DestinationsPolice chief calls for an end to the negative impact of poor behaviour towards tourists.

Patong tuk-tuk drivers urged to be a ‘Good Host’

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The project, named ‘Being Good Host’, was attended this week by officials and local business owners.

The Chief of Patong Police in Phuket is heading up a project aimed at improving the behaviour and attitude of Patong taxi and tuk-tuk drivers towards tourists.

The project, named ‘Being Good Host’, was attended this week by officials and local business owners.

Col Anotai Jindamanee told The Phuket News, “The main goal of the project is to address the issues that are impacting tourism in Patong and to promptly repair the area’s image.

“The negative impact that Patong’s image is having on its livelihood is reflected in the decline in tourist numbers and revenue,” Col Anotai stressed. “This is having a detrimental effect on people trying to make a living here.”

Earlier this year, Patong tuk-tuk and taxi drivers were given an ‘attitude adjustment’ briefing by the local transport authority.


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