PHUKET, Aug 9 (TNA) – The governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand ordered efforts to restore tourists’ confidence in safe and attractive Phuket after the murder of a Swiss tourist in this southern island province last week.
TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said that yesterday he joined a press conference on the conclusion of the murder case and ordered TAT’s overseas offices to inform the international community that Phuket was safe for visitors and concerned authorities intensified security measures to ensure tourists’ safety there.
Meanwhile, Royal Thai Police commissioner Pol Gen Suwat Jangyodsuk ordered a survey of all attractions in Phuket and the temporary closure of its tourist destinations with few visitors and without security workers.
The national police chief also proposed officials examine the ID cards of all visitors to Phuket at the Chatchai checkpoint. (TNA)