These were the key developments at an important meeting in Bangkok yesterday that confirmed 2013 as a historical watershed for change on Phuket.
The meeting was chaired by Senator Tunyaratt Achariyacha, who heads the Senate Standing Committee on Tourism.
Major General Panya Mamen, the new chief of Region 8, which takes in Phuket and all southern provinces, said he intended to clean up the island.
The first 100 extra police for Phuket would arrive on the island about the end of the year, he said.
Phuket's Kata beach will become a role model for all Phuket's beaches, the meeting was told by Pamuke Acariyachai, who with Senator Tunyaratt owns the Kata Beach Resort and several other resorts in the region.
Rules governing behavior covering loungers, vendors and others who make their living on Phuket's beaches will be established at Kata and then taken to other beaches.
The Minister of Tourism and Sport, Tourism Minister Somsak Pureesrisak, who has led the proactive approach to change on Phuket, was also at the meeting.
Along with the imposition of a standard taxi queue, changes announced for Phuket International Airport include an increase in Immigration officers from 212 to 350.
Phuket's meter taxis have begun seeking fares across the island by switching on their ''FREE'' lights for the first time.
The Director of Tourism and Sport on Phuket, Santi Palai, said the Tourist Police - with enhanced power to make arrests - will soon establish a post at Phuket's airport in line with Don Muang and Suvarnabhumi in Bangkok.
Governor Maitree Intrusud is to join an anti-corruption planning meeting on Friday as the campaign by the Department of Special Investigation to clean up Phuket continues.