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Pattaya's mayor in the dark about new tourist visa: What are the ten "safe" countries mentioned?

 

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Pattaya's strongarm mayor Sontaya Khunpluem admitted to Manager that he is largely in the dark about the countries mentioned as playing a role in the Special Tourist Visa (STV) program that the cabinet gave the nod to on Tuesday.

 

He said that he had heard that ten countries are on a list as those that have the virus under control but he doesn't know which ones are being considered.

 

All he knows is that the visa is for 90 days, can be extended up to 270 days and that it is hoped to be able to attract 1,000 to 1,200 tourists a month that will bring in 1.2 billion baht a month. 

 

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Thaivisa notes that if this target is to be reached initially each of the tourists will have to spend a million baht or well in excess of $30,000 EACH per month. 

 

They have been described as "well-heeled" - they will have to be. 

 

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Sontaya told Manager that he had been working with the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) in anticipation of the country opening up.

 

His work with them and others in the tourism sector will be presented to the cabinet so that Pattaya's role in opening up can be defined. 

 

Source: Manager Online

 

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53 minutes ago, webfact said:

Thaivisa notes that if this target is to be reached initially each of the tourists will have to spend a million baht or well in excess of $30,000 EACH per month.

If Thai Visa thinks that, then Thai Visa can´t count. It´s directly understood that they have made the calculation on a nine month period, and therefore your initial calculation fails.

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Now, how about compulsory purchase on arrival of bt 1,000,000  worth of non-refundable/transferable 'tourist vouchers' with a 30 day expiration ?

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

 

Thaivisa notes that if this target is to be reached initially each of the tourists will have to spend a million baht or well in excess of $30,000 EACH per month. 

 

They have been described as "well-heeled" - they will have to be. 

Gonna be some sole searching there

to get laced up with that .. some may toe the line but there'll be plenty also kicking their heels .. 

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

Thaivisa notes that if this target is to be reached initially each of the tourists will have to spend a million baht or well in excess of $30,000 EACH per month.

He thinks Pattaya will get the 1,000-1,200 well heeled high spending tourists... does he know he might have to share them with Phuket and maybe even Samui....

They can have 100 each per week.

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6 hours ago, keith101 said:

Dreaming comes naturally to Thai but dont usually come true i personally cannot see the super rich coming here and spending 1 million baht per month for 9 months you may get lucky to get some to stay for the first 90 days and that will probably be it .

Just because you give them a 90 day visa doesnt mean that they would all stay for that long unless they considered living here and why would the super rich want to live here .

The Super Rich know where to domicile, and it aint in Thailand

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TAT appears to have forgotten that rich farangs became rich by saving their money, not splashing it around on second class but want to be "World Class" destinations ,,,,,,,,,,LOL

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6 hours ago, Shuya said:

In Pattaya standards, that would equal to around 336 breakfasts at 99 Baht each - per day per person. Can't see a flaw in the math. 

not ALL will go out and eat brekkie....I never do, NO NEED......I HAVE A SIMPLE BREKKIE.....Quaker Oats.........

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