Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Chinese Consul General meets Phuket Governor to discuss tourist safety

Chinese Consul General meets Phuket Governor to discuss tourist safety

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana welcomed the Chinese Consul General in Songkhla, Ma Fengchun, at Phuket Provincial Hall today (Apr 24) to discuss the safety and promotion of Chinese tourism on the island.

ChinesetourismSafetymarinetransport
By The Phuket News

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 07:04PM


Mr Ma said, “The purpose of my visit to Phuket is first to improve Chinese-Thai relations and second to discuss ideas on how to improve the safety of Chinese tourists visiting Thailand.

“I went to Krabi and Phang Nga on Monday and Tuesday and met with representatives of the two provinces for similar discussions as the region is very popular among Chinese tourists.

“I am very happy to hear that the Thai government has made the safety of Chinese tourists a priority and I will be sure to relay that information back to China,” he said.

“The Chinese government have produced a video that helps promote Thailand as a tourist destination and provides information on safety while there,” he added.

QSI International School Phuket

Gov Phakaphong said at the meeting, “Phuket is a world-famous island with beautiful nature. We pay close attention to the safety of tourists, particularly those who travel to the islands by sea. We are fully prepared to service tourists that visit the island.

“We have 160 international flights per day and 160 domestic flights per day,” he said.

“We have about 100,000 hotel rooms and many meeting rooms. This year Thailand chaired the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok and several ministerial meetings were held in Phuket, which we are very proud of,” the governor noted.

The Thai government and Phuket officials in particiular launched a safety and public-relations offensive to restore tourists' confidence after the Phoenix tour boat disaster in July saw the boat capsize off Phuket in a storm, killing 47 Chinese tourists. (See story here.)

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Kurt | 25 April 2019 - 11:53:30

It's a carousel. Chinese (semi) diplomats feel they must see this Phuket Governor regularly to remind him about safety of chinese tourists to make sure the Governor not forget that. They know well that present safety is same as before, just 'luck'. Sure there is some safety window dressing, but that is all show. Nothing has changed. Sometimes just a day  'press show'.

Rorri_2 | 25 April 2019 - 05:42:08

"“I am very happy to hear that the Thai government has made the safety of Chinese tourists a priority and I will be sure to relay that information back to China,” he said," be careful of any Thai "priorities." There was a Chinese Consul, a few years ago, that was so good, demanding safety, and threatening to stop tourist, the Thais had him removed.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Thai Navy seize IUU boat off Phuket

Have a look at OneOcean's 3rd World European Website. It is a Not For Profit Non-Government outf...(Read More)


Thai Navy seize IUU boat off Phuket

The vessel had never undertaken IUU Fishing as it is not a Fishing Vessel. The only thing they have...(Read More)


Thai Navy seize IUU boat off Phuket

The Phuket Maritime Circus Continues. I hope all of these anti IUU Fishing Turkeys attended the 6th ...(Read More)


Pickup truck u-turn leaves Myanmar mother dead, partner and son in ICU

so there were 3 people on the motorbike (illegal) 2 people without helmets(illegal) they should also...(Read More)


Phuket gets a new mascot

Well, that's a worthwhile spend of B130k!...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration clarifies TM28, 24-hour reporting ‘exceptions’

Retirees and spouses to be harassed on a scale comparable to a sex offender. [sighs] So is there a ...(Read More)


Pickup truck u-turn leaves Myanmar mother dead, partner and son in ICU

Is well on time and build concrete dividers on all roads in Phuket....(Read More)


Phuket Immigration clarifies TM28, 24-hour reporting ‘exceptions’

Except on same webpage below the graphic in thai it says all foriegners are now not required to repo...(Read More)


Thai Navy seize IUU boat off Phuket

Nothing, illegal, unregulated with registered Uthaiwan. Vessel built in NL, 1977. Imo Nr: 7637527. ...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration clarifies TM28, 24-hour reporting ‘exceptions’

So this is the latest ambiguous statement of nonsensical BS to come out of Immigration in the past w...(Read More)