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2 minutes ago, Deli said:

 

Coz the Chinese are high rollers...

I think this is where TAT gets its figures of Chinese tourist spending power from. Combine the spend of Chinese business people who come here to buy condos with suitcases of cash and the spend of zero baht tourists and you have an average of high spend of Chinese tourists. TAT have always had a problem with differentiating between true tourists and others. They even include those transferring through a Thai airport as "tourists to Thailand".

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Why not let all of the retirees back first?

See  how  happy  they are in their  holiday best clothes

Does anyone have any confidence that the powers TAT be would reveal any positive tests on the Chinese tourists out of this group ? Still, I suppose McDonalds will be happy with a 4 table booking

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I just do not like this wretched emphasis on "quality" tourist. Who will decide? The potential tourist, Immigration or TAT?

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

"We are in discussions with groups to come from Europe in November," he added.

Interesting that they now say they're only in the "discussion" phase, considering that this was reported here in late September:

 

"The third flight mentioned by the media will be on November 1st from what they termed "prathet Scandinavia" or "the country of Scandinavia".

 

"This  will contain 120 passengers and also be bound for Suvarnabhumi."

 

So I guess that was completely invented...?

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4 hours ago, Mickeem said:

These Chineses are not tourists!

 

 

Absolutely.  They are puppets being used in a game to try and convince anybody that wants to listen. And the next batch are also from China, does anybody actually understand why any country would entertain people fro the country where the Pandemic actually started. It's all to do with the "old pals act" must have great jobs when they can stay away from them for 90 days 🤣🤣

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3 hours ago, Sundown said:

"What we want now are quality tourists who stay for a long time," Yuthasak said.

 

Quality tourists who stay a long time or not tourists who use a tourist visa? 😀🤷🏻‍♂️

 

 

They've certainly, finally, found an easy excuse to weed out the undesirables... Force a $2000 hotel stay. Of which I'm sure they take a hefty cut. People cashing in on Covid like there's no tomorrow. Stay scared, stay tuned.

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If its all about the money I would argue the VOA max 30 day visitors spend a lot more money and more scheduled flights pay more airport taxes etc. But they don't what that now apparently and thats where the questions start....

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1 hour ago, polpott said:

The Thai man on the street doesn't welcome this move and would prefer the borders to remain closed, particularly for Chinese tourists as they still remember who brought Covid to Thailand in the first place. They are actually feared not welcomed.

 

The average Chinese tourist stays, on average, one to two weeks in Thailand. Chinese staying up to 6 months, definitely not tourists.

 

So the headline couldn't have got it more wrong. "Thailand welcomes back tourists", not welcome and not tourists.

particularly for Chinese tourists as they still remember who brought Covid to Thailand in the first place. They are actually feared not welcomed.

 

Covid arrived from China with ONE woman from Wuhan!

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11 minutes ago, dougiemac52 said:

Absolutely.  They are puppets being used in a game to try and convince anybody that wants to listen. And the next batch are also from China, does anybody actually understand why any country would entertain people fro the country where the Pandemic actually started. It's all to do with the "old pals act" must have great jobs when they can stay away from them for 90 days 🤣🤣

Plus they must have been absent from their jobs for a couple of weeks prior to arriving as they would have been on standby during the "they're coming this week, no they're not, its next week" saga.

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Presumably the ones that have arrived wont be travelling as a group once quarantine is over as we all know that groups of five or more aren't allowed under the emergency rules. Or are those "rules" only applied selectively? 

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2 hours ago, Rockhound said:

Why not let all of the retirees back first?

600 pound a month pensions probably does not motivate them to do so.

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All "tourists" will now be required to wear a special costume.... called a PeeSate Suit .

Comes in 6 different colors !!   Now added to the "list".   

Note:  just humor (as of this posting) 

 

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