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Pattaya: Bring on the long weekends, says leading hotelier

 

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A leading Pattaya hotelier has told the Thai media that what the resort needs is more long weekends. 

 

Speaking in front of a deserted midweek terrace was manager of the Modus Beachfront Resort, Achawin Sorathip. 

 

He said that his beach side resort was previously focused on the foreign market particularly Russians and Koreans before the pandemic. 

 

Now they have been forced to turn their marketing attention to the domestic market and particularly weekends and long holiday weekends. 

 

He noted that in the past weekend they were around half full and things were better in the long Songkran replacement weekend at the start of the month. 

 

Not surprisingly he wants the government to give consideration to creating more long weekends. 

 

At least then the hotel can get some revenue to pay staff wages. 

 

Pattaya is particularly feeling the pinch of the pandemic and its aftermath because of its heavy reliance on foreign tourists, noted the media.

 

Right now there are virtually no foreign tourists in Thailand. 

 

Source: 77kaoded

 

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13 minutes ago, webfact said:

he wants the government to give consideration to creating more long weekends. 

This gives the police even fewer hours to make up the lost revenue.

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Lets make it where every night is a Saturday night and every day is a Sunday that will work

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The Thai government should subsidise every hotel room in Pattaya.  100 baht a night for every room.  🙂

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1 minute ago, stouricks said:

But would that mean Bht 200 for falangs?

No, double the normal price for farang, to pay for the Thai subsidy scheme.  🙂

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Downward spiral.

'Long weekends' cripples business by giving overtime payments or loosing production.

Peter, robbing Paul, to pay Mary.

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I would have thought that reducing rates on weekends would fill in those vacancy levels ?

 

As for the weekdays, well maybe they could make some kind of package deals, like stay Mon-Fri, receive Sat-Sun for free, with breakfast included for all nights.

 

I'm in !

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What he is talking about is not possible in the long run nor for the already terrible economic state of the country.

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YIPPEE, more days off and more holidays, that is what this country's economy needs, more masses of people on the roads and oh yeah, more road accident and many more dead motorist...

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Not sure if others are taking advantage of the 40% off scheme at the moment, but it does appear to be working to a point.

I have done 2 trips with Thai wife and family, stayed in several hotels and dined out etc. Lots of other Thais doing the same.

 

At the moment, wife is trying to arrange the next trip to a resort in Rayong, accommodation and seafood buffet etc, 40% off. 

Thing is, the weekends are all booked up for the next 5 weeks, we will be travelling during the week.

 

Long weekends and the 40% off scheme is certainly helping things along.

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