Phuket Tourist Police Help Lost British Tourist Return to His Hotel After a Memory Lapse

Phuket –

A British tourist has returned to a hotel in Thalang after he got lost.

The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that on Thursday (October 4th) an unidentified male British tourist asked the Phuket Tourist Assistance Center in the Phuket International Airport for help. He said he couldn’t remember the name of the hotel where he stayed or the location and had a memory lapse so had gone to the airport to ask for assistance.

He tried to explain roughly what the hotel looked like and its distance from the airport. The Phuket Tourist Police finally identified the hotel which is near to the airport. They then contacted the hotel and the hotel staff told police that the British man indeed stayed at the hotel with his wife and he had got lost after midnight of the same day. The exact circumstances around him going missing and forgetting where he stayed, however, were not clear.

The British man was taken back to the hotel, whose name was withheld, and said thank you to the Phuket Tourist Police and the Phuket Tourist Assistance Center.

It was unclear where the wife was during the situation or why the man went to the airport to ask for assistance versus a local police office.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.