Koh Phangan Tourism Association called to fully lift the ban on moon-type parties on the island
Will Koh Pha Ngan remain Koh Pha Ngan without full moon party?
Koh Phangan Tourism operators called on the Surat Thani provincial administration to fully lift the ban on the notorious moon-type parties on the island, saying without the parties the tourism business on the island would never be the same 🙁
Their representative, Wannee Thaiphanit, chairwoman of the Koh Pha Ngan Tourism Promotion Association, cried foul that the ban has severely affected tourism on her island 🙁
She said nearly all reservations of hotels and resorts were canceled after foreign tourists learned that the moon-type party activities on the island were prohibited 🙁
The provincial administration has slapped a ban on moon-type party activities on Koh Phangan since April 5 🙁
After several tourism business operators cried foul that the ban affected their business, the provincial administration allowed the moon-type party activities to be held on case by case basis 🙂
Tourism businesses had to submit a request for holding moon-type party activities. Krirkkrai Songthani, chief of Pha Ngan district, said seven or eight had submitted request for holding the party activities and three requests have been approved 🙂
Krirkkrai said the operators were instructed to take good care of tourists’ safety and to ensure no drugs would be allowed in the parties 😉
But Wannee said the ban should be lifted totally so that the same atmosphere would return to the island 😉
Wannee said the full moon party had negative image in the past but now the party has changed so she would like the society to change their attitude towards the moon-type parties 😉
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