Tourism-related businesses ranging from hotel operators to street vendors will take part in beachside training to rescue tourists in marine accidents.
Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai met with military, hotels, business leaders, government and police officials Oct. 20 to begin planning the two months of planned training sessions, which started this month and run through December.
The training and practicing will take place on Pattaya Beach, attended by personnel from the private and public sectors, including tourism service providers. Training will cover tourist rescues in case of marine accidents.
Tharnthip Meelaksana, director of Chonburi’s Tourism and Sports Division, presides over a project to train tourism-related business staff to rescue tourists in case of marine accidents.
The training sessions are aimed at rebuilding Pattaya’s tourist reputation, equipping business vendors to assist during marine emergencies, and pushing vendors to prioritize safety in areas where they operate.