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

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On 7/10/2020 at 5:18 PM, neverere said:

It might also have something to do with no foreign tourists being allowed into the country at this point.

THIS IS OBVIOUS......

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On 7/30/2020 at 3:45 PM, ronnie round head said:

there is no high season and low season now just low permanently

Prior to the virus, the "seasons" were evening out.  The seasons were being replaced by a constant stream of cheap package holiday zero baht tourists visiting year round.  

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someones telling porkies who is it ?

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On 8/4/2020 at 7:26 PM, 3NUMBAS said:

someones telling porkies who is it ?

With no planes landing with tourists, it's not hard to work out.  

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On 7/10/2020 at 5:57 PM, johng said:

Yes just the other day  it was said that Thai tourist had  booked 80-100 % of 3-5 star hotels in Hua Hin

@ prices 3,000 baht up per night....but that the guest houses and budget hotels where almost empty ?

doesn't make sense to me  surely people with no income for months on end..or a measly handout of 5,000 baht per month would be staying at the cheaper accommodation.

Saying that there where a hell of a lot of Bangkok plated vehicles along Jomtien beach road and clogging everywhere else up during those 4 days "holiday" 

( on top of the months of shutdown where do they get the money from ?)

Surely you don't think the hisos will ever be sort of a baht or two?

The events of the late 90s when many of them had to sell the Mercedes in a Bkk car park sale will have educated them.

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Isn't it low season now? Are they trying to say that Pattaya was awash with tourists in every prior low season?

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the planes that once brought tourists are now mothballed in the arizona desert and pilots are being sacked to cut costs so hard to see where any uptick could come from .all arilines are slashing staff and aircraft

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On 8/4/2020 at 1:26 PM, 3NUMBAS said:

someones telling porkies who is it ?

There's definitely no tourists to distribute wealth and the 10 baht sellers are complaining of no trade so I think we can narrow it down.

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On 7/10/2020 at 5:05 PM, Leaver said:

Testing and quarantine is a moot point until travel insurance companies offer coverage for Covid-19.  Until then, even those who wish to travel without insurance, will not be able to get on a flight to get here, because the plane will be empty, and the flight cancelled. 

 

Thailand can open up boarders tomorrow, but there are a lot of other factors at play than just Thailand opening up their boarders.  

 

 

many insurance companies as providing cover for medical treatment due to the virus, some are even covering cancelled flight, hotels, holidays due to the virus.

 

https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/07/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-your-travel-insurance/

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It's quite evident that the Thai's interviewed just DON'T GET the big picture of what is happening throughout the world... understandable when you look at the level of education most have.  The country is pretty much locked down for tourists... there are NO TOURISTS COMING!!  Hotels are going to remain closed and broke, same for small business and vendors.... thats a fact of life now for anyone who were involved in the tourist industry.  There's not going to be a high season... its going to remain dead for quite some time.

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

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when the LB muggers return is a bellweather of economic activity in patters so consult with them as they know the truth

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On 8/10/2020 at 1:54 AM, samsensam said:

 

 

many insurance companies as providing cover for medical treatment due to the virus, some are even covering cancelled flight, hotels, holidays due to the virus.

 

https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/07/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-your-travel-insurance/

Interesting article.  

 

I note it was published on 31/7/20, so quite recent.

 

It seems like UK residents can secure travel insurance for Thailand, but still, many other countries have their Foreign Office warnings and therefore no travel insurance.    

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