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Deserted beaches, empty bars: Covid-19 devastates Thailand's tourist islands

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Shocking who would have thought the ever continuing elongated draconian measures imposed by a sham government could have such an effect🤔

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16 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

maybe this is the best way for them to appreciate our contribution to their business....in the past some of them took advantage of many of us, now they have nobody, they should start to think that after will the foreigners living in are not bad and should be treated with respect..... or maybe I am giving them too much credit  555

Talk to walls, if you think for a moment that they care how they had it all and now nothing...

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3-4 years (if we're lucky) before it remotely returns to normal so get used to it

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1 hour ago, Mavideol said:

maybe this is the best way for them to appreciate our contribution to their business....in the past some of them took advantage of many of us, now they have nobody, they should start to think that after will the foreigners living in are not bad and should be treated with respect..... or maybe I am giving them too much credit  555

Way  too much credit, never  learn never  will.

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If Koh Samui is so dead why are so many hotel prices astronomically high? 

 

We have been looking into a few days excursion from BKK in August and rates at top-end hotels are through the roof! (Some are heavily discounted, but many no discount at all)

 

Normally we would go to Bali (wedding anniversary, we were married there), but don't have that option now.

 

I get that would normally be high season on Samui, but seriously? I guess trying to keep prices high to offset the low volume (reverse polish logic).

 

Have also looked at BKK hotels and they ain't cheap either (I am talking about 5 star in both cases). 

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2 hours ago, 2 is 1 said:

Hmm... all like private beach

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 Walk alone....

Selfie?

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35 minutes ago, eppic said:

If Koh Samui is so dead why are so many hotel prices astronomically high? 

Thai economics 101 - When empty, put UP the prices. That way, we make the same money, but with less people.

 

Unfortunately, they don't factor in the fact that people wont book in the first place cause prices are too high. 🙂

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1 hour ago, steven100 said:

Koh Samui is dead .... no tourists are coming and all the bars and shops are closed. So no tourists means no money for the business then no job. It's the same in most places around Thailand and probably won't change much even in the months ahead.

do not fret steven. prayut will tackle this problem head on. i have the utmost faith that he will resolve this issue in no time. thai people know and appreciate the dedication he continues to show......... am i right ? 

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9 minutes ago, mr mr said:

do not fret steven. prayut will tackle this problem head on. i have the utmost faith that he will resolve this issue in no time. thai people know and appreciate the dedication he continues to show......... am i right ? 

yes ....   100% ... 

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1 hour ago, eppic said:

If Koh Samui is so dead why are so many hotel prices astronomically high? 

 

We have been looking into a few days excursion from BKK in August and rates at top-end hotels are through the roof! (Some are heavily discounted, but many no discount at all)

 

Normally we would go to Bali (wedding anniversary, we were married there), but don't have that option now.

 

I get that would normally be high season on Samui, but seriously? I guess trying to keep prices high to offset the low volume (reverse polish logic).

 

Have also looked at BKK hotels and they ain't cheap either (I am talking about 5 star in both cases). 

If you check resorts there are some discounts per night rooms available.  We've just booked a nice resort hotel on the beach 4 star, 2 rooms for Saturday.

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On a positive note the Sealife has a chance to recover.

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