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

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My Thai gf rents out scooters in Phuket - on an outlying beach.

She is called , currently ,   by Indian nationals on 'Line'  or 'Messenger' ( so free ) from perfectly nice resorts that are usually a long way from the beach/villiage and discounting heavily,

 

They quickly learn  that transport here is expensive, and  the resort that was so cheap on the net ,  wants 400-500 baht for their  hotel "Limo" ( that could well be a tuk tuk or an aging Pajero ) service to deliver them all of 3 kms to her point of rental.

 

So they research and see the gf delivers free INSIDE our  villiage .

Then they Free call her and nag and go on and on about her delivering  , usually 4 kms + OUT , ...

 

and  when we get there ( as I drive her home on my motorbike ) that they are not going to pay any deposit for damages .

AND they want a discount on 200 baht a day.

 

Of course I interject and say "See ya" , and as we start to go they change their minds,

 

But having said that , the last dozen or so ( younger Indians ) have been straight up good customers ,,,

 

Their demographic may be shifting to.

 

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I live in Phuket. 
 

The west coast seems busier this year compared to last year.

 

Noticed many more european and Aussies and Indians this year compared to last couple of years.
 

Chinese are also still coming, but appears to be a little less than usual.

 

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Thailand is no longer a smile country and no more safe place to be happy they do not care for foreigners and it will be more worth to come no liberty and justice exist the foreigners have no right of justice becouse the court do not undrestand english

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3 hours ago, zaZa9 said:

 

My Thai gf rents out scooters in Phuket - on an outlying beach.

She is called , currently ,   by Indian nationals on 'Line'  or 'Messenger' ( so free ) from perfectly nice resorts that are usually a long way from the beach/villiage and discounting heavily,

 

They quickly learn  that transport here is expensive, and  the resort that was so cheap on the net ,  wants 400-500 baht for their  hotel "Limo" ( that could well be a tuk tuk or an aging Pajero ) service to deliver them all of 3 kms to her point of rental.

 

So they research and see the gf delivers free INSIDE our  villiage .

Then they Free call her and nag and go on and on about her delivering  , usually 4 kms + OUT , ...

 

and  when we get there ( as I drive her home on my motorbike ) that they are not going to pay any deposit for damages .

AND they want a discount on 200 baht a day.

 

Of course I interject and say "See ya" , and as we start to go they change their minds,

 

But having said that , the last dozen or so ( younger Indians ) have been straight up good customers ,,,

 

Their demographic may be shifting to.

 

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.

 

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I've never known a Thai so say anything favourable about people from India and have actually heard many of them say they all "smell". So, I wonder how the general population and Thai business people who cater to the tourism industry feel about the the TAT wooing them to replace tourism revenue lost from other nationalities. I suspect an influx of their fresh money will help change (outward) attitudes greatly.  

I know my wife won’t ever eat their yellow curry rice and chicken. I like it and eat it. I think she’s just spoiled.

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On 10/26/2019 at 10:25 PM, jollyhangmon said:

 

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

If it wasn't so serious, it would be laughable. The tourism czars here remind me of of the king who stood on the sea shore and told the tide not to come in.  As you said, good luck with the Indians.

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post 44 made me smile, i was have seen 3 young chinese, with a trolley, brim full of mama noodles, ha ha

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On 10/26/2019 at 6:05 PM, rooster59 said:

According to the report, hoteliers have been forced to slash hotel rooms prices by as much as 50 percent.

Yesssss!!!  Bring back affordable Thailand travelling!

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On 10/27/2019 at 11:28 AM, thaistocks said:

What about the Visa hazels to long term stayers? Why is this not mentioned, or did I miss it (?), its policies are way over the top besides often confusing, not friendly to even the many good people whom stay here and many have families here and contribute to Thailand.  Just take a look at yet another of many letters published in the BKK Post today, October 27th 2019.

 

Good business dictates return customers and passive sales.  Have we known the junta to act in the interest of good business or the common Thai?   You are trying to apply logic, economic fundamentals and decency to a group people who cannot comprehend such things.   They want us to move to Vietnam for whatever illogical reason.   Why is Thai Airlines failing?  Why is Bangkok boring?   Trying to understand the junta is a waste of time, unless you cannot walk away from Thailand. 

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7 hours ago, Javade joker said:

all the beaches are dies 

What does a video of a tidal beach in another country (I'm guessing Vietnam) have to do with hotel prices in Phuket?

The strange commentary provides no clues.

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7 hours ago, Ron jeremy said:

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 

 

You sir have offended me personally with this statement reflecting my lifestyle and reputation. 

I challenge thee to a dual! 

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