Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin flew to the island province of Phuket on Friday to highlight its significance as a major money-maker for Thailand’s tourism industry.
It was his first provincial trip as the leader of Thailand’s new government in the making.
“The Pheu Thai Party sees tourism as the best way to stimulate the economy in the short term,” Srettha told reporters after arriving at the Phuket International Airport.
Srettha won the election for prime minister in a joint sitting of Parliament on Tuesday. He received the royal command endorsing his appointment during a ceremony held at the party’s headquarters on Wednesday.
The Nation Reporter