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Koh Samui: German visitors still outdoing Chinese on holiday island, Brits in 5th

 

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Siam Rath reported that tourism in the south of Thailand was not meeting expectations of growth.

 

Targets of 10% that were usually seen each year were falling well short at about 2-3%. 

 

Amid the relative gloom of tourism and sports minister Pipat Ratchakitprakran's visit came news about who is visiting Koh Samui the most. 

 

Thais remain tops at about 1.7 million up to October this year.

 

But figures were given for foreign visitors as follows:

 

1. Germans 392,095

2. Chinese 334,099

3. Eastern Europeans 245,987

4. Australians 197,772

5. British 155,359. 

 

These were the top five apart from Thais. 

 

Source: Siam Rath

 

 

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Those numbers mean an average of 10,084 visitors every day , I've never been there but it seems a huge number to me .

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18 minutes ago, keith101 said:

Those numbers mean an average of 10,084 visitors every day , I've never been there but it seems a huge number to me .

Given the number of boats & planes arriving locally in a 24hr period the figure would seem about right.

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and before that they were to small anyway

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55 minutes ago, canopus1969 said:

Due to the exchange rate the Brits cannot afford towels

Aussies can?

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Siam Rath reported that tourism in the south of Thailand was not meeting expectations of growth.

Growth.... yesterday the headline was Samui in dire straights!

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Targets of 10% that were usually seen each year were falling well short at about 2-3%. 

Absolutely a lot of BS!!!

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15 minutes ago, Mario666 said:

Well I have lived on Samui permanently for over 10 years and been visiting since 2006.

 

I have never seen it so dead! Businesses are closing and shops for rent everywhere.

 

I know many bar and restaurant owners who are about to close.

 

They cannot even sell their businesses because anyone "In the Know" will not be buying!

 

My girlfriend has 3 Salons and will just give 2 of them up when the leases expire!

 

She is only just about breaking even or making a loss each month on those 2 but keeps them open as she has already commited to the rent!

 

Times are dire here. Walking Street Sunday Night Market in Lamai used to be packed.

 

Take a look at the webcam this Sunday after 5:00pm and you will see what I mean:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17Deeq8N2e4

 

The press are full of Sh*te!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If they are about to close  entering "high season" things must be bad

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