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20 minutes ago, beechbum said:

Why would anyone with half a brain open their hotel or bar when theres no tourists?

Some hotels were already open for more than a month, but many more are reopening July 1. 

 

Lots of Thailand residents are traveling around and holidaying in-country. 
 

Many Kamala bars/restaurants have reopened for the last couple of weeks. Locals have been out and about.
 

Probably a good time for 4 & 5 star hotels to bring back staff, re-stock, and restart to get the business ready for some international borders/flights reopening in August or Sept.

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Yes, Patong is dead in theses days. Only a few residents with limited funds. You van't expect the big party. Stick to Nanai Rd and you have some life. Or go to Rawai / Naiharn which is decent, under the crappy circumstances.

The private jets and 1000 arrivals per day will soon change the whole picture. Sure not.

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On 6/28/2020 at 10:53 AM, ChasingTheSun said:

Bars supposedly re-opening July 1st. Should bring some life back to Patong.

 

Most hotels re-opening July 1 also.


These re-openings will attract allot of Thailand based travelers back to phuket.

Im curious no money in Thailand because of shutdowns. How are local based tourists spending extra money they don't have? Open borders will bring disposable cash to Phuket. Have trust in the tourists to do the right thing. No money, no honey....Hello! Very wise saying!

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1 hour ago, Deli said:

Yes, Patong is dead in theses days. Only a few residents with limited funds. You van't expect the big party. Stick to Nanai Rd and you have some life. Or go to Rawai / Naiharn which is decent, under the c itrappy circumstances.

The private jets and 1000 arrivals per day will soon change the whole picture. Sure not.

Yep,

Nanai, where the locals live, is bustling. Closer to the ocean in the tourist areas, it's a ghost town, but a handful more people than a week ago, seems to me.

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HEY!   Only Pattaya is allowed to have a Dead Thread!!!  (No, we aren't dead, by the way.  Just resting.)

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On 6/28/2020 at 12:03 PM, phuketsub said:

Nothing going on at all? 

Phuket is for tourists and there aren't any except the stranded ones and they are most likey not very rich at the moment. 

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It will slowly start to come back,the hotels will start getting bookings leading to more restaurants opening up. Business will change hands and things will be different for awhile. But once the virus is under control and the tourist can come and go as before. The bars will open and the girls will return. My guess 2 to 3 years if things improve with the virus and free travel. Phuket is one of those places that the young people love,bars,weekend girlfriends,beaches and the freedom to do the stuff you can’t in your home country. The only thing I hope the Thai government don’t do is allow tourists in too early without proper screening. They need to protect the the Thai people first. I know a lot of thais are struggling,but they are resilient people. The last thing the country needs is to be put back into lockdown. 

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2 hours ago, Mikeasq60 said:

Im curious no money in Thailand because of shutdowns. How are local based tourists spending extra money they don't have? Open borders will bring disposable cash to Phuket. Have trust in the tourists to do the right thing. No money, no honey....Hello! Very wise saying!

There are still plenty of thais and foreigners in thailand with money to spend and wanting a holiday.

 

For many, now is an excellent time to have a holiday in Thailand. Less crowds and cheaper hotel rates make it an ideal time to hop on a flight or jump in the car and explore amazing Thailand!

 

 

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What Stuarty means is that the possessive preposition is its, not it's, so Patong had ITS 59th death.

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On 6/30/2020 at 5:49 PM, Agusts said:

All bars can open from tomorrow, 1 July, if they want, Bangla included.... Even if they can not comply to 22 rules set out by government,  22...! , well, basically means have your tea money ready when inspectors arrive...!

 

One of the rules say no bottles , drinks should be served in glasses...!? Can one of you clever guys tell me how this helps the spread of virus by not drinking beer from the bottle and have it poured into a dirty glass ...? I can't figure it out...🤔

New insurance scam is INSANE! Talk about shooting yourselves in the foot, tourist wise. 5,000$ AUD for insurance per year, Australians have Medicare its FREE. No more tourists from Australia!!! DUMB!

 

 

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10 hours ago, Claudio54 said:

What Stuarty means is that the possessive preposition is its, not it's, so Patong had ITS 59th death.

What I mean and what the OP means, is that the virus has claimed its 59th victim - Patong

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There seems to be three similar topics on the Phuket board for Phuket status/outlooks/wakes etc, so i will post this in each. Apologies if you read it elsewhere already....

 

There is allot of negativity on this thread picking on Phuket during this china flu bug season. Please keep in mind, EVERYWHERE in the world that still has a lockdown is suffering bigly. Not just Phuket.

 

ANYWHERE In the world that is tourism reliant has been hit especially  hard.


Things will bounce back to normal in Phuket and elsewhere faster than you would imagine once the lockdowns are lifted.

 

In addition, there is a fast-growing realization and consensus globally that the kungflu is really just a nasty flu season, and not worthy of any general lockdown. Many are calling the whole China flu hysteria a hoax, and just a power grab.
 

At most, this nasty flu is worthy of special precautions for the elderly 70+  and those with certain co-morbidities. Unfortunately and obviously, those specific folks need to be locked-down or only venture outside to the reopened world at their own risk, until an effective treatment or vaccine is found.
 

Indeed, Thailands perceived (current) success at keeping the (tested) virus levels low is actually a huge draw for even more tourists to come once the lockdowns end. 
 

It sucks if your income has been severely impacted by the lockdowns, but those who can hang-on for a little while longer will see the light at the end of the tunnel. There will be new businesses opening where old ones went under.
 

Things will get back to a new normal, and hopefully that new normal will be even better than the old one.

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On 7/5/2020 at 4:35 PM, ChasingTheSun said:

There seems to be three similar topics on the Phuket board for Phuket status/outlooks/wakes etc, so i will post this in each. Apologies if you read it elsewhere already....

 

There is allot of negativity on this thread picking on Phuket during this china flu bug season. Please keep in mind, EVERYWHERE in the world that still has a lockdown is suffering bigly. Not just Phuket.

 

ANYWHERE In the world that is tourism reliant has been hit especially  hard.


Things will bounce back to normal in Phuket and elsewhere faster than you would imagine once the lockdowns are lifted.

 

In addition, there is a fast-growing realization and consensus globally that the kungflu is really just a nasty flu season, and not worthy of any general lockdown. Many are calling the whole China flu hysteria a hoax, and just a power grab.
 

At most, this nasty flu is worthy of special precautions for the elderly 70+  and those with certain co-morbidities. Unfortunately and obviously, those specific folks need to be locked-down or only venture outside to the reopened world at their own risk, until an effective treatment or vaccine is found.
 

Indeed, Thailands perceived (current) success at keeping the (tested) virus levels low is actually a huge draw for even more tourists to come once the lockdowns end. 
 

It sucks if your income has been severely impacted by the lockdowns, but those who can hang-on for a little while longer will see the light at the end of the tunnel. There will be new businesses opening where old ones went under.
 

Things will get back to a new normal, and hopefully that new normal will be even better than the old one.

A refreshing positive spin.  bravo!👍

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