Chonburi tourism offers another tourist-safety training workshop

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The Chonburi Tourism and Sports Department has become the latest government office to jump on the tourist-safety bandwagon, organizing a first aid, rescue and evacuation training program for about 200 tourist-sector businesspeople.

Director Thanthip Meelaksana presided over the Nov. 12-13 workshop at the Eastern Grand Palace Hotel on Soi Khao Talo organized in the wake of this month’s deadly ferry sinking off Koh Larn. Thanthip becomes the latest bureaucrat to preach safety following a Pattaya marine accident.

Chonburi Tourism and Sports Department Director Thanthip Meelaksana lectures tourism-industry entrepreneurs about the importance of tourism to the city and the damage that this year’s string of fatal accidents is having on Pattaya revenues.Chonburi Tourism and Sports Department Director Thanthip Meelaksana lectures tourism-industry entrepreneurs about the importance of tourism to the city and the damage that this year’s string of fatal accidents is having on Pattaya revenues.

Over the two days, attendees were shown rescue demonstrations, and taught how to evacuate injuries, assist victims of marine accidents, use emergency radios and basic first aid.

Together with Pattaya and Tourist police officers, Thanthip lectured tourism-industry entrepreneurs about the importance of tourism to the city and the damage that this year’s string of fatal accidents is having on Pattaya revenues.

Thanthip told the businesspeople they need to heed safety regulations and offer better security for tourists.