Annually, Phuket welcomes over 15 million visitors thus the resort island decided to launch 10 service centres for tourists visiting their main beaches. The centres aimed to help the visitors and will be open for 24 hours every day. Guests booking at a 5 star resort in Kata Beach will be happy to hear about this.
Noraphat Plodthong, provincial governor, was the speaker during the launch of one of the 10 service centres in a beach resort town located in the district of Kathu, Patong. He said that the centre will be offering a number of services to the tourists such as free local maps as well as basic consultation from their legal advisers.
The centres will be hiring intern students from the Phuket Rajabhat University. These are students that are able to speak either Chinese or the English language. The intern students will help in the work around the centre and they will be managing the requests of the tourists who need assistance.
Patong centre is only one of the ten centres expected to open in the island. The Kamala Beach which is located at the Kathu district will also be launching their centre. Phuket’s disaster prevention and mitigation at the provincial office will be hosting the main tourist service centre which is launching in Muang district. The governor said that there are other five centres to be constructed in Rawai Beach Wharf, Kata Beach, Phromthep Cape, Karon Beach and Nai Han Beach.
He added that the remaining centres will be located in the beaches of Nai Yang and Surin which is located at the Thalang district. The setting up of the centres is part of the efforts of the province to cement its position as one of the global tourist city in the world that follows a sustainable way of developing.
Tourists planning to stay at a 5 star resort in Kata Beach will be comforted to know that aside from the service centres, the local government is also planning to install around 3,400 security cameras around the province. This is to boost the public safety and to strictly protect the natural resources of the island.