Tourist police and other relevant agencies have come together in Phuket to put on a show of commitment to tourist safety. An assembly was held in Phuket Town on Sunday, November 5, during which tourist police pledged their commitment to keeping visitors to the island safe during the upcoming high season.
The assembly was led by Saksira Phueakam, the Tourist Police Commissioner, who led the group past the Chartered Bank building, ahead of the opening of the new Chartered Bank Walking Street market located on Phang Nga Road. The group included Tourist Police officers, Tourist Police volunteers and staff from the Tourist Assistance Centre.
“It can be seen that Phuket’s tourism economy has improved, especially with the increase in foreign tourists after the government issued visa-free measures.”
Saksira says all relevant agencies are committed to tourist safety, adding that the assembly was organised to show how police are prepared to take care of visitors all over the island.
“We have prepared measures to support the opening of entertainment venues until 4am to build confidence in Phuket being a safe tourist city. We have raised the level of security for tourists, with cooperation from network partners at tourist attractions according to the ‘Strong Tourism Community’ project.”
Following the assembly, Saksira did a meet and greet with tourists along the new Chartered Walking Street market, handing out bookmarks and keychains to promote the 1155 Tourist Police hotline.
SOURCE: The Phuket News