He told officials at the gathering at Phuket Provincial Hall in Phuket City that female drivers would create ''a good image.''
The ''physical language'' of taxi drivers was important and the way Phuket's taxi drivers dressed could be greatly improved, said the governor.
''Not all taxi drivers are polite when they talk, and not all the vehicles are clean,'' he said.
He asked the officials at the meeting to keep him informed on problems associated with tourism.
A representative from the Labor Office said she had reported a foreigner to officers at Tachatchai Police Station.
The foreigner appeared to be ''teaching watersports'' - no details were provided - without a work permit. The police had declined to investigate for lack of evidence, she said.
Vice Governor Dr Sommai Preechasin said that toilets on Phuket were often below international standards and needed to be improved.
''A competition is one idea we are considering,'' she said. She nominated the toilets at the Kan Eang @ Pier restaurant as being possibly Phuket's best.
The governor agreed that Phuket's toilets could be improved and said that lifting standards at public toilets should be extended to include Phuket police stations, district offices and all government buildings.
The representative for Airports of Thailand told the meeting that it was hoped to improve access through security at the entrance to Phuket International Airport so handicapped people could proceed with greater ease.