Channel 7 reported on the voyage of a large luxury cruise liner from China visiting Koh Samui for the first time.
Tourism officials welcomed the Cost Victoria Cruise that had traveled to the southern Thai island from Zhuhai via Laem Chabang.
It was anchored off the port of Nathon and 2,000 visitors came ashore and were expected to spend millions of baht in their day on the island.
Cruise ships are increasingly visiting Koh Samui with the current figure of Chinese ships and those from countries like Singapore visiting the gulf of Thailand topping 50 per year.
We had many big Cruise Liners here on Samui with 2000 Pax as well and nobody reported anything, this time even the local government was involved. Chinese market is on its way!