Pattaya mayor calls for extra security on Bali Hai pier

After a variety of incidents went viral on social media, the mayor of Pattaya ordered officers to crack down on issues at the Bali Hai pier. Crimes like value gouging and tour boats working without licenses have been regularly reported, so as of yesterday there will be a significant improve in police and security on the pier.
Bali Hai pier is the central boating hub of Pattaya, in accordance with the travel web site Pattaya Sanook. It’s where most tourists will go for boating excursions, fishing trips and scuba diving charters. But lately points have been popping up, and tourists making complaints. The Pattaya mayor explained the state of affairs.
“We have acquired many complaints about boat operators who don’t have any legal license, some are annoying tourists and never following service guidelines, unfair boat service fees, and even some boats abandoning passengers after disputes concerning pricing or different issues. These have come from primarily domestic Thai tourists visiting nearby islands and the pier.”

He went on to clarify that these events are damaging Pattaya’s image and if left unchecked, could drive away much-needed tourism from town.
“These problems have gone viral on social media which has directly broken the nice image of Pattaya tourism. We have to unravel these problems so as to guarantee a optimistic experience for all tourists. Save are continuing to manage the pier to prepare for future events in Pattaya where the variety of visitors going to Koh Larn and different islands is forecast to increase considerably, especially over the fireworks competition and the countdown pageant weekends.”

Pattaya News noted that there were a quantity of incidents reported on social media final weekend concerning the Pattaya Music Festival. Apparently, there have been frequent issues of value gouging after the concert on Koh Larn let out, when boats had been the one means for individuals to get again to the mainland..

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