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BANGKOK 25 June 2019 15:17
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Pattaya moans: Nothing but rude Indians, Chinese and Arabs - "they treat the place like they own it"

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

 

Sophon Cable TV on Facebook quoted Sanpetch Supphabowonsathian, head of the Eastern Seaboard Hotel Association, as saying that the boat show week was a great success

They've been trying very hard to big up the boat show, but whatever the hotel occupancy rate, I question how many of them were there for that reason. I was there on Thursday, and it was very quiet - hardly surprising really, as there were only half-a dozen or so boats exhibited, and nothing remarkable. There were actually more Harley Davidsons on display than boats. Apart from that a few marquees with a small number of equipment suppliers, a couple of food stalls, some of the international schools, a few other specialist bits and pieces, and that was it. It's a dog and pony show, and I can't imagine international buyers jetting in for what was on offer.

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2 hours ago, lonewolf99 said:

Anyone want to add to this list of only a few reasons why the Westerners are not coming in the numbers they did in say 2005?

 

Overly strong Baht.

Too many scams.

Blinkered tourist board courting the wrong nationalities  i.e. now over run with Chinese, Indians, Middle Eastern, Madagascans ?

Not listening to advise from Westerners already in LoS.

Filthy beaches and Sois.

As mentioned, bag snatching.

Brutal unprovoked assaults.

Deadly roads.

Ineffective Policing combined with corruption.

Unsafe balconies........

Junta.

Restrictive legitimate Visas for extended periods.

Obese gogo dancers and bar girls...............

 

 

 

agreed, and the interesting thing is the thais don't have any clue as to the whys; and at the same time they do not understand that these higher grade tourists Do have clues and other options

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For Swedes Thailand is still nr 1.

Not sure where other europeans etc are going instead? Is economy worse and people from EU/US travel less?

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Just noticed the other news article where the Minister of Tourism just got sacked. 

 

In all fairness, the problems started long before she took the position 3 years ago, though supposedly one of her aims was to get rid of the "sex industry".

 

("In her farewell letter, Khun Kobkarn did not mention her stated aim to dismantle the sex industry that figured in the news of July 2016 or her oft stated desire to stop accidents on boats.")

 

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1 minute ago, impulse said:

 

If that were going to happen, they'd already be cleaning the beaches and making sure there are no turds floating in the swimming area.

 

My fear is that there will never be any agreement to maintain the infrastructure and the gorgeous hotels will be islands in a dilapidated city with a sewer for a beach.

All the major; and even small; hotels have pools serving food and drinks. They prefer their guests spend on site, rather than go to the beach.

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7 minutes ago, champers said:

All the major; and even small; hotels have pools serving food and drinks. They prefer their guests spend on site, rather than go to the beach.

 

Bangkok is real nice if that's your plan.  Better shopping, better eateries, lots more to do, closer to the airport, history in spades, lots more sex streets. 

 

The only reason to leave BKK for Patts is the beach.  And frankly, that's becoming less and less of a reason until they clean it up.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, timewilltell said:

Once there was a place called the Costa del Sol and the Costa Brava. British and other Europeans went there in droves. They built hotels and ripped off, scammed and raped their way out of favour until no 9ne goes there Any more. History is a worthwhile lesson!

Those places, Costa del sol and Brava are still there and holiday makers do still go there.

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2 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

 

But, you'll still take their money, right? 

?????

3 hours ago, webfact said:

Anchalee Julakhot chipped in: "It is just Chinese groups. What's the use? They won't even buy a drink from you".

 

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