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Chinese tourism is dangerous to the world and some of the great destinations in the world. 

 

Sustainable tourism will be gone. 

 

If Only China actually built decent stuff in their own country and had a solid domestic tourism. They have a few attractions in Beijing, but the rest of the country is a dump. Concrete wall to wall, all historical legacies gone, replaced with wall to wall condos and pollution. 

 

I went to Shanghai, thinking it would be some exotic gateaway a few years ago. My word the place was simply awful. One of the worst sterile cities i have ever visited. No wonder the Chinese are desperate to get away. 

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I fear that when this is over it will no longer be an overseas destination for far more than the Chinese

They aren't too fussy when it comes to eating them though....

Bit of a pointless story, the Chinese government is actively discouraging their citizens from travelling abroad.   Then again, the Thai government is actively discouraging tourist arrivals w

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15 minutes ago, thailand49 said:

Does all this bad news make the Baht stronger now?

Unfortunately stronger, and it is so much a mystery as to why, when everything is still upside down, other than the fact that the many Thai's I know who have returned after selling their properties and businesses who have repatriated USD, became richer than they were in the US as they had already used USD when it was higher and the Baht was lower to buy properties and build houses here.  

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15 hours ago, ivor bigun said:

I fear that when this is over it will no longer be an overseas destination for far more than the Chinese

Would be nice if they would clean up the beaches and seas, ban plastic bags and ban the noisy water taxis that totally ruined places like Koh Phi Phi.

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31 minutes ago, AmySeeker said:

Chinese tourism is dangerous to the world and some of the great destinations in the world. 

 

Sustainable tourism will be gone. 

 

If Only China actually built decent stuff in their own country and had a solid domestic tourism. They have a few attractions in Beijing, but the rest of the country is a dump. Concrete wall to wall, all historical legacies gone, replaced with wall to wall condos and pollution. 

 

I went to Shanghai, thinking it would be some exotic gateaway a few years ago. My word the place was simply awful. One of the worst sterile cities i have ever visited. No wonder the Chinese are desperate to get away. 

Yes, the common high-rises are Stalinist-ugly and abut each other like a concrete forest. The supermarket I went to in Dalian was a nightmare of snaking lines, massive crowds and carnival barker promoters with megaphones in every corner.

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15 hours ago, zzzzz said:

do the Chinese need quarantine for 14 days if they travel to Japan or South Korea?

If not.  well that answers why their going there.  😆😆

I believe they do. There was a story about a female who travelled to Japan from Hong Kong and she said she needed a 14 day lock down but she was not closely watched.

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Perhaps the Chinese are looking for some fresh air and visiting the most polluted city on the planet during peak season has somehow lost it charm. Sadly, the TAT is finding out that horrendous PM 2.5 air pollution is something tourists tend to avoid. 🥵

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This is what comes with shooting oneself in the foot with a 12 gauges shotgun! Brilliant thinkers at the TAT and the rest of the government. Thai is cooked for the times to come I fear. Between the demonstrations... the cost of getting a visa... the quarentee time & cost.... who in their right mind would say "Sure why not go to Thailand" . These are the times we are in right now. They will change.... but the recovery will take a lot of time and the hurt now being experienced will get even  worse before it gets better. Perhaps even terrible if the civil unrest gets violent.

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