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Thai Tourist Arrivals at Decade Low as New Wave Clouds Outlook

By Randy Thanthong-Knight and Prim Chuwiruch

 

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(Bloomberg) -- Foreign tourist arrivals into Thailand plunged to the lowest level in at least 12 years after the country closed its borders to contain the coronavirus outbreak, with a resurgence in infections now undermining efforts to reopen the industry.

 

Tourist arrivals slumped to 6.7 million in 2020 from 39.9 million a year earlier, data from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports showed Monday. That’s the lowest number of visitors since at least 2008, according to ministry data.

 

Full Story: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/thai-tourist-arrivals-at-decade-low-as-new-wave-clouds-outlook-1.1553412

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TaT'll have to be double creative to spin a positive outta that .. misunderstanding would be the first word I'd be scrabbling for along with they and make .. 

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I have never seen so many old farangs with young ladies here in Pattaya. Perhaps the family tourists don't have enough urge to come (the last word you can interpret up to your liking...) 

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1 hour ago, ThailandRyan said:

With the majority arriving in the first 2 months and slowing down in March before the borders slammed shut.  Is this any surprise to those of us who live here and see the effects that Covid had had.  There is no other way to put it except to say "Tourism is in a Coma"

"Tour-ism in a coma, I know, I know, it's very serious..."

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The next and last window will be october-november 2021.
If borders are not reopened, A big part of tourism industry will be bankrupt.

 

PS: even if they reopen in 2021, I dont see millions of tourists arriving...

 

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5 minutes ago, Nout said:

There are no tourists coming here family or otherwise. The mainstay of the Thai foreign economy is the retirees and the lasses are lucky to have them and they know it

Yes people living here try to come back. But I also have never seen so many sex tourists here. I think they are more obvious without other tourists. Anyway - Pattaya is still one of the biggest brothels in the world and I see no change. 

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All roads lead back to Prayut's handling of the pandemic and unfortunately it will be more of the same to get the country out of paralysis in my view it's as grim as it gets  🤔

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6 hours ago, Meat Pie 47 said:

I guess you never been to Amsterdam or Hamburg

I know both. But in both cities it is a relatively small area and not the whole city. And especially Amsterdam has a lot more to offer than sex. I have been there many times - not for sex. I have heard that they want to move this red light district to a different location because many people are annoyed. 

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9 hours ago, ourmanflint said:

"Tour-ism in a coma, I know, I know, it's very serious..."

Tourism, the act and process of spending time away from home in pursuit of recreation, relaxation, and pleasure, while making use of the commercial provision of services.  Commercial Provision of services is the key as most of these business are circling the drain, Coma induced by the Government and the Virus, waiting on the next set of non-international fliers to shake of the tourism industries deep sleep that it is slowly going into.  Yes, traces of sarcasm can be found sprinkled within the words written.  Cement boots have been placed upon the industry, but the bodies of the businesses are still visible above the surface due to the drought.....ouch

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