Section: General News - A newly renovated museum highlighting the historic Thai-Chinese heritage of Phuket and Thai-Muslim communities promoting home stays were among several award-winning tourism efforts included in a media fam trip of Thailand's most popular resort island last week.
The visit to Phuket and Phang Nga Bay between April 20-23 was designed to show the increasing diversity of the product range and how the island's different cultures are working together to boost tourism even as they pay attention to preserving their cultural and environmental heritage.
Phuket is rapidly emerging as Thailand's second most important destination and aviation gateway after Bangkok. Over the last two decades, it has seen extensive development of spa resorts, golf courses, yachting marinas, boutique and pool-villa hotels, and numerous attractions and entertainment shows.
According to the immigration department, the number of international passengers arriving at …