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when you have govt ministers abusing westerners and refusing to apologize to them, calling for them to be removed from the country and asking the thai people to help him it doesnt help especially when

But according to all the data released by the Thai government there is no real virus problem in Thailand - only 34 cases and most of them are all recovered    So what is wrong with these peo

The virus and then rude government officals spouting dislike for foreigners and the mass shooting should just about finish all the tourism off. Well done! and it is all connected to the military one w

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29 minutes ago, CanuckThai said:

 

Ok.  So Thai tourism will potentially lose X, Vietnam tourism will potentially lose 2X+ of what Thailand will.  Question: is Vietnam's tourist revenue 2+ times that of Thailand, or is there that much "shrinkage" in reported tourism revenue in Thailand?  

Put it this way, tourism accounts for 8% of Vietnam's GDP and their GDP is just under half of what Thailand is,

Vietnam received 16 million tourists whereas Thailand received 39 million. So your multiplier of 2 is correct, it's just the wrong way round.

 

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26 minutes ago, mrwinner said:

Unfortunately the figures that Thailand quote are unreliable at best, just like the corona virus figures. If people seriously think that the Thai economy is doing as well as being reported then there will be quite a few shocks in coming months and years. 

FYI Thai exports just came off an all time high, down from USD 23 billion in July 2019 to USD 19 billion in December, the last time exports were that low was in 2016. So yes, the economy is not doing too badly in some areas, despite other problems.

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7 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

6 years of bashing and hating on foreigners by this toxic, racist administration did not help to promote Thailand, to Westerners. 

 

Now, they gambled big, by putting all of their eggs in the China basket and they lost the bet. 

 

Since Thailand is #2 in the world In Corona cases, you can see why tourists might think twice. 

 

It is a perfect storm for tourism here. The industry may never fully recover. And that is a good thing for most of us. Quantity over quality reduces the quality of life for all. 

Do you really think this virus scare will last forever?

Do you really think the Chinese will not return?

Do you really think that Thai tourism will not reinvent itself like it has done so many times before?

Really?

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1 hour ago, masterpasser said:

The epidemic will only end once the virus cannot infect any further hosts- The dead, the immune after having and recovering from the virus and also the quarantined .

Not a pandemic yet , but given the exponential growth of infection, highly likely .

The only continent that avoided the 1918 flu pandemic was Australia.They enforced strict quarantine laws on all shipping entering Australia. This decision saved thousands of Australian lives.

Exactly. Due to the fact that it seems to be so easily transmitted,  'no pandemy' looks like the most unexpected outcome.

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

“Not too many foreigners come to visit Thailand now,” Amonchai said. “Now is very difficult.”

..... but I do see a bright future for Thailand, as soon as all of that virus fake news disappear, expecting millions of Chinese will be arriving via cargo planes, Beluga type planes 555

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4 hours ago, monkfish said:

A lot of people on social media complaining about Hotels not refunding booking cancellations so i was wondering at what point legally they will have to start issuing refunds.

Legally hotels do not have to provide refund on a non refundable bookings or bookings outside cancellation free policy. Travel insurance may cover the cancellation but if there is no travel warning and person is not sick, I do not think it would be a legitimate claim . Chinese for example could lodge a claim as China officially restricting travel outside 

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48 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

6 years of bashing and hating on foreigners by this toxic, racist administration did not help to promote Thailand, to Westerners. 

 

Now, they gambled big, by putting all of their eggs in the China basket and they lost the bet. 

 

Since Thailand is #2 in the world In Corona cases, you can see why tourists might think twice. 

 

It is a perfect storm for tourism here. The industry may never fully recover. And that is a good thing for most of us. Quantity over quality reduces the quality of life for all. 

Tourism will bounce straight back in Teflon Thailand as it has every single time there was a "last nail in the tourist coffin" 

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3 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

before maybe but not this time..... they will suffer for years to come, Chinese, high baht, poor service, xenophobic comments/actions, IMO visa rules change, growing corruption, poor/bad government performance... they will not see the end of the tunnel for quite some time, they bet on the wrong horse by placing all of it in the Chinese....

add on the TM3O reporting to that which has alienated almost all innocent expats at this point. loads have gone home already

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