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Thailand set to introduce visa-free travel for Chinese and Indians

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The reality is that making the Indians and Chinese get a VOA is considered racism when other races (that being you) don't require a VOA.

 

Yet, Thailand lifts the VOA requirement and they are still called racists.

 

The triggered barstool brigade again showing their "superiority" and "prejudice" towards other races....

 

The only racists here are YOU.

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This is bad news, not why you think.

Millions of Indians and Chinese could afford 800k  for a retirement visa deposit

and they are not wanted here long term. Failure to understand this is a symptom of white privilege. Standby for  increase in such requirements, which may be drastic.

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The chinese will Sweet n Sour them and the Indians will bombard them with with Mandala and create a real Vindaloo...just doesnt make senses to me...those 2 countries are the Top Cheap Charlies.....Ting Tong !

 

They tell me Massage Shops dont want to massage Indians because they smell and Chinese because they dont give Tips.

 

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33 minutes ago, ExpatOne said:

Morons. Tossing out the cream and scraping the bottom of the bucket.

I don't know about the cream, but here in Samui the businesses just love the Chinese. In the restaurants they spend way more than farangs, eat for no more than an hour, and never complain about the food being expensive. The Central festival is full with them too. 

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20 minutes ago, StayinThailand2much said:

What's next? Every visitor from China or India getting a King Power cash voucher worth 5,000 baht? They must be desperate now...

Not vouchers but mango and sticky rice.

 

After the boat tragedy, Prawit told the media it was a case of "Chinese doing it to Chinese".

 

He then felt sorry about that statement and gave them 5 tonnes of sticky rice and mango.

 

And then they wonder why the Chinese are getting tired of Thailand.

 

Source: Google: Rice and mango banquet no way to show 'we care' - Bangkok Post.

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14 minutes ago, Date Masamune said:

This is bad news, not why you think.

Millions of Indians and Chinese could afford 800k  for a retirement visa deposit

and they are not wanted here long term. Failure to understand this is a symptom of white privilege. Standby for  increase in such requirements, which may be drastic.

They can block that by not issuing non-immigrant visas, which are a requirement for the yearly temporary extensions to the permit to stay. Probably will, I think multi entry non-imm O is already harder to get? Of course they could then apply the restriction across the board as westeners would just be small collateral damage.

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Obviously do not want western / european tourists as the free visa for only Chinese and Indians is outright discriminatory !   welcome to more of the cheap package tour Chinese and the coaches  that clog up the city ! Don't see many Indian girls here only the guys looking for a quick fix on Walking Street !   We can expect more Ladyboy fights and tourist being fleeced /ripped off !  Very short sighted government !

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Let's take a look at some numbers.

 

About june of 2018 the Yuan against the Thai baht started dropping.

It has gone from 5 baht / Yuan to 4.35 baht / yuan.

That is -.65 baht / yuan. In about a year.

That means they have lost 13% in a year.

If we take that to dollar figures. If a typical tourist spends 1500 dollars, then they have lost 195 dollars. 

The market in China is crumbling, if the yuan is devaluated more aggressively to try and offset the trade war against America? It spells disaster for Thailand without a doubt. 

Actually I am willing to bet it is already hitting Thailand very hard. 

 

If I were a Chinese tourist watching the currency drop and the market dropping. The last thing I would be thinking about is an over priced vacation to Thailand?

 

IMHO if the trade war does not end. Which at this point it looks like it is going to escalate. Then the vast majority of Chinese will be at home in mother China instead of traveling to Thailand.

 

Another little tidbit. The Indian Rupee is in just as bad a shape against the Thai baht as the Chinese yuan!

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4 hours ago, Captain_Bob said:

Read the wording

"on the table for.. consideration" 

"intends to introduce" 

"later this yea

Maybe their worried about high season not meeting predictions

Announce early the intentions so travel agents can get to work

now in China and India

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14 minutes ago, Jen65 said:

Obviously do not want western / european tourists as the free visa for only Chinese and Indians is outright discriminatory ! 

Most westies don't need a visa at all, they can come in on a visa waiver. That said, immigration policies are always discriminatory. And they should be. There's no room for PC in immigration policies.

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Absolute racism. I'm not entirely sure of the Indian angle, but the Chinese angle is ludicrous. The Chinese may arrive in huge numbers but the import and export leakage with respect to their numbers is almost total. They fly in on Chinese owned airlines, get driven around in Chinese owned buses by Chinese owned tour companies. They stay in Chinese owned hotels and eat in Chinese owned restaurants. They spend a ton of money but very little of it affects the Thai economy.

 

are the people running TAT really that obtuse?

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6 hours ago, moonseeker said:

Ridiculous this obsession with tourism news and daily changing numbers and statements. MS>

They are not obsessed with numbers of Chinese tourist taking a crap on their streets.

The Thais are obsessed with GREED.

 

There are 1.5 billion Chinese, lets hope they all show up at once and the Thais get buried in crap.

 

As for those of us who live here, supporting Thai families and sick buffalo, .... keep filing your TM30.

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

This year’s target for tourism revenue, including domestic travel, has been set at THB3.4 trillion. Earnings from international tourists will reach around THB2.2 trillion while tourist arrivals should exceed 40.5 million.

They just seem to pull figures and stats outta their ar*e sometimes ..  their disconnection from reality is total .. 

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7 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

Seeing as 'farang' tourists get 30 day visa free entry on arrival, I fail to see how they are trying to 'get them out', in favour of other nationalities ? Unless you are babbling on about TM28/30's, which is an entirely different thing. 

Even if you come in for 30 days farangs are getting hassled for sure if here a few times a year as i was here for 8 days in june before going to vietnam and i was told by the immigration officer that he would not process me so another had to do it . i asked why no response given and i come here spend my money and go home never had a overstay and i get 2 visas a year and stay 35 days only with a visa here 4 times a year but still hassled so no wonder people go elsewhere now.

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