Is Thailand’s tourism ready to tackle crime and safety problems?


The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently held a large forum with a range of private and public organizations to discuss the need to improve the safety and security of foreign tourists and local Thais alike. TAT and other Thai organizations wish to crack down on tourism-related accidents and hazards, especially in the wake of high-profile incidents impacting Chinese and British tourists. For example, Thai boat tour operators must now provide the local authorities with more information on their activities and routes, and are subject to significant penalties if they do not do so.

Key Takeaways:

  • After two British tourists were murdered in Koh Tao, the British government voiced their concerns about tourists’ safety.
  • The government of Thailand is addressing safety issues involving boating accidents by enforcing more stringent regulations.
  • While the Tourism Authority of Thailand has voiced their dedication to reducing the number of accidents, crime, and threats to tourists, they seem to be focused mainly on preventing accidents.

“This comes on the back of Chinese president Xi Jinping calling on Thai authorities to do everything possible to ensure safety and security for all visitors, not just those from China, following a tragic boat accident that claimed the lives of 47 Chinese tourists.”

Read more: http://www.ttgasia.com/2018/08/15/is-thailands-tourism-ready-to-tackle-crime-and-safety-problems/


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