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Rich Indians to the Rescue as Chinese Tourists Shun Thailand

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I doubt even the rich will supplement 7-11 losses as Indians bring their own rice 😂

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"Thailand sees fivefold jump in Indian visitors between 2018-28"

 

 

oh ok, thai government has crystal ball to predict future

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4 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

People need to wake up and stop spewing the same old rhetoric. There are, and always has been, more Indian, Chinese,  tourists and ex-pats here than <insert home country here>.

You just look stupid quoting one coke and four straws.

There are millions and millions of middle class Indians who travel, make and spend more than your average western expat/tourist.

They are not staying in a guest-house in soi sexpat, chowing down on the 99 baht breakfast special. Chances are an Indian expat owns the guest-house and the restaurant.

 

My wife does some work for a couple of Indian guys in Pattaya, they are filthy rich, they own hotels, restaurants. I have met and socialised with these people and their visiting friends. The friends stay at 5 star hotels, hire a minivan and driver, a nanny for the kids, they probably spend in a day what a fan room expat spends in a week. You wont see them at 7/11 or on a baht bus or nursing the happy hour beer.

 

 

 

 

So... if you don't see them at 7\11 they don't exist! Lol! 

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2 minutes ago, petemoss said:

Nope, not middle class and not 3 out of 5. Mostly groups of market traders, stocking up on cheap goods to sell back home. See them on Beach Road every night, groups of 3 or 4 harassing a girl for ages, in order to get a good price for a block booking. They really make my skin crawl (and the girls).

The reason why it takes so long is because there is another 3-4 waiting in the room 😉😂

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2 hours ago, piewarmer said:

The Thai exchange rate gives poor value to tourists, once the rich Indians have had their one visit they will move on to greener pastures, just like the Chinese. I don't know any Thai who has nice things to say about Indian people, they will feel unwelcome, so I don't expect any long term boom.

   With 1.3 billion people, there's an ample stream of 'one visit' tourists.  By the way, I usually only visit places once as a tourist, too--so many other places to go to that I haven't been to yet.

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Well the visa thing is a major issue and drive everything down  Cambodia and Vietnam  happy right now

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2 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

Thats probably a reflection of where you hang out rather than where well off indian tourists hang out. I often see western tourists drinking at the 7/11 front step bar.

But you do not see 7-11 full of Chinese buying mama or Indians bargaining to buy same mama?

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19 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

People need to wake up and stop spewing the same old rhetoric. There are, and always has been, more Indian, Chinese,  tourists and ex-pats here than <insert home country here>.

You just look stupid quoting one coke and four straws.

There are millions and millions of middle class Indians who travel, make and spend more than your average western expat/tourist.

They are not staying in a guest-house in soi sexpat, chowing down on the 99 baht breakfast special. Chances are an Indian expat owns the guest-house and the restaurant.

 

My wife does some work for a couple of Indian guys in Pattaya, they are filthy rich, they own hotels, restaurants. I have met and socialised with these people and their visiting friends. The friends stay at 5 star hotels, hire a minivan and driver, a nanny for the kids, they probably spend in a day what a fan room expat spends in a week. You wont see them at 7/11 or on a baht bus or nursing the happy hour beer.

 

 

 

 

Then who are the mobs roaming Patong at the moment?

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1 minute ago, Peterw42 said:

I have never said my wife owns a restaurant.

So the second paragraph of @BestB's post is true then?

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