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55 minutes ago, PhotoJohn said:

I don't remember them ever asking for suggestions from the public, especially foreigners like us, for things that they could do to improve tourism.  Are they too proud?  Seems their limited mentality keeps them from seeing the big picture.

Yes, they most certainly are too proud. 

 

The closest they get are those cartoonish episodes of ministers and police heads walking around Sukhumvit asking westerners, in their best English 

 

"Thailan velly goose?" 

 

"Like Thailan?" 

 

We've seen the ridiculous pictures... 

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Nepotism and cronyism means that incompetent people are able to get into positions of power/authority, but obviously, that doesn't happen in Thailand.

 

The concept of "loss of face" means that people will never admit a mistake, reverse a decision or make an apology, even when they are actively harming the country.

 

I was messaged by a friend from the UK asking what is going on with Thai immigration - so people on the other side of the world are aware of current issues.

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I just had a 7 night holiday in Singapore. Rode the MRT. Took a few taxis and paid with a credit card. The hotel had a shuttle service to the nearest shopping center and MRT station. Everything was so clean. No street vendors blocking the footpaths. No motorcycles in packs going the wrong way down a street. Beautiful trees and plants everywhere. Clean public toilets. Easy to read direction signs. Why would a quality tourist want to visit Thailand? Oh by the way, when we arrived and pass through seamlessly through immigration, our bags were waiting on the conveyor belt. Reality hit when we came back to Swampy, stood behind 15 people in the immigration line and waited 40 minutes for our 2 bags. Case closed.

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On ‎10‎/‎21‎/‎2019 at 5:01 AM, ThaivisaSales said:

Thailand Battles Surging Baht's Effects on Tourism

No need to "battle". Just formulate a plan and do what you have to do before it's too late.

 

Ever heard of "the point of no return"?

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Sadly those who have hard liabilities will have to make some tough decisions. In all fairness, who could predict facial recognition in issan. MAD. I’m quite sure that there is a cool new spot, after all , we found this one all those years ago. 

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On 10/21/2019 at 4:01 PM, ThaivisaSales said:

A mass hotel renovation project is the first part of the government’s plan to breathe life into the country’s declining tourist trade.

Increasing PM2.5 levels and sea/river pollution from construction projects and ignoring the countries waste management and homeless dog crisis is the 1st part of the Thai governments plan to breath life into the countries declining tourist trade. 

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