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Hotel prices slashed and quiet beaches, Phuket faces challenging high season

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21 hours ago, stevenl said:

Strange post since the op States hotel prices have been sliced. Also the experience of myself plus customers is that prices are low, and were much lower during low season as well.

is this post by the ever accurate Cheesman? 555

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10 hours ago, Henryford said:

I would never visit Phuket with their taxi mafia.

I feel the same way. But I like the challenge of going there without making use of the taxis. It's a pretty small island😀

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On 10/27/2019 at 1:05 PM, NightSky said:

What the heck are you talking about, the people traffickers are usually from Asia and Africa. 

 

The poor victims you mention were trying to escape communism and poverty in Asia most likely.

 

You have no clue what you are talking about.

 

On 10/27/2019 at 1:05 PM, NightSky said:

What the heck are you talking about, the people traffickers are usually from Asia and Africa. 

 

The poor victims you mention were trying to escape communism and poverty in Asia most likely.

 

You have no clue what you are talking about.

The driver was Irish. Hard to find a crueler human being than an Irishman. Thais are nice people unless they lose face. then scores must be settled. 

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I would love to get a hotel room at 50 percent off in high season. TAT the big liars can

keep up their BS, but the business owners of Thailand all know how the economy is

doing for real.

Geezer

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On 10/26/2019 at 8:47 PM, baansgr said:

When a decent meal and a few drinks on a night out cost more than London or Paris with bad service to boot, what do they expect....that's not even mentioning the airport hassles, taxi and tuk tuk rip offs and violence.

Phuket really is a pain by those taxi mafias.  Few if any motorcycle taxis as in Pattaya.  What should be an easy and reasonably priced trip back and forth from Karon Beach to Patong is just a pain.  And the stories about returning late at night and getting gouged are not good. 

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Psssst..........Thailand has no legitimate government. Only an arrangement at the end of a machine gun barrel.

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On 10/26/2019 at 10:32 PM, Skallywag said:

The Rosewood Phuket is the best deal as you get a free breakfast with your 26,000 baht room for the night.  Better hurry though it is a "Limited time offer" :cheesy:

Plus it's 2.7 km from the beach.

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On 10/28/2019 at 9:50 AM, Ron jeremy said:

The retired expat community have a hard to realizing they are being pushed out and are no longer welcomed.

they in turn pounce on the new demographic, Chinese and Indian. 

Yes there are those that are cheap Charlie's, same same as western backpackers, but also many single or smaller group travellers, WITH money, that DO spend. 

Both countries have the fastest I merging middle class, so fasten your seat belts.

i can only imagine what they have to say about the vast majority of expats, especially in pattaya, you should have seen them, drunk in the bars at 9 am, dirty smelly old men, eating 40 baht meals , etc etc etc.

 

If you were "that" Ron Jeremy I imagine I might believe you knew what you are talking about, Dirty old men and the rest of it.  But you are not, so you probably don't!    And apparently neither do anyone on the Thai Tourism seats of importance.

Bite the hand, comes to mind and they are doing a fine job of it.  

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9 hours ago, friend of siam said:

WHO wants to visit a tourist trap like phuket where 150000 other joes <deleted> on the same beach at the same time...????

I guess the 150,000 on the beach want to visit a tourist trap..

 

9 hours ago, friend of siam said:

I once went to kho pi pi and krabi...it was a roundtrip with a boat snorkeling swimming food and a nice tourguide all day ...quiet cheap...but it was busy like at a metro station at rush hour incl. the sounds.

What was it, quiet  or "busy like at a metro station at rush hour incl. the sounds" ?

 

9 hours ago, friend of siam said:

i come and go to asia... stay awhile amongst locals far away from all these places

Who cares, and how is that relevant to the thread topic?

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BIG IDEA! EXPOSE THE TRUTH!! Would one of you guys be able to buy a spy button camera. I've seen them on ebay and they are super cheap. Dress like a tourist and go about traveling around Phuket. Record the scamming tuk-tuk mafias, broken and filthy streets, ect. Then maybe someone else on here who's good at video editing can put that footage together and working with a English-Thai smart expat for inserting subtitles. Final step, upload to facebook and all social media titled: "RIP PHUKET 2000 - 2019: THIS IS WHY PHUKET DIED". 

 

Thoughts? 

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1 hour ago, LetsCleanUpTHAILAND said:

BIG IDEA! EXPOSE THE TRUTH!! Would one of you guys be able to buy a spy button camera. I've seen them on ebay and they are super cheap. Dress like a tourist and go about traveling around Phuket. Record the scamming tuk-tuk mafias, broken and filthy streets, ect. Then maybe someone else on here who's good at video editing can put that footage together and working with a English-Thai smart expat for inserting subtitles. Final step, upload to facebook and all social media titled: "RIP PHUKET 2000 - 2019: THIS IS WHY PHUKET DIED". 

 

Thoughts? 

Yes, nonsense.

 

Tuktuks are not scamming, prices are known before getting on. In general streets are good, streets are not filthy, etc.

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Thailand now a sinking ship—with an overweighted Baht.  

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