Somsak Pureesrisak, the new tourism and sports minister, vowed to make the safety of tourists one of his priorities when he took up his position at the beginning of the month.
The former governor of Suphan Buri has his work cut out tackling this pressing issue. Not only is it a major concern among those in the tourism industry, but Somsak also has to make people know what his ministry is capable of.
According to a recent poll by the Economic and Business Forecasting Centre at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce to find out which organisation should take responsibility for tourism, it might come as a surprise to the new minister to know that people thought issues related to the industry were the responsibility of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
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