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Come back Farangs! Tourism in Chiang Mai decimated by Chinese exodus

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I just hope I can get my double entry visa for the prce of a single entry.

China stay home and don't come during Christmas, maybe I can even get  better

deal.

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The photo in the O.P. the middle one with the empty tables , that is a photo of Temple grounds ans its only open on Sundays from early evenings  , I was there last Sunday night and had to leave because it was so busy and nowhere to sit  

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1 hour ago, smedly said:

I can sit in in a busy bar in Soi 6 in Pattaya drinking a 60baht bottle of beer and look 15 feet across the road to an empty bar who are charging 90 baht for the same beer and they likely blame lack of tourists for having no customers and these bars are very likely Thai owned

Soi 6 is not a place where respectable people would go. And Pattaya is now full of quality tourists, officially. Therefore, not many patrons for Soi6...

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2 hours ago, cmsally said:

I would guess a lot of Thais are staying with friends, cheaper out of town motels etc. a few years ago the more expensive boutiques hotels surrounding us were packed with thai tourists, but not any more . The Thais are still there on the roads but I would guess they are saving on accommodation costs from what I see.

Panmivan was fully booked when we visited for lunch last week, that's far from a budget hotel, up to 25k baht for some villa's.

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The out of town resorts are always near to full this time of year. But the other 8 months of the year must be tough going. Also as in most countries, the economics of the chain/larger hotels doesn't always have to be based on self reliance.

Chiang Mai resorts have it even tougher these days as by January there is often the factor of rising pollution to cut short their season.

A more reliable indicator of the situation would be a local stand alone business.

Thais are often their own worst enemy with their tendency to head for the new posh place in town inevitably owned by some conglomerate.

 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Some were hoping that more Western tourists would fill their place especially during the next few months.

You mean, the 'Western tourist' that the TAT, hotel associations, and tour operators said they could care less about over the last few years?  Those 'Western tourists?'  :clap2:

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The surge in Chinese tourism to CM was because of the hit 2012 Chinese movie "Lost in Thailand" that was filmed in CM , one of Chinas most popular ever movies and that was the reason why many Chinese came to CM 

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