The capsizing accident in Phuket, Thailand, killed 41 people, which is shocking. It was said that the family went out to have a good time. Unexpectedly, they encountered such a disaster. In recent years, with the continuous improvement of people's living standards, many people began to travel abroad, but they did not know that there were great security risks.
British media said that on July 5, a ship carrying Chinese tourists capsized in the waters near Phuket Island, Thailand, killing and missing many people, and the search and rescue work is still in progress. The Chinese Embassy in Thailand said it had made representations to Thailand's minister of tourism and sports, asking the Thai side to fight against time and make every effort to search and rescue.
In recent years, Thailand has been one of the most popular outbound countries for Chinese tourists, BBC website reported on July 9. According to the 2017 China outbound tourism big data report jointly released by China Tourism Research Institute and Ctrip tourism, 9.8 million Chinese visited Thailand last year, accounting for 28% of the global tourists received in Thailand, and Bangkok is the most popular foreign city for Chinese tourists. However, the hidden danger of tourism safety in Thailand cannot be underestimated. The local land traffic and water accidents are frequent, especially in the rainy season where there are more tourists.
According to the 2017 global tourism competitiveness report released by the world economic forum, Thailand ranks only 118 out of 136 countries and regions in terms of security. According to the 2018 edition of the safety Tourism Manual for Chinese citizens to Tainan issued by the Consulate General of China in songka, traffic and drowning accidents happen frequently in Tainan area, which refers to 14 governments south of Chunpeng, including Phuket, Sumei and Panya Bay.
The Consulate General of China in songka suggests that tourists should carefully rent and drive motorcycles and cars, choose regular travel agencies and ship companies, pay more attention to the weather before going to sea, and wear life jackets in the whole process of wading projects.
Hu huichong, a Hong Kong Travel columnist who is familiar with Thailand's tourism, told the BBC that many tourists overestimate their abilities when traveling in other places. For example, if they go to the sea for snorkeling or diving when their water quality is not good, or if they rent motorcycles to climb mountains and mountains in general, they will often cause accidents.
During the Thai ship capsizing accident, Chinese tourists who survived recalled that some passengers wanted to help others, but the ship shook so badly that they couldn't help them, the report said. Hu huichong suggested that tourists should properly assess their abilities, not take risks, but also pay attention to the weather at any time.