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Thailand's Phuket smartens up to bring tourists back

After accidents this summer, island puts latest tech to use to bolster safety

Tourists relax in Phuket. The island's tourism industry has suffered since two boats carrying over 100 sightseers capsized this summer.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Reeling from a deadly boat accident this summer, Thailand's Phuket Island is using "smart" technologies to tackle issues like safety and traffic in an effort to get back on track amid the Southeast Asian tourism boom.

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