Pattaya law enforcement agencies increased security patrols yesterday in an effort to protect tourists during the next big festivities.
Pol. Col. Parinya Klinkeasorn, chief of Chonburi Immigration, led a massive patrol that mainly targeted Pattaya Beach. Over a hundred officers, including Pattaya police, tourist police, and volunteers who spoke Thai and English, also participated in the operation.
The initiative’s objective, according to Pol. Col. Parinya, was to boost tourists’ trust in Pattaya ahead of the Loy Krathong Festival, which is scheduled for later on November 27th, and the Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2023, which is slated for this weekend.
With the visa-waiver programmes in place for visitors from China, India, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, and Russia, Pol. Col. Parinya stated he anticipated a sizable influx of travellers to Pattaya during the aforementioned celebrations. In order to accommodate this surge, he said, the Royal Thai Police have partnered with foreign nationals living in Thailand on retirement visas to allow them to donate their time to helping visitors.
The primary goal of yesterday’s patrol was to inform tourists about Pattaya’s emergency law enforcement contact information. Pol. Col. Parinya stated that the fireworks festival, which is anticipated to draw over 100,000 tourists to Pattaya, is an important chance to highlight Thailand’s distinctiveness and encourage travel. Finally, the officer asked business owners to respect customers and not engage in any exploitative behaviour.