Jump to content
BANGKOK

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

webfact

Tourism in northern Thailand decimated: Worst in ten years say hoteliers

Recommended Posts

In actual fact the drop should not be a problem. BUT , how many new hotels and tourist businesses have opened in the last 10 years. Plus the influx of population to the surrounding areas because of the tourist dollar.

Chiang Mai has developed with a dependence on an exponential increase in tourism . No one considered that this might stabilise or decrease; that is the problem!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We are happy to hear that because the Tourist and expat, and foreigners they have no respect and no safety and gov. and police they do not care ? Thailand just asking them to bring your money only 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

The Chinese people that Thailand attracts are, but I've seen Chinese in more up-market countries who are perfectly well behaved. Thailand attracts the trash.

Benidorm of Asia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, ChipButty said:

They use to do that in Thailand a long time ago

That was a long time ago....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At the moment it seems busy I went for a couple of beers last week in a hotel I know the lady who owns it I asked how's business and she said they are full 50 rooms even she said she didn't know where they come from but next month at the moment nothing, last minute mad rush

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Thaifriends said:

Well Americans are loud speaking as well. You can hear in a restaurent what they are talking even a a couple of meters away. Sorry no personal offense but its true.

 

In a bus to Pattaya, we had a US couple sitting infront row. They were talking loudly and all discussion was just bitching on others back home. Finally the driver asked the lady conductor to tell them to stop talking as he wasnt able to drive.

 

In return the guy aggresively went to the lady conductor and pulled her hair from behind asking " what did you say, what did you say"

 

So Chinese tourist are a nuisance but there are other example also. Thiis happened infront of me as I was jn 2nd row. Shameful behaviour.

Hmmm, so categorizing all Americans as goons on holiday because of one couple is a lot smarter than criticizing the poor behavior of busloads of Chinese tourists right?

 

Well, I'm Canadian myself but I lived a few years in Thailand, so just for the record the most annoying tourists in Thailand are all the Brits who do nothing but drink alcohol until they get loud, obnoxious and get into a fight somewhere or pass out in the streets like animals (or in a recent case decide to spray paint obscenities on ancient ruins)

Just saying.

Don't know where you're from, but any Brits better look at themselves in the mirror before they shit on anybody else....and any mention of annoying tourists without a mention of disgraceful Brits is nothing less than idiotic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The brits with the tattoos, ciggies, bad hygiene are as bad as it gets, and the men are just as bad. My first and only flight through Heathrow smelled like a pile of musty, dirty clothes.  Do they ever clean their sweaters? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/23/2019 at 7:27 PM, webfact said:

Meanwhile the TAT in the north have come up with a plan called the "Chiang Mai Green Card" (this refers to this part of the low season being called the 'green season' in the trade).

....I wonder what kind of promotion scheme will be pull from their backside for the "grey season"...???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/24/2019 at 8:57 AM, ezzra said:

The OP doesn't take into account the staggering numbers of both legal and many illegals hotels, moteles, guesthouses and airbnb that exist now everywhere in Thailand, the latter of course not reporting on their booking numbers, having said that, the high baht and the fact that Thailand stopped being the darling of the tourism world doesn't help either...

And the Pound Stirling for me has dropped from 79B/£ to 38.5B together with the Euro over the last 10 years. But this is not the fault of Thailand .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hoteliers all over Thailand have been saying that the situation is dire in recent weeks. Stories of doom and gloom about tourism going down the pan in Pattaya and Phuket have been all over the media.

But the TAT and the Thai Ministry for Tourism and Sports continue to paint a rosier picture than what businesses - and ordinary tourists - are experiencing on the ground.

 

"as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen."

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, Thaifriends said:

Well Americans are loud speaking as well. You can hear in a restaurent what they are talking even a a couple of meters away. Sorry no personal offense but its true.

 

In a bus to Pattaya, we had a US couple sitting infront row. They were talking loudly and all discussion was just bitching on others back home. Finally the driver asked the lady conductor to tell them to stop talking as he wasnt able to drive.

 

In return the guy aggresively went to the lady conductor and pulled her hair from behind asking " what did you say, what did you say"

 

So Chinese tourist are a nuisance but there are other example also. Thiis happened infront of me as I was jn 2nd row. Shameful behaviour.

"even a a couple of meters away."

 

Try multiplying that by 10! 2 metres is about the height of a doorway! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If 50% of tourism business failed, it would likely be the bottom 50% of businesses that provide poor service, overcharge and take the ever growing tourist numbers for granted.

 

So, this is not a bad thing at all...in fact a purge is a good thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, DLock said:

If 50% of tourism business failed, it would likely be the bottom 50% of businesses that provide poor service, overcharge and take the ever growing tourist numbers for granted.

 

So, this is not a bad thing at all...in fact a purge is a good thing.

Depends on who owns the land.  Look at John's Place... consistently bad reviews on TA, but he runs it like the Pentagon cafeteria, knowing there will always be some unfortunate souls who need a bite to eat.. and he has the location and owns the land. OTOH, it is more like the old classics are the ones getting turned into condos on Nimman, as their luck ran out on cheap rent.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good, maybe the Chinese are leaving the North. Maybe time to visit CM again , sounds like perfect for me. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, moontang said:

Depends on who owns the land.  Look at John's Place... consistently bad reviews on TA, but he runs it like the Pentagon cafeteria, knowing there will always be some unfortunate souls who need a bite to eat.. and he has the location and owns the land. OTOH, it is more like the old classics are the ones getting turned into condos on Nimman, as their luck ran out on cheap rent.  

Fair point. Location is key, and some lousy businesses will survive purely based on a better location unfortunately...especially if they own the site...

 

I scanned Trip Advisor for Johns place...yeah, not good at all...but that location is killer. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...