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EU: Protect tourists in Phuket

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Tuk-tuk and taxi drivers in Phuket are being urged to put an end to intimidatory and violent behavior related to price-fixing by introducing a transparent system of set fares on the island, available to foreign tourists and residents alike. 

A file photo shows mini taxis queuing up in Phuket. Tuk-tuk and taxi drivers in Phuket are being urged to stop 'cheating' tourists by introducing a transparent system of set fares, for both foreigners and residents. (Photo by Sombat Raksakul)

The plea came after ambassadors from 18 European Union member states met with Phuket governor Mr Maitri Inthusu, local officials and tour operators, in a bid to resolve long-standing issues with tourists being scammed in the area.

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