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Popular Thai Beaches Pricier Than European Resorts: It’s Not Just About the Higher Baht

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14 hours ago, HeyHeyHey said:

it was a full buffet every meal - different kinds of cooked chicken, pork, beef with assorted vegetables, some curries, cheese, cold cuts, and they also mixed on different days stuff popular with Germans, Russians etc

 

food was obviously not 5* quality, but it was damn good if you consider the overall value

 

Alcohol - wine was cheap <deleted>, but it was still a real wine not fruit juice with alcohol like in Thailand. Beer was great, and spirits like vodka and gin were good as well.

 

The hotel had also lots of entertainment for guests - like yoga, or swim classes during the day or dancers, big band, fire shows etc at night. You truly couldn't go to sleep without a big happy smile on your face.

So I can pay large to do yoga, or swim classes, watch dancers, bands or fire shows. LOL, I always thought I could do all that in LOS for a fraction of the price, staying at a nice, but not 4* hotel and get the benefits of Thailand for a bit extra. Perhaps I was wrong. Spain here I come.

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30 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

But, can you get what you can in Thailand at that Spanish resort?

LOL. Of course not. Thailand still wins.

Seek and you will find. A few of these unemployed senoritas surely need some pocket money.

 

In 2014, 57.9% of young people in Spain were unemployed.[3] From 2008 to 2014, workers younger than 35 had an average loss of purchasing power of 25.7%, more than a quarter of their income.[4] In 2012, Spain had the highest rate of long-term youth unemployment (more than 40%) of the countries in the euro zone.[5] At the end of 2016, the rate of unemployment among young people was 42.91%.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youth_unemployment_in_Spain

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On 11/14/2019 at 8:44 PM, webfact said:

Popular Thai Beaches Pricier Than European Resorts: It’s Not Just About the Higher Baht

Raini Hamdi, Skift

 

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It’s easy to blame the baht as the butt of the problem for a decline in European arrivals to Thailand. The issues are wider and deeper than just currency appreciation.

— Raini Hamdi

 

The cost of a holiday in popular beach resorts in Thailand is now on par with or higher than those in Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and Egypt, which are closer to home for Europeans.

 

The cost of a five-star resort in Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Samed has reached around $500 per room per night including American breakfast. This is similar to the cost of a five-star beach resort in Greece, Italy and Spain, and dearer than a comparable property in Turkey or Egypt, which costs $350 a night, according to Diethelm Travel Group.

 

It is even pricier than a mountain resort in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, which is $450 a room in the summer July/August high season for Europeans.

 

Full story: https://skift.com/2019/11/13/popular-thai-beaches-pricier-than-european-resorts-its-not-just-about-the-higher-baht/

 

-- Skift 2019-11-14

you can't sell Xmas to Santa Clause, but many still try, only those with plenty of loot will pay these prices, I will stick to the 500 BHT guest house just a few metres back from the beach

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