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I think they are wishing on a dream. Once the borders are open we ARE going to get new cases being imported, so their goes the trust, and many tourists will be put off by the extreme measures they wil

Oooh, sounds expensive. And how, if I may ask, is this going to fit in with Thailand wanting to...   As the past has shown over-abundantly, these "big tour groups" typically stay at touris

fleeced with greater ease and with a bigger smile ..    More front than Harrods .. And if CV has been controlled relatively speaking why the on going march with the draconian infringements

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All these Hotel and Resort Operators are citing Hygiene, Social Distancing and Customer " Safety " Etc.

These things are well and good within the confines of the Tourists "Luxury Hotel ', but the moment they step foot outside the door they are in the same environment as the rest of us.

And that Environment is one where nobody, whether Young Old, Rich or Poor is safe from the Covid19 Virus.

This is just another load of Tosh from TAT 

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17 hours ago, Brunolem said:

This is a bit ambiguous. 

 

Does "remake" means that Thailand want to improve its image as a destination for big tour groups, a.k.a. Chinese hordes, 

 

or... 

 

does "remake" means that Thailand wants to change its image, and move from cheap tour groups to high spender individuals? 

 

In short, is Thailand going to give priority to quality over quantity, or to go for even more quantity? 

I think you already know the answer to that.

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The tourism industry, which accounts for 12% of the economy, collapsed after the outbreak escalated. The reality is, it is closer to 20% of the total economy, when you take into account all of the ancillary trade benefited by tourism, or about 3.2 trillion ($110 billion) baht a year. That is huge. It likely represents between 5 and 8 million jobs. 

 

Thailand welcomed 39.8 million foreign tourists last year but projects as few as 14 million for 2020. It is likely we not see more than 1-2 million more international tourists arriving for the balance of the year. Thailand is claiming 3.8 million arrivals in January, but I believe that number to be highly suspect  (as the nation was already way, way off their normal totals for peak season, and occupancy was at an all time low) and another 3 million or so in February, and barely any tourist arrivals in March, the real numbers to date this year may be closer to 6 million arrivals. If only another 1-2 million arrive, as I predict, that is only 8 million or so, as a total for 2020. That means a staggeringly high unemployment rate for a long time to come. It officially sits at 10%, but it is likely double that, as this insincere administration is not likely reporting the underground economy.

 

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2 hours ago, Laughing Gravy said:

"The campaign, to be launched later in the year, will be aimed at young affluent travellers from places that are considered low-risk such as China, South Korea and Taiwan, Tanes said. It will highlight scenic beaches and parks, part of a "tourism bridge" that could emerge in Asia including Hong Kong and Japan".

:cheesy::cheesy: That is the funniest thing I have read this week.

 

I like the fact that Thailand is looking at the glass is half full but when the glass has a big whole in it, then statements like this are ridiculous.  Well at least the word hub wasn't used this time.

Neither was the verb "lure" ..... Now it's "tempting" visitors to come. "Luring" someone implies some kind of hidden, veiled devious and malicious intent, enticing someone under false pretenses. "Tempting" is a slightly less devious and malintended way of getting someone to do or buy something. There might well be a sting in the tail, though, with a veneer of attraction but a rotten core behind it.

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19 hours ago, darksidedog said:

I think they are wishing on a dream. Once the borders are open we ARE going to get new cases being imported, so their goes the trust, and many tourists will be put off by the extreme measures they will probably need to comply with. Add to that many around the world are broke right now so traveling is a low item on the shopping list so any resumption in tourism is likely  to be painfully slow.

The campaign, to be launched later in the year, will be aimed at young affluent travelers from places that are considered low-risk such as China, South Korea and Taiwan

Yes, first from "Low risk" places....Brilliant...

 

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How about having Anutin stationed at Swampy, in a dunk tank, begging all incoming tourist to forgive him for the dirty smelly farang comments? Those who can dunk him get free taxi to their hotel.

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