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Pattaya tourism: If you think it's quiet now wait for the next six months - grim predictions from industry leader

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2 minutes ago, geriatrickid said:

Watch the  case totals coming out of Iran very closely, especially the Tehran cases. For Thailand's sake, there had better not be any who visited Thailand.

 

We do get a reasonable number of iranian tourists in Pattaya.

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20 hours ago, ThomasThBKK said:

 

Russians are farrang, they are one of us and we will be gone, Schroedingers Tourist? 

 

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Yep, the mystery of quantum Thaicanics.

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2 minutes ago, geriatrickid said:

Watch the  case totals coming out of Iran very closely, especially the Tehran cases. For Thailand's sake, there had better not be any who visited Thailand.

 

TBH it's a highly contagious virus with a long incubation time and with a large percentage of carriers with little or no symptoms (see the Diamond Princess cases). Governments are now playing for time to come up with cures and in the longer term a vaccine and get their health systems prepared for inundation of cases. Globally it is now pretty much a case of not if but when. 

 

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17 hours ago, adammike said:

The snowbirds usually leave the end of February first week in march, so by the second week in march there should be a noticeable difference especially in Jomtien.

 

Ah so now I know I'm a "snowbird" arrive December leave March just to avoid the miserable European winters, thanks for that.

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11 minutes ago, geriatrickid said:

Watch the  case totals coming out of Iran very closely, especially the Tehran cases. For Thailand's sake, there had better not be any who visited Thailand.

 

I know of 5 who are coming from Iran in April

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20 hours ago, DannyCarlton said:

There appears to have been an uptick of Russians in Pattaya lately.

Sure, was at Wongamat a couple of times last week, absolutely jammed with them.

 

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9 minutes ago, NRGF said:

Ah so now I know I'm a "snowbird" arrive December leave March just to avoid the miserable European winters, thanks for that.

You are that but it is different from a snowflake which is a pejorative term - snowbird is not, it just shows you are wised up !

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16 hours ago, DannyCarlton said:

So no different to previous years then?

Other than the extreme air pollution and missing Chinese hordes, not much really. The sex tourists are going to keep coming regardless.  

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19 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

well it is a very small bar scene here. What takes maybe 10 minutes on Thai Friendly in Pattaya or Soi 6 takes about two weeks of searching in Hua Hin if your very lucky. That being said, there has been a uptick in the quality of girls in Hua Hin over that past six years. But there is a lot of competition.

 

a slightly (not very) chunky monkey in early 30s for a couple of days should be do able. Make sure you check all of Soi 80 and the Hut Bar where you will be torn apart like fresh meat as well as the obvious Bintabaht area. and massage girls on Soi 94. Go to Pat's massage on Soi 94 and ask for Da. If she asks you if you want to take a shower first say yes. If you can stand loud music then at 10pm Panama Bar, Ibiza Bar and freelancers at the Hilton after 11:30pm and Cat Bar after 1am.     

 

sorry I don't really know much about this. just what I read on the internet.

 

 

You said Hua Hin was full of white DNA.   I think by chunky monkey he was referring to a white woman.  How much of the white DNS in Hua Hin are women in their late 30's and early 40's as those are my target.

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There are still some brave tourists in Thailand from Russia, and Europe, but in my

2 trips to Pattaya, I seen many beaches without tourists. Many expats are seen everywhere

as they also spend some time near the beaches. Jomtien beach was like that as well. The

night market still get many people who do not eat at their homes, still many familiar

faces there as well.  That is what some posters on this forum forget, they are not the

only expats staying 5 to 6 months each year in Thailand.  I am in Hua Hin now and the 

night market here was half empty, there is no huge crowds on the beaches, and the malls

have some local expats and  the foodcourt in both Blue Port and Market Village malls

are very empty.  The bar areas at Soi 80, and Bintabat are mostly slow with some expats and

friends enjoying the lack of crowds. The 2020 low season has already started.

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2 minutes ago, Stargrazer9889 said:

There are still some brave tourists in Thailand from Russia, and Europe, but in my

2 trips to Pattaya, I seen many beaches without tourists. Many expats are seen everywhere

as they also spend some time near the beaches. Jomtien beach was like that as well. The

night market still get many people who do not eat at their homes, still many familiar

faces there as well.  That is what some posters on this forum forget, they are not the

only expats staying 5 to 6 months each year in Thailand.  I am in Hua Hin now and the 

night market here was half empty, there is no huge crowds on the beaches, and the malls

have some local expats and  the foodcourt in both Blue Port and Market Village malls

are very empty.  The bar areas at Soi 80, and Bintabat are mostly slow with some expats and

friends enjoying the lack of crowds. The 2020 low season has already started.

Geezer

How do you know they're expats, not tourists?

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not good news for those trying to sell their condo

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21 hours ago, JustAnotherHun said:

Good times to come for residents.

Higher crime, failing businesses, closure of favorite haunts.. 

To revel in the struggles and potential demise of the place you choose to call home is a strange kind of self loathing. 

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