Phuket smartens up to bring tourists back


Reeling from a deadly boat accident this summer, Thailand’s Phuket Island is using “smart” technologies to tackle issues like safety and traffic in an effort to get back on track amid the Southeast Asian tourism boom.

The international tourist destination has seen tourist traffic drop off after two boats capsized in July, killing dozens. It is trying to reshape its image by using the latest technology to prevent accidents and crime.

For tourists looking to dive into Phuket’s waters, for example, the latest accessory is a wristband with a QR code. Divers and other globetrotters must hold the bracelet in front of automated ticketing gates to enter the pier and board boats.

Courtesy: Published at The Thaiger on October 23, 2018

Thank you for your time, and keep visiting also in future for latest news of Phuket Business, Phuket Tourism and Phuket Events.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.