Govt to launch safety standards for tourists

Govt to launch safety standards for tourists

Safety standards for land tourism, adventure sport and ziplining activities are needed. (Kasetsart University photo)
Safety standards for land tourism, adventure sport and ziplining activities are needed. (Kasetsart University photo)

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports and Faculty of Engineering at Kasetsart University have collaborated to create safety standards for land tourism and zipline adventure activities.

Taweesak Wanichcharoen, deputy permanent secretary for Tourism and Sports, said the two organisations started working together to create safety standards for land tourism, adventure sport and ziplining activities. 

He said he had been assigned to work on the project under the guidance of Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn.

Mr Taweesak said representatives of the two organisations held a meeting this month and have created tourist manuals to minimise accidents and build trust among tourists and tourism business operators.

He said improving standards would help enhance tourism growth in the country. It would first be implemented in six provinces: Chiang Mai, Phuket, Kanchanaburi, Udon Thani, Chon Buri and Bangkok. 

The new standards for tourism are expected to be implemented shortly after the country reopens, Mr Taweesak said. 

Mr  Phiphat said the ministry would develop tourism benchmarks for safety, cleanliness, honesty and sustainability nationwide.

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