Ambassadors to Thailand from three Western nations have asked the Phuket governor to establish safety and fairness measures for tourists and residents from their countries.
At a discussion with Phuket governor Maitree Intusut on Tuesday, Ambassadors Mark Kent from Britain, Philip Calvert of Canada and Joan Boer of the Netherlands also proposed Thai authorities deal with complaints regarding fair transportation fares for tourists.
Mr Maitree said the group asked for the authorities to assure fair taxi and tuk-tuk fares by having operators clearly post fares from one place to another.
They also requested these vehicles be barred from parking alongside the beach, especially the popular Patong beach, as it causes traffic snarls.
The ambassadors raised the issue of jet-ski operators asking for customers' passports as security against damage. Vehicle servicing should be done before rental to customers, noted the group.
The ambassadors added they were concerned about the welfare of some animals, notably elephants that were brought for shows to streets around the island.
Mr Maitree said the envoys fully support the province tackling crimes committed by residents of their nations.
He added Phuket province has already stepped up security measures for the 7 million visitors it receives per year. The island is now equipped with more CCTV cameras and police officers, though the number of officers is still low, he said.
The discussion included education, as the British Council is willing to cooperate in training local officials, teachers, taxi drivers, tourist police and hospitality operators in English.