Outrigger Hotels and Resorts
http://admin.travelmole.com/images/stories/2009/images/Thai beach(25).jpg

Published on Monday, August 9, 2021

Phuket tourism shaken by tourist murder






Phuket officials are working had to dispel any doubts that the island is unsafe. Its image has taken a battering in past few days after the murder of a female tourist at Ao Yon waterfall last week.


A 27 year old Phuket resident, Teerawat Thothip, was arrested and charged but tourism officials are fearful it has done some damage to the island's image.  The Phuket 'sandbox' quarantine-free tourism scheme was already under scrutiny as a testing ground for other destinations.  It has been watched closely by other countries as very few places in Asia have yet resumed international tourism.


Narong Woonciew, the governor of Phuket has promised to increase security for visitors and restore confidence.


 


Read full story

Story Image



Your Comments

, be the first to post a comment.
Your email:






Email other comments made to this story


NOTE: Comments are subject to admin approval before being posted.
Mole Poll
Have you seen a surge in demand for US trips?



LATEST 'MOLE VIDEOS

UKinbound are in Manchester for the Annual Convention - What can you expect?

Qatar moved from red to amber list: Phil Dickinson details the growth plans for the destination

Japan - The bucket list destination - five experts describe a life in the day of a visitor

Lonely Planet launch UK Road trip Guide

Ottawa - Capital of Canada is open for business and ready for visitors

UPCOMING EVENTS
\m