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"Drastic" losses to Thai tourism with 1.57 TRILLION baht hit, admits tourism minister


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2 hours ago, vandeventer said:

So much loss and thousands of retirees that wish they can come home. This government is crying with a mouth full of bread. Be smart, let them come back.

All the retirees that left Thailand this year for what ever reason and can not return, are at home....Thailand is just a retirees holiday home.

Thai govt not in any rush to allow old people back due to the fact Covid kills very old people so why should they let them back.

 

Such a shame this has happened this year, but in reality the Thai Govt over the last few years just not interested in having old people living in Thailand.

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Send the bill to your mates in Beijing.  They let the Wuhan China virus out so they can make restitution to every country effected.  

For some reason, I'm not feeling it for the Phuket tuk-tuk mafia and their families, you know the ones who want B200 to go a kilometer down the road...and if you have the temerity to negotiate tell yo

It was the paranoid reaction of the government to the pandemic rather than the pandemic itself which caused these 1.57 trillion losses to Thai tourism.    Instead of gradually opening the co

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11 hours ago, Grumpy John said:

Send the bill to your mates in Beijing.  They let the Wuhan China virus out so they can make restitution to every country effected.

Exactly. The super biological weapon Covid-19 is "Made in China"

... and now these wonderful people start buy up all insolvent business ...

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1 hour ago, Teee said:

Thai govt not in any rush to allow old people back due to the fact Covid kills very old people so why should they let them back.

Just wondering. Is it possible, that a 92 year old woman can just naturally die due to multiple organ failure.

There where antibodies found on her mucous membranes. 

Another man died by Covid-19. He crashed into a tree, after having a heart attack. Same thing. Antibodies = died by Covid ... 555

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It will be worse than that when year is out. Jan-Sep includes the first quarter which was pretty much business as usual. Last three will be a washout. Hoping to kick it all off again while introducing mandatory non-insurance and mountains and mountains of paperwork will not business-as-usual make.

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Bit of a surprise I must say as many of the TVF experts have been telling us it was pretty much business as usual for the Thais and tourism contributed so little to their economy. 

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Even if Thailand did open up, and there was not the pre-covid attitude trend mentioned earlier, an "open" Thailand would perhaps only be 1.2 Trillion down instead of 1.57 Trillion?

 

From a Europe and in particular UK perspective, there is not much of a market for Thailand to trawl at the moment I would think. Not nil but probably insignificant. Some those that were keen, may be loosing there motivation by now, studying the methodology and likely hood  of accessing a 2019 style holiday environment.😎

 

In our area of the UK, one of our credible medical experts is predicting that, the Xmas dinner get-together this year shall be over video link!

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12 hours ago, Baerboxer said:

 

Yes right. Meanwhile in the real world, WHO recognizes that Thailand has handled the pandemic brilliantly compared to all those wonderful "first world" nations in Europe, the US, Aussie etc. They all put money before people and are now enjoying their second lockdowns, curbs and curfews. 

 

Dumb idea not to close the borders and have millions affected.

Those "first world"nations in Europe, US and Astralia are not ruled by generals.

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Let the expats in, who have property, give them all the STV,   then thank them for returning 

when they arrive. If they have to do a 21 week quarantine, then give them the information, where

they can expect to stay, in the nearest city to where they will be living while in Thailand.

Is this too much to ask TAT, and Thai government, or will you just be relying on your

300 plus Chinese for this high season and Winter? It is time to get off your *sses and

do something besides change your rules and most recent schemes. Soon it will be November and if I am right that is the beginning of High Season, right? Otherwise, live with your losses, and own them,

as it will be your fault for your losses, TAT and Thai government of Immigration and the PM.

Geezer

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41 minutes ago, Fex Bluse said:

@sandyf I'm super surprised the domestic Thai tourism could not make up the loss. 

some dodgy hotels made bank with these domestic rebates. Domesic depends on international & international investments. 

It will be years before things get back to normal, maybe much longer

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18 hours ago, jackdd said:

This was just the low season, the losses in the high season will probably be a multitude of this.

1.5 trillion even for that period is too low. 2019 saw 1.9 trillion baht revenue from International tourism and 1.3 trillion for domestic.

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1 hour ago, Fex Bluse said:

@sandyf I'm super surprised the domestic Thai tourism could not make up the loss. 

Such sarcastic wit you have sir. 

 

As I see it all types of tourists need money to travel, even domestics which have very little except for day to day life, living hand to mouth.  Wonder how the Government is counting the money they have given the Thai's to travel, and the 3000 baht schemes for daily expenses.  Makes me think they will count is a gain in tourism revenue and not a loss from the coffers.  Robbing Peter to pay Paul, but its still going into the system I guess.  This Government is blind to everything and its severity unless it digs into there pocket books.

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