailand, Anna Hammargren, were received at City Hall by Amnuay Pinsuwan, the deputy governor of Phuket.
Representatives from the Phuket Chamber of Commerce, Phuket Tourist Association, Phuket Immigration Office, and Phuket Office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand also attended the event.
The invitations extended to representatives of the public and business sectors to explore cooperation and assistance between Phuket and Sweden, in Mr. Amnuay’s opinion, show that Phuket is prepared to strengthen its relationship with Swedish authorities.
In addition, he expressed his approval of the honorary consul’s appointment to Phuket, predicting that this development would significantly impact Swedish investment, trade, and tourism on the island in the future.
According to Mr. Amnuay, the Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation also meets twice a month to address concerns and follow up on those that require quick attention with honorary consuls and provincial authorities.
Around 110,000 Swedish travellers travelled to Thailand in the months of January through September of this year. In the upcoming quarter, Phuket City anticipates seeing an increase in Swedish visitors to the island,” he stated.
Mr. Amnuay stated that Phuket is not just a well-liked tourist destination but also home to 411 Swedes who hold long-term resident visas.
Both the public and commercial sectors are prepared to offer Swedish citizens medical care. To assist with this, we have agencies under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as provincial, tourism, and immigration police,” he continued.
Yesterday was the official opening of the Honorary Consulate of the Swedish Embassy at the Phuket Marriott Merlin Beach.