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2 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

My Thai friends are going the the UK.

At 38.54B/£ there on to a good thing .

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Apparently everyone missed all the tour buses in Jomtein last weekend. This weekend is the new Kings birthday. Another long Holiday.

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Just now, Lee65 said:

I have done my part for Thai tourism: advised friends in other countries that Thailand has become an awful place to visit.

I've told my family not to come.  Don't like the government. 

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6 hours ago, Matzzon said:

That´s great news! Maybe the bigger part of all foreign criminalty in Thailand can move to Vietnam too. Then this nice country can go back to what it once was.

You want Thais to leave their native land? - 555555 ! -"Foreign"? - Don't think so!

 

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1 hour ago, rodknock said:

how about being overcharged!!!

try getting a taxi!!

ripped of by lady boys!!

yea, let's go and get ------

Maybe start Batting for the other side, and the cost my well come down :cheesy: :thumbsup: :cheesy:

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14 minutes ago, Percy P said:

Thai goods are very cheap but not against your own Countries currency. So that the problem

Just by repeating that 10 times, people are not going to believe it more 🙂🙂🙂

 

If it's not against my currency, then against what? 

 

Local purchasing power?

 

Yeah sure, Thais will agree with that. Not. If the BTS keeps pumping the prices, they will be taking the bus.

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I think that not only fewer tourists head for Thailand than before, but also many 'long-stayers' probably stay in Thailand shorter than they used to. 3-4 months instead of 6; 1-2 months instead of 3, etc.

 

But, still, Thailand remains as one of the top destinations for tourists worldwide; and I don't think there will be a SIGNIFICANT decline in tourist numbers/revenues (unless the baht continues on its march of course).

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6 hours ago, Metapod said:

Exchange rate is bad, costs are going up, visas are getting a lot harder to get, and more competitive alternatives are arising.

 

it isn't really surprising stuff. Thailand ain't that cheap anymore. Aussie dollar is like 21.7 thb these days. A lot of things are cheaper back in Aus now,

Why is it only 21.75 Baat.It's not because the Baat has value.

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7 hours ago, Metapod said:

Exchange rate is bad, costs are going up, visas are getting a lot harder to get, and more competitive alternatives are arising.

 

it isn't really surprising stuff. Thailand ain't that cheap anymore. Aussie dollar is like 21.7 thb these days. A lot of things are cheaper back in Aus now,

But it is, you can't compare it to the poor performance of your own Country.

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1 hour ago, Benmart said:

I also vote with my money. Poor service = bad reviews and no return business. The good businesses will survive.

Bad review can put you into prison

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7 hours ago, Metapod said:

Exchange rate is bad, costs are going up, visas are getting a lot harder to get, and more competitive alternatives are arising.

 

it isn't really surprising stuff. Thailand ain't that cheap anymore. Aussie dollar is like 21.7 thb these days. A lot of things are cheaper back in Aus now,

How are visas harder to get for tourists coming to Thailand?

Tourists from more than sixty countries can travel to Thailand visa exempt, compare that with Vietnam you can almost count on one hand the countries from which you don't need a visa.

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6 hours ago, Matzzon said:

That´s great news! Maybe the bigger part of all foreign criminalty in Thailand can move to Vietnam too. Then this nice country can go back to what it once was.

I agree.

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