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Ambassadors from 28 countries given tour of Phuket in bid to boost confidence in island tourism


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Invited for a freebie ?  and don't leave a negative review or there could be legal action 😋

What a total waste of both time and money

All they will see in Patong is closed and near derelict shops, dirty and crumbling footpaths and roads, and a town reeking with "the stench of death".

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

 

In addition they will release turtles at a beach.

Aha, I have sussed out the real reason for their visit!!

 

The inscrutable Chinese will be present at the releasing of the turtles and they will surreptitiously attach little tracking devices on the shells of these creatures, so when they head out to sea and grow a bit fatter, the Chinese can easily catch and eat them.

 

See, they are looking out for their future food source and only for themselves, the same as it's always been.

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

They hope the visit will lead them to inspire foreigners living and working in Thailand to have confidence in travelling to Phuket for holidays to give the area a much needed economic boost. 

How about charging foreigners living & working in Thailand the same rates/charges/entrance fees etc etc as locals?

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And you have to wonder on the days they will be dragging these people around to places will they have told all the businesses in that areas to make sure they are open or face a fine and will they be drafting in loads of workers from the TAT to sit in these places and wander about pretending they are happy tourists ! 🤔

Would not surprise me one bit if this is the case . Just wait and see , the press photos of it will show bustling places everywhere they go 🙈

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7 hours ago, johng said:

Invited for a freebie ?  and don't leave a negative review or there could be legal action 😋

Wouldn't any negative review result in defamation?

And if posted through social media constitute  computer crime?

Best the ambassadors avoid this invitation if they want to maintain diplomatic independence.

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8 hours ago, johng said:

Invited for a freebie ?  and don't leave a negative review or there could be legal action 😋

A "jolly" in Phuket will be like home from home for most of 'em, the only difference being that it will be Thai taxpayers, rather than their home countries' taxpayers, who will be picking up the tab! :partytime2:

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So those  who  are so deter minded to  refuse to acknowledge that out  of the total number of  countries who  have  resident representatives in Thailand there are  28  who would  accept an invitation to (ostensibly) establish  good   reason to promote resumption  of visitation ?

Is it  stupid  to attempt? Is it  stupid  to participate?

Or is it more stupid  to fall over in laughter at what  can be  perceived as pointless?

In terms of intended objective possibly so.

But in terms  of many other aspects successful .

While the rank and file in certain sectors  of  employment have been sidelined those in the overall Govt. Dept. Services retain their employment and  are expected to  have purpose.

So what surprise  that Public Relations events are organized in defiance of reality  but to the benefit of the upper echelons of Diplomatic Envoys. Well screened venues and 5 star Hotels  for several days is no  less costly to tax payers  than the equivalent  tax deductibles of private  business.

 

 

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10 hours ago, anchadian said:

The Phuket Tourist Association has invited ambassadors and consulate officials from 28 countries to visit the island for three days in November. 

Just trying to do the maths.

 

How can you do 14 days quarantine in 3 days

Why would they need to quarantine?

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11 hours ago, petermik said:

It says they have "invited 28 Ambassadors and Consulate officials" it remains to be seen how many will actually accept.....:whistling:

It could be construed as bribery at worst, unethical at best by those ambassadors who come from countries where acceptance of such freebies is nowadays off limits. Hardly looks good back home too, going on such a jolly when millions are under lockdown. A polite refusal should be the response to the invite.

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14 hours ago, CanuckThai said:
17 hours ago, webfact said:

"The Phuket Tourist Association has invited ambassadors and consulate officials from 28 countries to visit the island for three days in November"

Well there you go.  Local ambassadors and consulate officials have incredible influence over pandemic tourism initiatives .....or........something.   

 

They do have some influence over the travel advisories put out be the Embassy.  And those travel advisories going forward will probably address Covid related warnings.

 

This is a smart move, given that the diplomats are already in Thailand, probably looking for something to do.

 

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