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2 hours ago, HeyHeyHey said:

70,000 THB per PERSON

 

but but we want $0 Chinese

btw: think about that for a second... 70k per person spending in a country where the median income is likely around 10k a month

 

It's the equivalent like median income back home $4000 a month and tourists visiting you spending $28,000 a pop - and you have no freaking appreciation of that, just smirks <deleted> off where you came from

 

Wouldn't we line red carpets for them?

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4 hours ago, lensta said:

And years ago, these same people welcomed the army with open arms (including the ones on hear) and they will now be the loudest complainers, completely ignoring the fact that they supported the coup and prayut

Yes, sir. VERY well said. And now they carry on regardless.

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If course the europeans go to other places, they just get better value for money.

 

Thai need to adjust the smile they show. The lost the real smile a long time ago as well for most things you start to pay the same or more then aboard in the west.

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5 hours ago, Samuel Smith said:
5 hours ago, madmen said:

Just got back from soi 11 , an endless line of tourists dragging suitcases, and its still low season

leaving?

on foot... try to get a taxi at Soi 11 that won't rip you off

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What does a good holiday consist of?
Good air
beaches
Nice people
Good prices that are 50% lower than where you live
Thailand has nothing to offer tourists the same price as all tourist places in the world.
why should I go to the dairy country, when I can travel to the neighboring country and the same amount I spend and get the same there

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1 hour ago, HeyHeyHey said:

btw: think about that for a second... 70k per person spending in a country where the median income is likely around 10k a month

 

It's the equivalent like median income back home $4000 a month and tourists visiting you spending $28,000 a pop - and you have no freaking appreciation of that, just smirks <deleted> off where you came from

 

Wouldn't we line red carpets for them?

The average salary is In Thailand, 19293 per month
after tax

Skjermbilde 2019-10-11 kl. 19.28.49.png

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10 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

I can only judge from what I see myself. I live in Thailand but travel back to the UK every 9 months for a hospital check up and see my rented out  property is ok. When I first did this, the planes were always full to the brim. Now, I regularly sit next to no-one, and recently on a BA flight had an entire row of seats on a 25% full plane only. And as a cheapskate I always pick the cheapest non-stop, I travel on a few carriers, so see it on all airlines. So, going by that I would presume travel to Thailand is down way more that some fairy land 1.5% figure, My own eyes see a 20-30% figure, and that is giving them the benefit of the doubt

On a recent EVA flight from the USA (Los Angeles),  1/2 of the plane was empty.  Several entire rows empty in the Premium Economy class section.  I personally know two of my USA compatriots that are going to the PI instead.  Inconsequential numbers of course.  A quick scan of the peoples at the BKK airport showed very few caucasians.  Just lots of Chinese, Middle Easterners and Indians.  walking around Pattaya used to see Brits, Germans, Scandanavians, etc.  Heck even saw less Russians than in the past.

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So far so good. And now we can start discussing the current export problems. Today I cancelled 3 x 1.000kg Air-Cargo, ordered at Thai-Airways for flights Bangkok - Frankfurt in October. It doesn't pay off anymore. Better take a break, lay on the empty beach and wait to see if they can get the Thaitanic going again. 😉

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11 hours ago, Lacrimas said:

Tourism is the second most important sector they have in Thailand and they are killing it with the strong baht. Retirement is another big revenue and they plan to kill it with absurd insurance premiums. Export is dying because of the strong baht. I forecast a recession in Thailand for 2020-2021.

But the generals won't care.  They make plenty of money skimming off the top.  The general Thai population will suffer.  Infrastructure will degrade. They are running the place into the ground but can't see it because of the glare from the shiny new condos they are building with investor money whose investors are not going to be happy soon

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11 hours ago, Lacrimas said:

Tourism is the second most important sector they have in Thailand and they are killing it with the strong baht. Retirement is another big revenue and they plan to kill it with absurd insurance premiums. Export is dying because of the strong baht. I forecast a recession in Thailand for 2020-2021.

Good. About time the government got a kick up the Ars3

 

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2 hours ago, Bangkokazy said:

The average salary is In Thailand, 19293 per month
after tax

Skjermbilde 2019-10-11 kl. 19.28.49.png

After 8 years i for sure know that the income a thai makes. And those figures ain't the same. 

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