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Why the Chinese are infinitely more important than Western tourists to Thailand

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4 minutes ago, Kasane said:

Low income, bar stool dwellers, old farangs whose days of faking income through false affidavits. Don't take it personally. But you can google for the answers that you are seeking.

What’s google say about 🔥 

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18 hours ago, Bang Bang said:

The smart move is to accept that it will be China's world soon that the rest of us will be living in. And prepare accordingly.

 

A few phrases like

How are you? Yes, master. No, master. As you desire.

in Mandarin should be good.

 

But, seriously, I walk by King Power on Soi Rangam, which is Chinese tourists ground 0, every day and some of their women are majorly bangable. Prying them loose from their tour group is another matter but that's where language skills would help.

or how about "do you like to party"

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17 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

Probably not as English is an important language in China.  English speakers in China is over 200 million and rising, with 50 million secondary school children now studying the language

Well.....
"Know your enemy".

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40 minutes ago, Bipolar said:

As an educated thai, I prefer to have more Asians in Thailand be it Chinese, Indians, Japanese, Koreans, Malaysians etc. After all we are Asians and we have better cultural values than the Westerners! Yes, there are the good and bad and the poor and the rich, the educated and the uneducated , the losers and the winners in all different races etc, Unfortunately when it comes to Thailand and in terms of farangs, it tends to attract out of a 100% of farangs who come here , at least 90% who are losers, (ie those who could not make in their own countries!, sex tourist and criminals and yes also  whingers. Also most of  the so called working farangs here are the ones that are stealing jobs from the thais ie websites developers, so called digital online marketing professionals, media companies etc and most of them do not support local thais etc. Had a bad experience with two media companies, one based in Pattaya and  another in Phuket, both were reluctant to help a thai start-up get coverage despite even wanting to pay as these scumbags felt threatened by the thai start-up and one , the one based in Pattaya even tried to steal some ideas from the thai start-up. Already in the midst of gaining more support from agencies and top level thais and soon even online to rid thailand of these scum! There are some nice westerners who have contributed greatly to thailands development and also some that are living here as expats with their western wives and families and are decently behaved and are really welcomed in this country, but again these are only a minority. 

We ought to respect the cultural differences of the East and West if Thailand aim to be the good host for tourists.   

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Well yep, because Chinese are also "Save-Face" - B*****s

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Don't forget, China is still a communist country and with one fell swoop of a word from 'The Leader' they're gone. I bet you dollars to donuts as soon as another country gives them a better deal, they're out. I taught in China and lived there. They only loyalty they have these days is to money. They don't care where it comes from.

 

As far as population goes, Less than 10% of Chinese have passports, which means the other 90% is not coming. At the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday, Ctrip CEO Jane Sun predicted the number of Chinese passport holders would grow to 240 million by 2020. Currently, about 120 million Chinese citizens hold passports, about 8.7 percent of the population. Jan 26, 2018.

 

I had a student who will Never get a passport because her daughter never came back from a trip to Canada in the 1990s. The government is punishing her for her daughter's decision. Many don't want a passport because they do not earn enough to travel anywhere.

 

Don't believe the hype! All of them are not coming to Thailand. There's Dubai, USA markets, European markets, South American markets and Oceana markets. They are still heading to those destinations. Don't forget Singapore.

 

Thailand still needs expats more than expats need Thailand. They just haven't figured that out yet.

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No insult to Western tourists but Asian tourists would spend more than Western tourists.

Look at hotels, Western tourists mostly stay in cheap motels and hostels while Asians dont mind paying for decent hotels.

Its the same in Western countries too, you see more Chinese tourists and they are willing to spend!

 

The world has changed and everywhere depends on Chinese tourists. 

Nobody welcomes tourists who are not willing spending and looking for budget tourism.

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57 minutes ago, Bipolar said:

As an educated thai, I prefer to have more Asians in Thailand be it Chinese, Indians, Japanese, Koreans, Malaysians etc. After all we are Asians and we have better cultural values than the Westerners!

You sound just like the Germans from the 'master race' era. Remember that! What have Asians 'brought to the global table'? Where was electricity developed? where was the internet developed? The same technology that allows you the platform to make such stupid uneducated statements as you did here? You sound like the educated fool that you are.

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Is this alleged Chinese Expenditure every day ie 365 days a year? My expenditure pa here varies dependent upon  tasks to do but is $35 to 45,000 pa  Bit more than a chinese Tourist over 14 day holiday and my cash is spent with THAI Recipients

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19 hours ago, NotYourBusiness said:

Another humbling graphic (only 20 years away):

 

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When I see projections like this Im always a little bit skeptical - and note it IS nominal GDP. Too many variables for this to be accurate

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No insult to Western tourists but Asian tourists would spend more than Western tourists.
Look at hotels, Western tourists mostly stay in cheap motels and hostels where Asians prefer decent hotels.
Its the same in Western countries too, you see more Chinese tourists and they are willing to spend!
Sure mate,

Ever went to koh kood, lanta, samui and co in a 5 star resort?... Or are you just making stuff up?

Our friends 5 star phuket resort is 40% unoccupied this year. Maybe it's too cheap for the chinese and indians
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Chinese start their children on English lessons as early as 2 or 3. I taught in Shanghai for 4 years and everyone wanted to be my friend to improve their English.

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2 hours ago, mercman24 said:

There is more to the economy than tourism.  tourist might spend more versus the European tourists, they are missing one important fact, they dont to factor in  EX PAT contributions. (those who live here full time, (ok this is about TOURISM) but they never come up with stats as to our input ,into the Thai economy, per year, i bet its a dam sight more than a 2 week spending  Chinese tourist, my spends are well over 1-5 milion baht per year, and dont forget the 400,000 in a Thai bank doing S.F.A. is there are figure for long time ex pats, i have never seen one ??. 

I wonder how much the input is of people who can live on 40.000 Bht/month? Who have a problem to have 800.000/year for ret.ext.?

How many $millionaires are here on retirement?

Westerners still don't want to see that China has long since overtaken Europeans re spending because Chinese can afford it. 

I see this on our yearly summer holidays in Salzburg. Chinese don't advertise their wealth, they go and spend 40.000€ on a watch without hesitation. The security guard outside the shop didn't want to let the guy in.

Time to wake up.

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Sure mate,

 

Ever went to koh kood, lanta, samui and co in a 5 star resort?... Or are you just making stuff up?

 

Our friends 5 star phuket resort is 40% unoccupied this year. Maybe it's too cheap for the chinese and indians

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Too bad, maybe their wrong pricing strategy?

 

Try checking around who stays at cheap motels and hostels. Troublemakers from West!

 

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