Jet Ski insurance scheme to boost number of Jet Ski rental operators in Phuket

The number of Jet Ski customers is believed to increase after the announcement of the Jet Ski insurance scheme on 26 November 2009.

Deputy Chairperson of Phuket Jet Ski Club Mr Singthong Charoensab said related offices had been working to tackle Jet Ski scams in Phuket. Foreigners will not be tricked or charge an extra fee as the newly Jet Ski insurance scheme will be introduced to gain back the customer’s trust.

The Jet Ski insurance scheme has been initiated after foreign diplomats complained that their nationals were being ripped off by jet-ski operators who insisted they pay for damages they did not cause, or inflated costs for actual damages.

The official press conference held at Patong Beach on 26 November aimed to inform the public that there was no longer any reason to worry about being extorted by Jet Ski operators. Mr Singthong believes the press conference would improve the Jet Ski image in customers’ minds and they could fully enjoy themselves this tourist season. (NNT)