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Channel 7 report: No tourists and desperate times for vendors/ hotels in Pattaya

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On 8/31/2020 at 4:16 AM, thaibeachlovers said:

Of course I've witnessed it. After the tsunami I got a great deal on a renovated hotel room in Patong because there were few tourists. Phi Phi was even more destroyed. The places I'd stayed before had vanished to the point I didn't know where they were exactly. After that I went up to Kamala Beach and that was desperate. There is nothing new under the sun.


I remember the Lek with fondness. I stayed a month there after my divorce. Lovely old style hotel and better than the new ( and vastly more expensive ) boxes put up. I also enjoyed the breakfast buffet. Didn't need to eat rest of the day.

The Wonderful bar wasn't really wonderful if we are honest.


Thanks for the comment.

Ah The LEK though iffy breakfast in my opinion, 90 days twice a year for decades before the Government stepped in with thier bureaucracy, fees and endless paperwork. Happy Days!

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and why should they with the way they have been treated over the last 30 years? They have been scammed one too many times and are booking their 40 quid flights to Spain instead.   I can

The people on the 5k a month handout are not the ones taking holidays and filling the 3-5 star hotels, it's the other segment of Thai society, the middle classes who would normally have gone overseas,

Was speaking to a Thai friend of mine recently and she said "the economy will recover soon because everyone wants to visit Thailand". Had a bit of a laugh at that and chatted about how expensive Thail

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22 hours ago, easyride said:

90 days twice a year for decades before the Government stepped in with thier bureaucracy, fees and endless paperwork.

You would think they would welcome you again, to kick start their tourism and hospitality industry after Covid, perhaps with a temporary change in policy, but probably not.   🙂

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