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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 10:59
Jonathan Fairfield

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

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I have never seen a Chinese tourist in a bar or in a girlie bar. Come to think of it I don't remember seeing them in Thai restaurants either. I have difficulty getting my head around Chinese outspending all others. Where do the data come from? How are the data analysed and what is the significance? If correct then all the bars in Pattaya will close through lack custom as the Chinese part of the pie chart grows.

The only area I see Chinese spending is buying stuff to take home in boxes on the airplane. I must admit they always have lots of boxes, so maybe they are spending in regular retail shops.

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14 hours ago, Justgrazing said:

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

Chinese expenditures was US$15 trillion?

From Wikipedia:

In 2017, according to the IMF, Thailand had a GDP of 15.450 trillion baht (US$455 billion), 

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I never give a buffalo nor a rat's ass about their tourism numbers nor who is their tourist flavor for the moment. I enjoy my time in Thailand and like to travel around this beautiful country. I don't waste my time in bars nor with the girls in them and neither do the Chinese. When Little Caesar took over Thailand he said he would get rid of corruption. Well that signaled the end of the westerner and if you are going to get rid of one group you damn well better have another to take their place. Enter stage left... The Chinese. Yes, they are rude and nasty (If you've ever spent more than 90 days in China you know what I mean) but they have newly found wealth and Thailand wants it share. What's disheartening is how Thailand mounts these campaigns on westerners. Cambodia has more Chinese coming than Thailand, and not just as a travel destination but investment and living, but Cambodia is not cherry picking it's visitors. Let Thailand have their Chinese. Chinese are a fickled bunch. Make them mad and they all turn their noses up and stop coming. 

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14 hours ago, Justgrazing said:

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

Yes, the sick buffalo factor is a very important statistic, As well as the house built by Farang and all family moved into as well as all distant relatives and the "brother".

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12 hours ago, tlandtday said:

Yes and it is possible when you have a bunch of idiots trying to take down their own President while the Chinese march onward in unison. 

Putin's lapdog problems were all self-inflicted. 

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What kind of entertaining bull"*ç%*ç%t.

An European on a daily spending of USD 125 and the Chinese on USD 192? 

The access costs (air ticket) for an European is much more expensive than for the Chinese so this cannot be included in above figure. So, to put it in relation, the Farang spends THB 3'700 per 24 hours; the Chinese a hefty THB 6'000 - every day and as latter arrive (mostly in couples or room sharing basis) it is to be taken on half-twin; the Farang usually would go for single room.

 

These statistics are <deleted> - if you ask me as an outside. You're rabbit hunting and you point your flashlight on it at night. The rabbit's movements usually freeze. Now, if you miss the rabbit with two shots, once you miss to the rabbit's left, once to it's right - then - by statistic - the rabbit is shot dead! There you go with your statistics 😉 

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3 minutes ago, AlQaholic said:

Yes, the sick buffalo factor is a very important statistic, As well as the house built by Farang and all family moved into as well as all distant relatives and the "brother".

But the "brother" is really the lover... Lol! 

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14 hours ago, Bang Bang said:

and show them 5 inches more than they ever thought possible. 

 

I doubt your hat size would be that much of a surprise or that impressive.

 

 

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And what about the cost of a fully destroyed country? Already now, Chinese are caught at airports with cardboard boxes full of corals, broken off on reefs all over. Only one example. And this is just the beginning

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11 hours ago, Benroon said:

What ? Is there a polling company respect index somewhere ? I've never heard of them !

Nielsen operates in over 100 countries and employs approximately 44,000 people worldwide. Total revenues were $6.2 billion in 2016.  Now you have.😀

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15 hours ago, Wilsonandson said:

Will this lead to Manadrin becoming the prefered 2nd language in Thailand?

Sent from my SM-A700FD using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
 

In fact China wants Chinese to become the international language because Mandarin is spoke by more people than any other. Of course, the fact that most of them live in China is considered a minor point, ha! And also in recent news is the headline 'China to build moon station in 'about 10 years' and after that Mars, the Red planet, might become 'red' in other ways too. China spends more money on space programs than Russia and Japan and if the increase is sustained, it will be more than America. Great Caesars Ghost are we looking at a future Chinese Solar System?😀

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6 minutes ago, Whyamiandwhatamidoinghere said:

I agree, Shianukeville is the example, but Cambodia doesn't target its Western tourists nor expats, is my point. Chinese tourists are the reconnaissance arm of the Chinese government. Any country that has an harbor is a prime target. 

Yes.

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