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Open up Pattaya to foreign tourists NOW! Russians/Europeans are willing to quarantine, say tourism leaders


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I seriously doubt legit tourists would be prepared to do quarantine. Expats living/working here ...... maybe. People with properties/families ........ maybe. Criminals/illegal workers .

Very few tourists will be willing to jump over the onerous hoops this stunningly uncreative administration is putting forth. Perhaps a few thousand per year. Expats, yes. Tourists, no. Dumb and dumber

With the baht getting stronger every day why would anybody want to come here as a tourist and lose money and quarantine for fourteen days at their expense .

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3 hours ago, Leaver said:

It would be embarrassing if after all the protest to open the boarders, no one came.  🙂

it is exactly what would happen in my view. People are staying local for holidays and weekend breaks, if they are going to travel long haul there are countless choices before Pattaya (unless of course you are a sex tourist who wants to spend their holiday with prostitutes).

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A regular tourist, from any country, cannot afford to sacrifice two weeks of their annual leave on quarantine. Simple as that.

 

There are obviously snowbirds, gap year students, retirees and similar groups who COULD quarantine. A fraction of them also WOULD (and has the money), so the number of people Thailand can "woo" with such an offer is quite limited.

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11 hours ago, Brunolem said:

Tourists or "tourists"? 

 

There is no such thing as a "long term tourist". 

 

The Chinese, who are real tourists, spend on average one week in Pattaya or somewhere else. 

 

The Russians need more time to launder the suitcases of cash brought with them. 

 

Some Europeans, after having secured their unemployment benefits, would rather spend the winter sitting on a bar stool, watching the cars passing by and enjoying their fresh exhaust fumes. 

 

Exactly the kind of characters Thailand would be better off without... 

Thats only your opinion, i am sure there are plenty of Thai's that would love to see any type of tourists sitting on bar stools regardless of what fumes they were enjoying!

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I just read a post on FB from a bar owner in Pattaya who said there are currently quite some Chinese tourists in Pattaya already.

 

Anyone in Pattaya can confirm?

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12 hours ago, Oldie said:

Pattaya with all its nightlife is for sure the best place to allow foreigners from high risk countries to enter...

Are you serious, what nightlife?

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They have accurate 20 minute tests now.  There may even be accurate 5 minute tests.  Test everyone and then let them go on their way.  Why are they still clinging to this completely unacceptable quarantine idea?

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No thank you ! As Thai are quite slow, I am not sure that they really understood how lucky they are to have some of us still here !

Once they will really know and beg for more, maybe tourists could come back !

 

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15 hours ago, keith101 said:

With the baht getting stronger every day why would anybody want to come here as a tourist and lose money and quarantine for fourteen days at their expense .

Whats with these never ending Debbie Downer comments one after the other? You can tell these people commenting have never started a business.

Here's a tip, open it up and let the people decide if they want to come or not. Being so negative, "oh, they'll never come" is no way to go through life.

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13 hours ago, pokerface1 said:

Are there any other countries open for Tourism? I know Australia has opened up to allow New Zealand tourists in however its a one way ticket at this stage. No quarantine required .

Yes, several countries have opened up, a few never closed, but no flights means, might as well be closed. With that said restrictions are varied, and most of the time depends upon the country you’re traveling from... In all Thailand is more restrictive than most, but that’s pretty consistent with SE Asia.

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14 hours ago, pokerface1 said:

Are there any other countries open for Tourism? I know Australia has opened up to allow New Zealand tourists in however its a one way ticket at this stage. No quarantine required .

I like this one as its always UPDATED....applies to Yanks but seems is valid for ALL travelers as per covid

https://www.traveloffpath.com/countries-that-have-reopened-for-american-tourists/

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13 hours ago, 86Tiger said:

Give this man a cookie.

 

Every single one of us will test positive for this virus at some point.  It is out in the world and can not be put back in the vial at the lab. 

 

Couple posts up notes  "...the virus spreading like wildfire in Europe and the US again..."  This is because more and more people are going about their normal lives.  Though positive tests are increasing deaths are not increasing, hospitals are not over whelmed.  We have learned this virus is not a death sentence.  It is not going to wipe humanity off the face of the earth.  Methods have been developed to successfully treat it.  

 

So, hide in the basement for another month or another 5 years.  Eventually, we will all be exposed and test positive.  Doesn't mean we will all get sick. Life has got to resume or the burden on society will be too great to over come.

I have many more links if needed...Doctor..any cookies left?

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/16/pandemic-states-virus-rebound-429753

 

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11 hours ago, micmichd said:

promise Thai ladies a rose garden

perhaps a cactus is a better choice as it seems the river is running dry.......or on the flipside all the thai bargirl tears may fill that river to the max....my dearest teerak...so sad...buffalo velly velly sick..send money

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10 hours ago, Leaver said:

It would be embarrassing if after all the protest to open the boarders, no one came.  🙂

Ive often heard that walking out of the massage shops! 🙂

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