Ministry of Tourism and Sports officials distributed pamphlets listing “dos and don’ts” for tourists to help keep them safe.
Panida Kumsamruang of the ministry’s Tourism Safety and Security Standards Division and Jaturon Pakdeewanitch, Chonburi’s Tourism and Sports chief, led the April 21 delegation to Bali Hai Pier where the booklets in Chinese, English and Thai were handed out.
The goal of the public relations exercise was to give knowledge and enhance understanding by tourists traveling in Thailand and to open communication channels for them to seek help.
The Tourism Safety and Security Standards Division also created video clips warning about risks facing tourists and offering recommendations to prevent problems, such as educating travelers on the channels they can use to complain.
Similar advice also was displayed on LED screens at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang international airports.
Currently, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports operates 17 Tourist Assistance Centers staffed by a total of 260 employees.
In 2019, the project is following the concept of “Your Safety is Our Priority” to gain trust and good attitudes towards tourism in Thailand.
Public relations events are planned for 12 provinces and already have been completed in Chonburi, Phuket, Surat Thani, Krabi, Phangna, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. Next up will be Trat, then Buri Ram, Trang, Songkhla and in Bangkok at the Chatuchak Market.
Tourists can call the Call Center at Suvarnabhumi at 02-134-4077 24 hours a day.