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Pattaya high season hotel bookings well down on 2017 - but there could be a reason say THA

 

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The chief of the Thai Hoteliers' Association of the eastern seaboard has told Sophon that booking for high season at Pattaya hotels are well down on those experienced last year. 

 

But some of this could be explained by changes in booking behavior brought on my computer technology. 

 

Dr Phakhamon Wongyai said that in the past people booking hotels did so well in advance about two to three months before arrival. This meant that hoteliers were well apprised of trends.

 

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These days customers were fishing around for the best deals and waiting until the last moment - most booked just a week or two before with some waiting until a single day before arrival. 

 

But she conceded that hotel bookings were down on last year. As an example November 2018 has seen a 5% drop on 2017.

 

There are far fewer Russians in particular due to the state of the rouble, she said. 

 

The downturn in mainland Chinese arrivals is also serious though this has been offset to a degree by more Taiwanese coming. 

 

They exhibit different behavior, however, being less likely to come on group tours. They tend to spend more money and organize things themselves rather than rely on tour companies. 

 

Source: Sophon Cable

 

 
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all the agents Agoda etc do this to try and get you to panic buy, its a sells routine,when you get in touch with the hotel direct , and the answer has always been , *yes no problem, we have a room for you *

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3 minutes ago, mercman24 said:

all the agents Agoda etc do this to try and get you to panic buy, its a sells routine,when you get in touch with the hotel direct , and the answer has always been , *yes no problem, we have a room for you *

Believe the point was only 44% - normally they report you are getting the last available room on the planet.  

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6 minutes ago, mercman24 said:

all the agents Agoda etc do this to try and get you to panic buy, its a sells routine,when you get in touch with the hotel direct , and the answer has always been , *yes no problem, we have a room for you *

But they of ten charge more. And each hotel site is allocated a certain number of rooms to market and fill. 

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The Internet ehy........

Chindia the new buzzword and arrivals are down, but number of hotels up and rising.

Tough time for hoteliers in Pattaya, even tougher for nightlife entertainment, since Chindia does not have deep pockets for girlie bars.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

 

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10 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

Believe the point was only 44% - normally they report you are getting the last available room on the planet.  

And someone else is looking at the room , so you'd better book immediately 

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Many 4-5 star traveling Westerners “been there; done that” with Thailand but also are finding other SE Asian countries that have cleaner beaches or more customer friendly than Thailand. With Thailand’s “excessive tourism” not keeping up with the infrastructure or ruining its pristine beaches with no building codes, lack of “anti-littering” campaigns to educate the locals along with lack of good customer service, Thailand has ruined the goose that laid the golden egg. 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

They exhibit different behavior, however, being less likely to come on group tours. They tend to spend more money and organize things themselves rather than rely on tour companies

 

What a nice dream 

wake up 

The  Chinese had find out you are not a 1 class quality family resort 

About Russians they mostly only comes for working but get bs from their own country man 

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