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6 hours ago, Isaan sailor said:

So fewer Chinese tourists—and a weaker Baht vs USD?  Do we have a correlation here?

Yes, both make me happy, correlation 1.0

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10 hours ago, Yadon Toploy said:

Their problem is that they rely too heavily on the Chinese, and even if they do come back in numbers, theh will keep other visitors away.

They don't care. This is clear. They have absolutely no intention of reevaluating their overdependency on China for just about everything.

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5 hours ago, Ireland32 said:

Dollar UP to 31.30 today, doing Well

At Kasikorn bank the GBP was 39.75765 yesterday morning and up to 40.07787 this morning and 40.13365 at 5:13 pm this afternoon.

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Money money money money 

 

It’s all they ever talk about.

 

 

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Here’s a new and promising group of potential tourists for TAT:  illegal aliens from the USA.  The recent Supreme Court ruling makes it quite difficult to receive public assistance for them.  And they can easily adapt to a tropical climate.  And they also seem to enjoy Corona beer...

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19 minutes ago, zydeco said:

They don't care. This is clear. They have absolutely no intention of reevaluating their overdependency on China for just about everything.

For obvious reason. Communist countries don't care if a country is run by military usurpers, whatever as long as they get a free run.

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It is over (mass tourism). No amount of central planning, stimuli, tinkering with visa regulations and so on will have any effect. Over the last five years they have used central planning and direction, allied to their institutional xenephobia to discourage tourists from the traditional sources, bet extensively on the Chinese mass market, and now this is the rabbit punch which will collapse the whole industry.

 

No-one, but no-one, Western, Asian, Chinese or Indian is going to come to Thailand, the risk of catching the virus is perceived as too great, and the government is obviously and clearly already manipulating the reports of it's presence here.

 

It's over. Another triumph for the chosen ones...

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They got seduced by the Chinese yuan and forgot that old adage - don't put all your eggs in one basket. It really is a double whammy, not only are the Chinese not coming, but the potential risk they brought with them when they did come is most likely deterring other tourists. I'll wait a couple of weeks (the incubation period) before passing judgement, maybe the virus won't take off here, they still might be able to salvage something from the wreckage, I suppose. Anyway, should the virus take off here exponentially, Thais'll have a lot more to worry about than lost tourism revenue.

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