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Chiang Mai Chinese tourism down! Let's be a "happy family" and learn to speak Mandarin!

 

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A crisis meeting of tourism operators at a downtown hotel heard that Chinese tourism to Chiang Mai was down by half in the first three quarters of 2018. 

 

A series of measures were proposed to woo them back - including setting up Chinese language classes to avoid misunderstandings. 

 

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Picture: Chiang Mai News

 

The meeting attended by 100 people heard that tourists from China were down 40-50% this year. 

 

The boat tragedy in Phuket and negative publicity like the Don Muang airport security guard incident were bad for business. The Chinese were feeling disrespected, said Chiang Mai news. 

 

There were lots of cases of misunderstanding so it was proposed that the authorities - and especially governor Suphachai Iamsuwan - set up language courses. 

 

After all, said reps at the the meeting, are not 80% of Thais descended from the Chinese anyway in some way or another and aren't we all one big "happy family"? 

 

Other proposals included setting up a call center especially for the Chinese. 

 

Something has to be done, everyone agreed, though one area largely out of the operators hands was also mentioned as a cause - the strength of the baht and the relative weakness of the Yuan. 

 

A good start has been made by immigration, many agreed, with efforts made to stop under the table payments with "No Tip" signage.

 

At least the Chinese could be confident of getting the visa stamps for the price on the receipt - 2,000 baht. 

 

Source: Chiang Mai News

 
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Learning Mandarin is not going to help.

Most of the damage was done by Prawit blaming the drowning of 50 plus Chinese on them!Chinese social media has basically recommended not to travel to Thailand.

Japan is one of the major beneficiaries and it is unlikely that the Chinese will be back here any time soon.

TAT may eventually realize there are 6 times as many other races than there are Chinese, perhaps they should concentrate there.But the current crackdown on "foreigners" in general is not the bes start.

 

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4 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

"Help, I'm drowning !"

.....getting my gold necklace stolen / being slapped around by a security guard / ripped off by a taxi driver / choking on a chicken foot ..............

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

The meeting attended by 100 people heard that tourists from China were down 40-50% this year. 

What do you expect when you bite the hand that feeds!

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Chinese tourism to Chiang Mai was down by half

good so.

 

except for the greedy TAT that doesn'T care what they are doing to the countrie and her people.

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Some Chinese just bought the hotel were my wife worked in Chiang Mai they paid between 200 to 300 million for hotel with big plans to make changes. Maybe they know something or they will lose their butts.

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