A task force from the Tourism Safety and Security Standards Division of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports visited Koh Larn to provide tourists with information on how to quickly get help in case of emergency.
The June 16 trip was aimed at creating trust and a good view of tourism among both Thai and foreign visitors to the Pattaya resort island, said ministry Permanent Secretary Pongpanu Svetarundra.
According to ministry statistics, Thailand’s tourism industry could earn the country 2.5 trillion baht in 2017. In the first five months, 960 billion baht was generated. The Thailand Travel Fair from January through March created 1.2 trillion in revenue the ministry said.
Koh Larn is a tourist attraction popular among many Thai and foreign travelers because it’s close to Pattaya and has become a favorite place to play in the sea.
Furthermore, Koh Larn has a variety of accommodations and nice sunrise and sunset spots. Its greatest asset is its crystal-clear water.
The ministry visit was an active and lively affair with tourists getting information on how to make complaints about tourism to trust and give the impression that Thailand definitely is fun and safe.
In addition, a tourism guide, “Do’s & Don’ts: Guidelines for Tourists” was published in three languages (Thai, Chinese, and English) and given to tourists free of charge.
There were activities for tourists’ to participate in and win “Nong Nam Jai” souvenir mascot dolls.
The tourism industry boosts businesses including hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops, resulting in employment, income distribution and growth to the local community.
But when the tourism industry expands, it brings about unavoidable consequences, such as accidents and incidents happening to tourists, such as vehicle accidents, crime and deception by various types of criminals.
Public relations efforts to state policy and targets of tourism development was a goal of the Koh Larn visit. This year, ministry visits will be held in 10 main tourism provinces of Thailand’s key regions, including Lampang, Chiang Mai, Chonburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Buri Ram, Surat Thani, Phangna, Krabi, Phuket, and Bangkok.
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has prevention plans for problems affecting Thailand’s image and tourists’ decision to visit. As a result, this public relations visit and tourism alert has been organized for six years for warning, receiving complaints from tourists to gain trust and good attitude towards tourism among Thai and foreign tourists.
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