Designated entertainment and activity areas and a special management team will be implemented on Koh Tao, Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said yesterday. The scheme, dubbed the “Koh Tao Party Model”, is a response to the unsolved murder of two British backpackers on the island this month.

“The island has no areas for tourists to party or hold events, so this should help prevent underestimating the problem,” she said.

Kobkarn said the Tourism and Sports Ministry was also considering applying the model to all resort islands in a bid to make them safer for tourists. phuketgazette.com