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Damage Done: Phuket’s tourism industry will take years to recover, say experts


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it will take some time for Bangkok corporations to realize why they get less profit from mobile network and internet usage; for elder Isaan farmers to realize why they get less money support from

I think the only positive thing about this Crisis;  the recovery of the marine ecosystem.

Phuket wouldn't be the only place.

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4 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Phuket’s tourism industry will take years to recover, say experts

I don't need an expert to realize that the whole World's tourism industry will take years to recover.

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2 hours ago, ChipButty said:

It was going downhill before Covid19 I dont care what the experts say

Only those who are blind cannot see it, the problem goes far deeper than covid and started a long time before it came along.

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11 hours ago, Tarteso said:

I think the only positive thing about this Crisis;  the recovery of the marine ecosystem.

The sewage still goes into ocean. As you know  the rains are very big this year. Overflow runoff has been going into the ocean. No treatment and it takes all the contamination with it.  So much diesel, petrol runoff from roads. The damaged and sun bleached coral is dead, and cannot heal in 6 months. It is gone forever. If only they planted vegetation or even use small stones and not concrete over anything to allow water to be absorbed on land. Thank you

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15 hours ago, Pottinger said:

What a supremely stupid remark.

Think man.  What's the point.  Ok, Phuket tourism has tanked; and now what.  Let's do something other than talk.  Start a GOFUND, save it somehow.  I love Thailand, but talk is cheap because it exceeds the demand....

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Thaiger News did a good report on this too.

I bet the Chinese will fill the vacuum left after all the prime sites are closed and empty.

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17 hours ago, SomchaiCNX said:

The damage was done more than 30 years ago. Anyone who recommend a person to visit Phuket needs a medical check-up 🙂 . I had the luck to stay at Rawai (preferred by the Thai) and Patong (01 hotel and 3 guesthouses, not a single bar, just one restaurant on the beach) ) about 40 years ago.

And I had the beaches of the Sinai peninsula to myself 40 years ago , the world has changed !

The point is , and Phuket is just a part of it , is that international tourism has collapsed in Thailand and may not recover for some time.

And what has the Thai government done to support the individuals and businesses affected , next to nothing !

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1 hour ago, ding said:

Thaiger News did a good report on this too.

I bet the Chinese will fill the vacuum left after all the prime sites are closed and empty.

Not just the Chinese , plenty of wealthy Thais will swoop as well , remember the aftermath of the Tsunami.

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1 hour ago, mike787 said:

Think man.  What's the point.  Ok, Phuket tourism has tanked; and now what.  Let's do something other than talk.  Start a GOFUND, save it somehow.  I love Thailand, but talk is cheap because it exceeds the demand....

Well the government might help , no ? I keep hearing how well they have managed covid , infections are just one side of the story.

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