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So these currencies are crucial to the the tourist industry;

24 minutes ago, webfact said:

The inbound tourism sector is especially feeling the heat from a robust Thai baht, which has risen against major currencies like the British pound, US dollar and Chinese yuan this year,

But these nationalities are the ones that come;

25 minutes ago, webfact said:

China still represents 58.1 per cent of total international arrivals to Thailand, followed by Russia, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and India.”

So it would seem a good marketing ploy to target those who are not using those currencies that have taken a hit from the strong Baht.  .  .  . . Oh wait a second that might be a very limited target market.

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More like a Thick Brick Wall..

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While I do think that tourism will be down this high season, it's just starting now, so let's see how things play out. I don't think the boat sinking, one isolated instance, has scared off the Chinese. There may be other factors to that. The global economy certainly is a factor affecting all countries. I have noticed there seem to be more Indians in Hua Hin than in the past, families and of course the wolfpacks. The situation with the Pound Sterling, and the Aussie Dollar certainly aren't helping things. In Hua Hin we get the regular tourists, but we also get a lot of snowbirds that come for the entire winter, especially Scandinavians. Many of that group own houses or condos here as part-time residents, so I think they'll still show up as they have some roots here.

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5 hours ago, Is this real said:

It's not the Baht.  Or, the cruise ship sinking. Or, blah, blah, blah.

 

It's because Thailand is no longer offers attractions wanted by tourists.

 

Until it understands this, and actually decides to do something about it, tourism will continue to decline as it has since 2015.

Guess you don't see the tourists climbing big buddha on the mountain every day again....myself i've been there thousands of times already and it's awesome.

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