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Pattaya: "Zero" tourists - last remaining Russians have cancelled and tourism industry faces 80% closure for up to a year

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1 minute ago, Leaver said:

So, it's gone from 3 months to 12 months.  Which one is it?

 

In any case, doesn't this push the loss onto Thai banks?  That's going to have to come back somewhere.

 

 I don't have a property here.  I can see you have a conflict of interest.  Try to be subjective.  Do you really think this crisis will not / should not effect the property market here?   

You could pick from several options and time frames, the wife chose 3 months on a reduced interest rate, with no penalty. 

The banks are being subsidised by the government, its part of the stimulus packages.

Most Thais should be able to hang on to their properties and most expats will have no reason to sell. Sure the property market, new projects etc, will be effected but there isnt a wholesale dumping of property or price drops happening.

 

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1 minute ago, Peterw42 said:

You could pick from several options and time frames, the wife chose 3 months on a reduced interest rate, with no penalty. 

The banks are being subsidised by the government, its part of the stimulus packages.

Most Thais should be able to hang on to their properties and most expats will have no reason to sell. Sure the property market, new projects etc, will be effected but there isnt a wholesale dumping of property or price drops happening.

 

You do know there were already hundreds on the market here before the virus. 

 

It seems like there was already a "wholesale dumping" going on before the virus. 

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37 minutes ago, Liverpoolfan said:

Am I supposed to feel sorry for them?

Maybe a little.  They probably didn't have the same life choices that you had.

37 minutes ago, Liverpoolfan said:

Why didnt they study, go school, work in mcdonalds.

A lot of the time they don't really have that option.  The provinces and villages of Thailand are not the same as Bangkok and often they don't really have choice in what they do.  Unfortunately many Thais see their children, particularly girls, as being solely there to provide income to them.

37 minutes ago, Liverpoolfan said:

they are lazy mate. Dont try the sympathy game cos it aint working. 

So what you, a foreigner, wants to happen in a Thai city takes precedence over what Thai people want?

 

I don't need to make you sympathise.  What the Thai people do is not dictated by your ego.

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30 minutes ago, Jajazazajaja said:

This April 1st date for reopening gyms and bars

 

hows that looking? 

Rose coloured glass hope

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If and when the flights are allowed back into Thailand what do you reckon the prices will be? only last week Phuket back to Manchester 4000 grand one way

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44 minutes ago, Jajazazajaja said:

This April 1st date for reopening gyms and bars

 

hows that looking? 

I would have to say its a pipe dream sir.  

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the best time now to close all this sex trade destination for ever and 🤩 turn pattaya for happy family destination....

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1 hour ago, Peterw42 said:

Will the rest of the world be doing these infrastructure projects ?

Thread's not about the rest of the world, and Pattaya wholly relies on tourism unlike most cities. They could take the opportunity to at least plan and get things in place for it to transform to their family-style destination and be ready for the eventual return of tourists.

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5 hours ago, steven100 said:

no more use in posting the honest cabbie stories either.

No more drunken farang being assulted by bouncers

No more ladyboy thefts

No more taxi cab fights

You forgot:

No more sand need be bought.

No need to pay for construction of roads, drains, etc., that need replacing.

 

'nuf sed.

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5 hours ago, darksidedog said:

I suspect there is much wailing and gnashing of teeth going on right now at TAT who had been trying to tell us it would all start to come good again from next month. Should be easy though to now calculate tourist numbers. ZERO. Not quite sure how they will put a positive spin on that, but I am sure they will try.

I believe TAT shares a crystal ball with Donald Trump...

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26 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

I would have to say its a pipe dream sir.  

Ah. Gym and bar owner I spoke to now say May 1st 

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2 hours ago, Liverpoolfan said:

They killed the golden goose!

When one is hungry even the feathers and bones can be made into a tasty soup.

'nuf sed.

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