Bangornrat Shinaprayoon, director of Phuket Office of Tourism Authority of Thailand, admitted blasts in Hat Yai, Songkhla and Yala might affect tourism in Phuket, especially during Songkran.
She also mentioned Phuket Office of Tourism Authority of Thailand has already informed several tourists Phuket is far from Hat Yai and it has already tightened up its security systems.
According to Vice Governor, Jamreun Tippayapongthada, security systems in the main tourist areas, tourist attractions, shopping malls and official places have already been strictly operated. However, after the blast in Hat Yai, it has been commanded to tighten up security and to coordinate with other officials. Since Phuket is very famous for tourism, security systems must not be taken lightly.