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Thai tourism in trouble: And competitor Vietnam is "scary" for Pattaya

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16 hours ago, KhunFred said:

Vietnam is not just a competitor to Thailand for tourism. They are an acceptable alternative for retirees. Vietnam actually WELCOMES retirees, while Thailand does everything to drive us out.

Does Vietnam offer a 2 year visa for 1900 baht?  

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Posted (edited)

So anyways, I am planning a trip to Ho Chi Min soon. Is District 4 ok to stay in, found some lovely places, or is District 1 better?

 

Serious question. Would appreciate input.

Edited by lkv

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More off topic bickering removed.

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On ‎7‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 5:28 PM, Melbun said:

Come on boys - stop winging about prices in LOS & Pattaya. Do you expect the prices of goods and services in your home land to remain the same forever?? Same, same for LOS. Can't afford to go ?? then put in a bit of overtime at work and save more dosh. Simple ?? right ?? If your exchange rate has changed by 30% - then save 30+% more and you will have a great time in LOS without this petulance.

You quoted my post remarking that Vietnam will be destroyed in the future as much as LOS is now. What has moaning about prices got to do with that?

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On ‎7‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 9:48 PM, chrissables said:

Maybe, so go have a look now 🙂

 

How will it look here in 30 years?

Probably as bad as Penang is now. I remember Penang when it was beautiful, in the 70s. Now it's horrible.

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On ‎7‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 10:49 PM, madmen said:

What's drastic about a free 30 days extendable visa.?

Vast majority of tourists arrive on a visa exempt entry. None of them bitch on forums about how difficult it is to visit LOS.

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On ‎7‎/‎28‎/‎2019 at 11:47 PM, berrec said:

Quote" He said that Vietnam was increasingly a rival of Thailand for tourist cash. Vietnam has lots of unexplored and new tourism locations and many people are choosing to go there instead of Pattaya in particular and Thailand in general"

 

Yes, Vietnam is starting to eat Thailand's tourist dollar. Even on the golfing front Vietnam wants to attract golfers globally that would normally consider Thailand as their golfing destination. Read the following article...

 

https://en.nhandan.org.vn/travel/item/7261902-golf-tourism-to-attract-more-international-visitors-to-vietnam.html

 

Vietnam Golf.png

Wait till Burma becomes easy to visit. They'll be giving rooms away free in LOS just to get customers in the restaurants. OK that's not true, but it'll be extremely quiet unless they wake up and sort their <deleted> smartish.

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On 8/2/2019 at 8:00 PM, DrTuner said:

The Crimea method: Slowly get your own people in and then claim they are the majority, follow up with military invasion, et voila, Chinese province. Rinse & repeat.

The thing is, it's not happening slowly.  It's happening extremely fast.

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On 8/4/2019 at 6:19 PM, ThomasThBKK said:

That's why they have no retirment visa?

 

Many expats in Vietnam are married to a Vietnamese national.  They get a 5 year multiple entry visa for around $50USD, no other hoops to jump through. 

 

For those not married, a short visa run once a year, which is usually back to one's home country, or a nearby country for a sporting, cultural, festival or shopping event, is a small price to pay for not having to put up with Thailand's bureaucratic, time consuming, and expensive visa crap, and yes, I count the wasted 800k / 400k in the expense, not just the 1900 baht. 

 

The visa run cost is well and truly covered, and then some, by the lower cost of living in Vietnam. 

 

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On 7/23/2019 at 3:38 PM, Surasak said:

All true Garybaldy. The thing is, many have strong roots here now and would find it very difficult to up sticks and go elsewhere.

This is why I tried to avoid putting down said roots. When I moved here 7 years ago, I knew things could change over time. And they certainly have.

 

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me thinks vietnam is not only scary for pattaya, but scary for all of thailand. more enticing to all already. the only negative i have noticed is viet is not a great place for scuba diving.

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