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Thai tourism: Foreigners likened to fish that need to be caught to spur recovery


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How doth one bait one's hook. Let me count the ways.   Arbitrary alcohol bans.   Expensive alcohol (when you can get it).   Shoddy infrastructure.   Dirty beach

Always this fascination with big spenders without thought for the less well off traveler, who make up the overwhelming majority of tourists under normal circumstances. Right now, they should be keen t

I thought Thailand is expected to be the number one destination in the world post covid........the fish should be jumping into the boat surely? No need to go fishing.....

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9 minutes ago, webfact said:

"One should not just catch the fish in one's own backyard pond, one needs to catch fish outside..."

so All tourists are to be eaten ? doesnt sound very sustainable

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51 minutes ago, webfact said:

It came from ML Surawut Thongthaem who used to represent a hotel group who told the media:

Obviously a bit of fishing just to cause mischief. Well done.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:
"One should not just catch the fish in one's own backyard pond, one needs to catch fish outside..."
 
He was clearly referring to the need to get foreign tourists back in Thailand to stimulate the recovery in the sector.

This was obviously not a reference solely to foreigners, he was also clearly referring to Thais ("not just catch the fish in one's own backyard pond") in exactly the same way in that innocuous analogy.

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