Currency: Thai Baht (฿; THB)
Key phrase to learn: Mai aow (followed by krub if you are male or kah if you’re female) – ‘I don’t want it, thank you’.
Time difference: Phuket is six hours ahead of the UK
Average flight time: 14-15 hours
International phone code: +66
Tourist Police 24-hour emergency number: 1155
Public holidays: New Year's Day (January 1), Chakri Day (April 6), Songkran (April 13-15), Labour Day (May 1), Visakha Bucha (full moon day of the sixth lunar month), June Solstice (June 21), King Maha Vajiralongkorn's Birthday (July 28), Asanha Bucha (full moon day of the eighth lunar month), The Queen’s Sirikit’s Birthday (August 12), Anniversary for the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (October 13), Chulalongkorn Day (October 23), King’s Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Birthday (December 5), Constitution Day (December 10), New Year's Eve (December 31).
Link to FCO travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand