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The organizers of the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan have declared that confidence has been restored to the islands in the wake of the murders in neighboring Koh Tao.
The manager of the Raja Ferry Port Co told reporters that business had been very brisk over the last few days and around two thousand passengers had travelled to the islands, making it necessary to add extra trips to cope with demand.
The president of the Tourism Association of Koh Samui has been reported as saying that local tourism had returned to normal and there was little or no impact from the Koh Tao murders.
The president of the Tourism Association in Koh Phangan said that tourist numbers were unexpectedly high and the rooms in Haad Rin were fully booked for the party while 7,500 rooms were booked around the island. The Australian football club West Coburgh from Victoria arrived on the island without reservations, it is thought that around twenty thousand tourists arrived for the full moon party. Revenue is estimated at around one hundred million baht during the party period.