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Lack of European visitors the cause of Thailand's tourism woes, says hotelier

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18 hours ago, webfact said:

Thaivisa notes that Voice TV is noted for its liberal stance and politcal-centric analysis that has often caused it to run foul of the Thai authorities.

 

Ahh so this is an unpopular news item with the powers that be, that is most likely censored or claimed the owner is  --------- with the news. Why doesn't that suprise me?! Well they need to do something. Why not a 5 year program to encourage euro tourists?? This means you need to change the slant in the news media - S & M online :thumbsup:   and TV and radio hosts and what they SAY !! 

 

After twenty years as using them (westerners) as a scapegoat that is going to be hard to change gears, but no time like the present to start, as this will not be cured in just a year or two.

 

Good Luck

 

 

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10 hours ago, Wongkitlo said:

Is that multi entry based on marriage or just over 50 based on retirement? My friend told me I can just leave before 90 days is up and start again but haven't read much about it. Do you need to pay for a new visa every time? Do you need financial proof.

Mainly singles for looking after my kid.

No financials required in Laos or Vietnam.

Bank statements required in other countries.

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Until Thailand starts quoting real numbers of tourists,overnight change of flights, business visits and visa runs etc the country has absolutely no idea of real tourist numbers. Keep making up rosy numbers while the tourist industry goes down the drain.

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18 hours ago, mok199 said:

Apparently ToT is awarding 50 bt cash to every European and or westerener on arrival .

I'd prefer the free sticky rice and mango they gave to the Chinese not long ago.

 

40 years ago, I thought I'd retire in Thailand.  These days, I'm not wild about even visiting for a few months.  Although I do have a lifetime motorcycle driver's license, so maybe I could hook up with Hell's Angels and have a good time.

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18 hours ago, simon43 said:

Having moved 1 month ago from Thailand to Luang Prabang (Laos), Hanoi is just a 90 minute direct flight away, ideal for weekend trips, and no need to do a TM30 on my return 🙂

What is it like?  I liked Vientiane; good affordable coffee.  I've heard Luang is a party town but the ladies don't play?

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13 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Filipino men are quite friendly to foreigners, a very different attitude from Thai men.

I also found the same but I wish they would stop calling me Sir 

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1st - the strong Thai baht is NOT helping the situation.

 

2nd - Thailand is NOT cheap anymore. If you live here you will eat 40 baht noodles off the street but visitors don't!

 

3rd - high taxes mean that buying/shopping is also expensive. I can buy Nike/Adidas runners cheaper in the USA/Australia. 

 

4th - foreigners still believe that the Thai Govt is a military run Govt (which it is)

 

5th - TM30's which although doesn't affect short term visitors prevents us long term people from travelling.

 

My fear is that the Land of Smiles will NOT recover from this downturn even though TAT feeds us <deleted> that visitor numbers are up (maybe all the Chinese that come here and don't spend a cent).

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1 minute ago, Aussie Jo said:

1st - the strong Thai baht is NOT helping the situation.

 

2nd - Thailand is NOT cheap anymore. If you live here you will eat 40 baht noodles off the street but visitors don't!

 

3rd - high taxes mean that buying/shopping is also expensive. I can buy Nike/Adidas runners cheaper in the USA/Australia. 

 

4th - foreigners still believe that the Thai Govt is a military run Govt (which it is)

 

5th - TM30's which although doesn't affect short term visitors prevents us long term people from travelling.

 

My fear is that the Land of Smiles will NOT recover from this downturn even though TAT feeds us <deleted> that visitor numbers are up (maybe all the Chinese that come here and don't spend a cent).

Add the Indians to that list arguing over 20 baht with a tuk tuk driver the other night

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31 minutes ago, donnacha said:


Yeah, absolutely. That's something I really enjoy when I'm there. Not something you'd imagine would be important, but it is somehow.

 

 

Everyone talks about his own experiences, for me the Filipinos are the last country that you will go for the lack of security and the chronic predisposition to lie about everything, difficulty receiving a menu in English in the best restaurants, extremely hot and humid 50 C ° , if you are not with someone who speaks one of their dialects you are completely lost. Truly a bad experience.

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