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11 minutes ago, johnarth said:

when realization hits you in the face it hurts

maybe the above also left a deposit on ones face...

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18 minutes ago, Tops said:

I was planning to go to visit some customers in Pattaya and Sattahip next Wednesday and Thursday. Also did this in January and many times before. Price for a one night in my regular hotel in Nua, good, clean but nothing fancy went from 1,180 THB per night to 2.880 THB per night.

 

Another hotel where I used to come in Jomtien prices went from 1,525 THB per night to 3,690 per night. But at least they have a swimmingpool.

 

Both hotels, breakfast is not included. At the first hotel the price for breakfast is 500 THB per person, went up from 150 THB. Second hotel,  here the prices went up from 150 per room previously to 350 per person when pre-booked. At the table it is 500 THB per person. 

 

Both hotels demand payment when booking and a deposit 500 THB, never been before. Could always pay when arriving.

 
I had both hotels called. They said February is high season. How about January? January also high season but not as high as February.

I will have all my appointments rescheduled to Thursday and just drive up and down on Thursday !!

 

Not planning to pay the more than a 140% rise. Customers down, prices up !! Thai logic...

Welcome to Thailand

 

Thats the logic. If the volume decreases increase the price to offset the decrease in volume.

 

The natural logic of course which seems invisible to the average Thai, is that this in itself further depresses the volume

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"After initially dismissing the epidemic as principally a Chinese problem, U.S. policymakers in recent days acknowledged it will damage the global and U.S. growth outlooks.

 

Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome H. Powell said this week that there will “very likely be some effects on the United States” from the epidemic, which has closed thousands of Chinese factories that supply American companies.

 

Among the first tangible effects in the United States is a decline in the number of Chinese tourists.

 

Visitors from China represent a lucrative market for U.S. airlines, hotels, luxury retailers and entertainment venues, with average spending of about $6,500 per person."

 

But the Pattaya Barstool Dillitant Brigade said when they travel the Chinese only buy instant noodles and gob a lot. 🤣

 

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Nothing to do with the Coronavirus, Tourist have wised up over last 10yrs to the Racist, lying, thieving, conning, violent, unwelcoming people who inhabit this country Thailand

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He plans to propose to the Cabinet a visa fee exemption for Chinese and Indian visitors as a way to stimulate tourism and asked the private sector for its support.

Never mind the indigenous people, just bring the money in. 

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15 hours ago, Lacessit said:
  17 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Maybe they should stop giving tourists who 'come too often' a hard time at the airports.

And allow unlimited entry to those on VISA waivers.

And scrap the O-A VISA insurance scam.

That's a start/ Need alot more-

 

-Scrap the 2 land entries- unlimited entries allowed

-Scrap the alcohol hours- 24/7- let the market decide on opening and closing

-Lower the price of hotels and food by getting rid of the taxes on both to include the excissive wine tax

-No VAT on purchases from outlets and export

-All taxis everywhere must use meters

-Clean up the beaches and the water

-Bring back the street vendors and leave them alone

 

-Start a large marketing campaign  in Europe; North and South America and Australia that Thailand is open for business- you need to spend money to make money.

 

-Order every Immigration Officer at every port of entry to greet each person with a smile and Welcome to Thailand and sack anyone of them that are rude- ask- why you come to Thailand often or toss a passport at a visitor. 

 

 You need people coming to Thailand often not IOs looking for ways to stop them from coming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I've been reading for years about how unimportant tourists are to the economy.  That seems to have changed now.

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Tat  obsession with the chinese and Indian tourist go ask a local Thai and they are the most unliked tourist from the melting pot Thais can't stand them but the government does. 

Thailand is slowly sinking to the bottom of the tourist pool and  telling farangs to go home and we don't need your money  is starting to bite them in the <deleted>. 

The good old land of smiles is run by a bunch of out of  touch wrinkle berries and just wait this place is going to get hit  hard long term if the keep pandering to the Chinese tourist market considering they are as tight as a fishes <deleted> Thailand is  in the eye of the storm. 

Good luck they will need it. 

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A reduction in Tourists of 50% in the first half of the Year, is probably about correct.

But only if the Covid19 Virus is eradicated by the early March, which at the moment seems very unlikely.

A reduction from 40 M PA to 20 M PA is also a tad optimistic, with the long term effect going to be felt well into 2022.

 

 

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''TAT will have to work harder in the second half'' he said.  Meaning; they will have to dream up even higher figures than they've ever done before to get things right !

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59 minutes ago, Caine said:

Nothing to do with the Coronavirus, Tourist have wised up over last 10yrs to the Racist, lying, thieving, conning, violent, unwelcoming people who inhabit this country Thailand

It starts with the most miserable Immigration Officers on the Planet; massive difference when you go to Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore Et al.

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Put the priority on safety?

Well, how about driving on the right side and

get rid of all the U-turns..

Do you even have a working brain?

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I've just extended my visa exempt entry to help ease the burden. I hereby invite Thai tourism officials to pay me a visit in order to prostrate themselves before me.

 

 

 

And then I woke up and realized that this won't happen, because I'm not Chinese.

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