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BANGKOK 19 June 2019 18:20
Jonathan Fairfield

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

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The article is from January 2018. Did the number of Chinese passport holders go up to 15% at least?

 

 

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As mentioned, tourist arrival figures are largely meaningless as a retired expat who lives here permanently and supports a house and car and family counts for exactly the same as a Chinaman who is just here for a weekend on a zero-dollar tour.

 

What is really important is the total spend per tourist, and what they spend it on. But I wonder how many Thais understand that?

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7 minutes ago, Bang Bang said:

Ah, making fun are we?

 

When the bar stoolers waddle home who. pray tell, will support the Isaan women, those that not like Thai man because too much butterfly, I only give money my bluther, him good heart take care me when you not here?

 

And their family, the village lao khao industry, the friendly neighborhood layabouts, ...

They're a resourceful bunch - they'll find a way to replace that 200 baht a day allowance so often bragged about by the slave owners on here.

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4 minutes ago, Bang Bang said:

The Chinese here are as far I see not hiso. Those folk go to Paris and London and the like.

 

In any case, the battle's on Ben. I shall lure them with durian, sweet talk them in Mandarin and show them 5 inches more than they ever thought possible. What you got?

It would need to get to below zero here for your 5 inches to come close to winning - I also have a humungous waving one armed Faberge designer cat !!

 

I would bring out their cheeky side by reminding them if they were my big toe I would bang them on every piece of furniture !!

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Bang Bang said:

You are not serious are you?

 

10 million 7-day $150/day tourists vs. a couple of hundred thousand English teachers/pensioners their butt bones clanging as they run to catch the bus to their next assignment or the IMO?

'butt bones clanging' !! lolololol

 

I don't think I've ever left here not feeling suicidal however that comment has just changed all that ! Superb 

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