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Hows that going to reduce the TaT arrival numbers?

I'm betting thy'll still go up, as usual.

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With the benefit of hindsight, I can't help feeling that perhaps Thailand and TAT's relentless pursuing of the Chinese tourist was perhaps a misguided strategy. Most of these viral infections originate in China where people live together with their livestock in their homes. It is only a matter of time before one like the Spanish flu rears its ugly head again. 

Having said that how many 'epidemics' have actually impacted us here? SARS was big news doubtless with similar projections of the end of the world as we know it. Some prudence is called for and this is a good move by China. 

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And what do they think will happen when tourists realize that Thailand has as much cases as Hong Kong ? They'll lose almost every tourist for a few months with this strategy, 2020 will be a difficult year.

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4 hours ago, rtco said:

Duuurrrgggghhhhh ...there isn't a Monday 26th!!! Today is the 27th

Shhhhhhh; you know Thai's are not tought to add very well !

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6 hours ago, smedly said:

screening is no good if people infected and spreading are not showing symptoms

 

this needs a different approach otherwise it will spread across the world (and into Thailand unabated)

 

 

Urgent rethink needed

It is absolutely no good to screen these Tourists from China, there are rumour,s that the Tourists are bypassing the screening by using other Airports and even Other Countries via indirect flights.

 I cannot validate these rumours.

Just saying

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What's next? Legalized prostitution? Weed?


There needs to be some real changes to how tourists are attracted to here.

 

Another day in paradise...where the sun shines bright and other men not so...🏝

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4 hours ago, BritManToo said:

I always wondered why no diseases ever originate in India?

No bat curry.

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1 hour ago, ivor bigun said:

sold out of face masks in Chemists all over Pattaya ,

I ordered from 3M in Lazada on 22nd. It's still "processing" and the item is out of stock now. Luckily I have old stock. Not that a N95 mask helps that much.

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Quote:-

"China has ordered travel agents in the country to suspend sales of all international tours"

TAT must be pulling it's hair out at the moment!! 

Plenty of food at the "help yourself buffets"!

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Good. Let them beg for all the other countries to return that they have crapped on over the years. Thais live on their knees anyway so it shouldn’t be too hard.

 

Instead of ripping off and chasing away those who come, treat them like humans and keep them safe, and they will return.

 

You reap what you sow. 

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So about 80 people have died in 27 days, worldwide?

 

Meanwhile, 256 people died on Thai roads, in the first five days of the year alone!

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35 minutes ago, SteveK said:

So about 80 people have died in 27 days, worldwide?

 

Meanwhile, 256 people died on Thai roads, in the first five days of the year alone!

and? this is just the start .

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17 minutes ago, ivor bigun said:

and? this is just the start .

My point is that many more people are dying on Thai roads than are dying from coronavirus, and the world is getting hysterical about it, yet the Thai road deaths are just dealt with complacently. I have no doubt the figures will blow up as the incubation periods come to an end, but would be surprised if the death toll of the pandemic is greater than the death toll from Thai roads during the same period. One will get thousands of news articles worldwide, one will get zero.

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