Pattaya Tourist Police said they are ready to take care of an influx of Chinese tourists, especially in terms of safety.
Pol. Lt. Col. Pichaya Kheawpluang, chief of the Tourist Police Station 4, told The Pattaya News that a large number of Chinese tourists will visit Pattaya after China lifted its travel restrictions on January 8th.
He said this might result in a rise in crimes in the area, but the Tourist Police have taken several measures to protect the life and property of every tourist. For example, one of the measures is an application called “Police I Lert U,” which he urged every tourist to download to report any emergency to the Tourist Police.
Apart from that, tourists in trouble are also advised to contact the 1155 Hotline Center, which is staffed 24 hours a day. The center offers assistance in 6 languages, including English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic, providing guidance and support for any issues such as exploitation or overpriced goods.
Pichaya added that Tourist Police will also begin to patrol risky spots such as Walking Street, South Pattaya and Beach Road every day from 9 PM to 3 AM to deter crimes against tourists, especially from what he said were transgender people allegedly involved in many recent petty crimes against visitors.
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