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

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6 minutes ago, 4MyEgo said:

I spent a week there last week, sure as you say, it is dead and in the 13 years that I have been visiting Phuket, I won't be returning.

 

Nothing's changed, same old same old, no money invested in footpaths being made wider with people with prams wheelchairs having to use the roads as people stop to buy things from the store sellers in these narrow footpaths, that are laden with holes that will break ankles, legs or force someone to have a serious fall. 

 

Patong Beach is still dirty as ever with the large grates evident at the end of the road showing all of the water run off to Patong beach.

 

Taxi drivers on every corner smoking cigarettes than linger in yours and your child's path, and still trying to rip off the farang, e.g. at the hotel we stayed at, I asked my Thai wife to go across the road and ask the taxi drivers how much they wanted to go to the Australian Consular General's office which was a 15 minute drive from where we were, I thought I was out of sight in the foyer area, the taxi driver immediately said 500 baht with my wife replying, why so much, and his reply summed it up, you are with a farang sister, with my wife replying, the farang is my husband and those two children are ours brother, oh he said, 450 then, no 400 she said and he agreed, now 100 baht is not a lot of money, it's a tip IMO, but the mentality is enough for me not to tip them one baht.

 

I could go on, but I won't, let what is going to unfold, unfold, the writing has been on the wall for years, unfortunately the way I see it is that the Thai's down south are all for themselves and think the prosperity they have been receiving from tourists over the years will never run out, well, good luck with that thought.

 

Will never return to Phuket as I have seen Thai's there for what they really are, and on that note I will it at that.

All of the above has been the same for decades yet the people still came. The only difference now is the Baht shooting up. This is the real reason tourists will stop coming right across Thailand

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18 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Kongsak Khuphongsakon, head of the Southern Thai Hotel Association, told Manager Online that Phuket has an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 hotels, with between 100,000 and 150,000 hotel rooms catering for tourists of all budgets.

This is a great reason NOT to go there - too crowded and polluted. 

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Mr Kongsak predicated occupancy room rates will hit 90 percent with tourists from Europe, Asia, Thailand, and even China still expected to visit in large numbers.


Been reading your tea leaf's after your morning ''Cuppa'' Mr Kongsak 

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So the big spending Indians are going to save the tourist industry eh? Last week one of them was arrested here in Pattaya for breaking and entering a 100 Baht note, he was let off, he had only been here a month and it was a first offence!

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11 minutes ago, TSF said:

Then if they're lucky enough to get past the suspicious IOs, the long list of scams start the second they walk out the airport.

Trying to find this bus for 170 baht outside this airport

is already an "adventure".

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I have lived here 14+ yrs now but stopped going to Phuket 8-9 yrs ago, there are much better safer choices.

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1 hour ago, tonysilly said:

Soo no more half farang and half Thai babies?  I wonder if half Indian half Thai babies will be on all the drama and singing shows? 555

 

Cumin soon!

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18 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Kongsak Khuphongsakon, head of the Southern Thai Hotel Association, told Manager Online that Phuket has an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 hotels, with between 100,000 and 150,000 hotel rooms catering for tourists of all budgets.

Plus the illegal ones in the same quantity. Plus endless of AirBnbs and private short term rentals.

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18 hours ago, jollyhangmon said:

 

... :cheesy: ... really?! Well, good luck with them ... 

One beer and 4 straws please

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