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Coach operators to lay off employees due to sharp drop in tourists

By TNA

 

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BANGKOK – Companies providing coach services in Thailand plan to lay off employees as tourist arrivals sharply drop due to the Covid-19 outbreak.


Thai Transportation Operators Association president Wasuchet Sophonsathien said on Wednesday that in the past two months Chinese tourists had cancelled their trips to Thailand.

 

“The Association’s members had lost income, having to park their 7,000 coaches and tour buses while more than 10,000 drivers and staffers suffer job losses,” he said.

 

If the situation is not improved within a month, the operators would have to consider laying off their employees, Wasuchet said.

 

Tour cancellations had led to hundreds of millions of baht in outstanding debts.  The operators would be burdened with over THB2 billion of operation costs, he added.

 

Full story: https://www.pattayamail.com/news/coach-operators-to-lay-off-employees-due-to-sharp-drop-in-tourists-289428

 

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-- © Copyright Pattaya Mail 2020-02-28
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Should see a drop in buses going off the road, brake failures?

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Great so now they have time to study how to be a professional bus driver....let's start with the chapter "how to use indicator lights" .

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14 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

Legend Siam, major Pattaya tourist attraction, closes its doors

 

https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/tourism/legend-siam-major-pattaya-tourist-attraction-closes-its-doors

 

Didn't even know about that place. Must be one of the fleecing spots for the Chinese tours. Ownership structure would be interesting to see, my bet is it leads right back to China.

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I walk to Tops every day with the wife and kid, we pass an ever growing number of stationary coaches - all of which are full. It appears nearly all the Thai drivers have moved their families into the coaches - cost cutting i guess

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7 hours ago, Thian said:

Great so now they have time to study how to be a professional bus driver....let's start with the chapter "how to use indicator lights" .

good idea, however, don't hold your breath. 

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Perfect time to invest the billions and billions that the government has earnt from the millions and millions of tourist over the years and improve infrastructure and make Thailand a more pleasnet place to be just in time for the return of all the Chinese tourists in a couple months time. 

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9 hours ago, Thian said:

Great so now they have time to study how to be a professional bus driver....let's start with the chapter "how to use indicator lights" .

After the first couple of weeks when they realise they will never grasp correct use of indicators they could try teach them that they don't have sole rights to the outside lane on the the roads!

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6 hours ago, PowerKat said:

Perfect time to invest the billions and billions that the government has earnt from the millions and millions of tourist over the years and improve infrastructure and make Thailand a more pleasnet place to be just in time for the return of all the Chinese tourists in a couple months time. 

Have you not noticed the massive transport infrastructure projects on going?

 

Railways, roads and airports are all being upgraded, the major road networks in

the north east are unrecognisable from 5 years ago.

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

tourist arrivals sharply drop due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Wasn't it just yesterday when the TAT announced that January tourist arrivals were up by 2.46% over January 2019?

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31 minutes ago, shy coconut said:

Have you not noticed the massive transport infrastructure projects on going?

 

Railways, roads and airports are all being upgraded, the major road networks in

the north east are unrecognisable from 5 years ago.

There’s a time and place for posts like this and it’s not on here pal

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