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BANGKOK 25 June 2019 22:34
Jonathan Fairfield

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

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6 minutes ago, DLock said:

 

Did you read the article?

yes, i did? Did you? No mention of TAT sources in there.

 

According to TAT and Mastercard: Russia, USA, UK, AUSTRALIA, GERMANY account for 29% of spendings in there alone, and that excludes Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, France and co

 

Source: https://www.tatnews.org/2018/11/thailand-leads-asia-in-international-visitors-spending-unwto-report/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_Thailand

 


You can calculate the spending per visitor urself using these 2 sources.

 

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Not to mention the India tourist numbers which are going up by 500k to 1mil per year.

 

This includes the three guys who share one Chang in Rainbow 2 to the family that charters a flight to fly in guests to a hotel in Samui they book all up plus a troupe of elephants for a daughter's wedding, and about 5 mil more in between.

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1 hour ago, Justgrazing said:

Yea but how much of that went on fixing up sick Buffalo ..

0 I would think never see any of them on Soi 4 except passing by in the bus. A friend who works Soi4  says the farang tourist are down every year.

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2 hours ago, NotYourBusiness said:

Another humbling graphic (only 20 years away):

 

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As the chinese get richer ( graph ) will they want to travel further, EU, USA etc and will that change the numbers coming to Thailand? Or will there still be lots of first timers to come here.

An interesting point, to me anyway, is what % of chinese tourists are repeat visitors?

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46 minutes ago, Destiny1990 said:

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However i do think Chinese like visiting Thailand because they can see many farangs here but if we are all getting forced out of Thailand then Thailand looses its farang feature thus dissatisfied Chinese😃

Wrong, we whiteys lost our star status amongst the Chinese about eight years ago.

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2 hours ago, otherstuff1957 said:

So, what do they buy?  They go to the high-end stores on Suk and buy brand-name stuff.

Most of it made in China, either genuine or fake.

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2 minutes ago, overherebc said:

An interesting point, to me anyway, is what % of chinese tourists are repeat visitors?

Good point. A statistic I saw some time ago showed that Thailand does in fact beat out its neighbors in getting repeats.

 

Heck, some people repeat so often that they then figure it's just not worth going home anymore and turn into expats (cough, cough, trying not to look in the mirror).

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2 minutes ago, moe666 said:

0 I would think never see any of them on Soi 4 except passing by in the bus. A friend who works Soi4  says the farang tourist are down every year.

I think i know her. Is that porn the beer bar girl? every time I see her she always complaining not enough boom boom and then I cave in  and bar fine her. Im starting to think its a scam

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2 hours ago, seajae said:

looks like this doesnt take in the zero dollar tours, all that money is spent in chinese shops/businesses

 

So what, those Chinese shops and businesses are here in Thailand.

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1 hour ago, ratcatcher said:

some of their women are majorly bang-bangable. :whistling:

I believe the term is bang-worthy.  Bangable is yet to be determined until you try. 

 

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5 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

Most of it made in China, either genuine or fake.

What do they buy? The girls buy cosmetics, the blokes buy electronics. You may say it's all made in China and you would be right, but the quality control for exports far surpasses the domestic QC and all those gadgets although made here are taxed as imports in China because they are foreign brands. Import tax is brutally high, over 100% in some product lines and so they are far cheaper in Thailand.

 

Look in the departure lounges at the airports. The Chinese all have a pile of boxes each as well as their luggage.

 

It's quite sad to see so many people in denial about the Chinese tourist revenue.

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2 hours ago, otherstuff1957 said:

Unlike Western tourists, they don't usually patronize small, local shops, smaller guesthouses or local restaurants.  Consequently, even though they spend more money, much, if not most of their money goes to foreign companies and their wealthy Thai partners. 

Those shops are all part of the Thai economy!

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