Verventia, the organiser of the Thailand Yacht Show, has announced that the 2021 event has been postponed following an outbreak of coronavirus in the country that has resulted on restrictions on inter-provincial travel, and visitors entering the country from the 12th of January must now undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
The Thailand Yacht Show 2021 was originally scheduled to take place from the 11th – 14th February but will now take place later in the year. CEO Andy Treadwell commented on the situation:
“We have discussed the options with our principal stakeholders, and all agree that we have no choice in the matter. With only six weeks to go to show opening, and travel restrictions seeming likely to become more widely enforced over the next few weeks, it would simply be irresponsible to continue with plans to stage the show over the Chinese New Year period in February, even if it were allowed. Despite the financial hardships this will cause for our suppliers, our exhibitors, and for ourselves too, we are in full agreement with the government’s anti-Covid safety measures, and we will just have to wait for the situation to ease.”
Phuket and the surrounding islands within the Andaman Sea have proven a popular destination in Southeast Asia for beaches, water sports and nature tours as well as luxury shopping and sensational nightlife.
The new show dates will be announced as soon as possible, with June/July and November being the most likely months for alternatives.