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42 minutes ago, sunnyboy2018 said:

Well run places are busy

I can't wait to know what is the name of some of these places

May can i ask you 2 or 3?

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46 minutes ago, kingofthemountain said:

Yinn you are really very lovely

but unfortunately most of the indians and chineses have a budget so tight that

they can't even afford a 10 bahts songtaew ride, it's why i can see them all over 

Pattaya walking all day long in the middle of the streets, it's really a sad show.

I suspect that one Norwegian tourist spends more than half a dozen Chinese or Indian tourists. About this time last year I was staying in a cheap guesthouse in lower Sukhumvit and as I was coming back to my room I saw at least 5 Indian guys going into one room, I would imagine that they would go to any lengths possible to save 1-2 baht each. I doubt they drink much booze, they probably eat the cheapest possible foods and drink only the free water they get at street food places. Obviously there'll be exceptions but I have no idea why TAT wants these kinds of visitors, it seems the bar girls don't like these guys much either, I can't imagine that they are good tippers!

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8 hours ago, Denim said:

The policy of not allowing people to make frequent visits is probably not going to do much for tourist arrivals.

 

The problem seems to be that they don't actually want tourists   only their money.

like a bored BG lol

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8 hours ago, RotBenz8888 said:

The real decline is probably a bit more than 1,5%....From what I see with my own eyes at the airport and in BKK, I'd say 50% 

 

A scientific study  if there ever was one

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2 hours ago, lonewolf99 said:

If a potential western tourist had never been to Thailand and then spent 30 minutes reading only half a dozen of the news strings on Thai Visa (including this one) - they would strike the place of their list of holiday destinations immediately.

 

There is no good news on here.  Everything bad about Thailand mentioned in this current article has been said and discussed before, hundreds if not thousands of times and nothing changes. If you care to read about Siam/Thai history nothing has changed in hundreds of years. They never wanted foreigners on their soil and made it so hard for anyone to even travel across the country without permission that it makes the modern TM30 look good. As for the locals becoming "free" and no longer enslaved back in 1905, we can see with this junta that nothing has changed and without a major revolution in mind set and economics will there ever be a change. Nothing any westerner says, does or types here in local media or global media will make any change or difference.

For years, searching for Thai stuff whilst outside Thailand would NOT return any hits from Thaivisa. 

 

It was almost as if it was designed to be seen only while in Thailand. 

 

Haven't tested it lately. 

 

I can imagine that the government would not want English speakers to receive hits from this forum. It could totally put off English speaking tourists. 

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6 hours ago, ChipButty said:

A pint of Hoegaarden in Phuket town 290 Baht how much back in Europe? 

That's absolutely insane. It can't have gotten that bad can it?

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10 minutes ago, Fex Bluse said:

For years, searching for Thai stuff whilst outside Thailand would NOT return any hits from Thaivisa. 

 

 

That works ok. No problem. This is with a Dutch proxy.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, freethinker said:

That's absolutely insane. It can't have gotten that bad can it?

I paid 260 baht for a pint of Brewdog beer at a place down soi 11.

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