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General Discussion / Re: Too much Tourism ?
« Last post by caller on July 17, 2019, 09:31:32 PM »
They're not coming period. The local's on the ground like the Mayor in Pattaya, know the reality. The Thai authorities do send out confusing messages as they have been conceding that numbers are down, but clearly that is not what they want to admit as the official line.

Hua Hin has been a ghost town for weeks. I expected it to be busy over the last couple of days with folk down from Bkk, but it hasn't really been at all. It wasn't that long ago that you avoided the town centre in all circumstances whenever there was a whiff of a break, as it was wall to wall traffic. I should add that most of Hua Hins tourism is made up of other Thais visiting.
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General Discussion / Re: Too much Tourism ?
« Last post by Coolkorat on July 17, 2019, 07:10:15 PM »
....strong Baht having no effect, Chinese still coming in 'hordes' and businesses based on tourists all doing well. 

There will be a lag: people will have booked their Holiday Of A Lifetime many months previously. Thailand will not see the effects until that delay impacts on them, and these people move in hoards to Cambodia, Burma (my tip) and Laos.

I can't see what Thailand gains from having a strong currency. Is it a reserve economy? Is it supported by tangible assets (like Switzerland)? Or is it being set up for an amazing fall, where a number of dodgers make massive gains from a precipitous devaluation. What is for certain is that no-one on the inside will tell you what is happening.
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General Discussion / Re: Too much Tourism ?
« Last post by Hector on July 17, 2019, 03:13:44 PM »
I don't know about "too much tourism", but last week there were reports in the Pattaya paper, Bkk Post and an interview with the outgoing Mayor of Pattaya and shortly to be Min of Tourism about the serious lack of tourists in the area.  Not just  traditional farang, but also Chinese and everyone else.  Beer bars closing all over the city and a conviction that the unduly strong Baht is one of the major reason for this and is pushing tourists towards other countries in the region.  Fast forward to yesterday's Bkk Post and an interview with the TAT PR guru.... yup, you've got it: tourist numbers up (OK there was a slight glitch in May), strong Baht having no effect, Chinese still coming in 'hordes' and businesses based on tourists all doing well.  One really wonders if this guy lives in the same country as the rest of us!
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General Discussion / Re: Too much Tourism ?
« Last post by Coolkorat on July 17, 2019, 03:01:58 PM »
Hi CK. I doubt that Ryanair alone could motivate a decision like that from the Airport authorities.
These morons should be refused at the Boarding Gate as you say.

I agree, which is why incidents like this are both hugely negative but suit Ryanair in some ways. I wouldn't suggest Ryanair encourage people to drink to excess before they fly; they could not and would not do that. Most 'holiday' airports have very prominent signs telling people not to drink to excess before flying (I remember seeing them in Manchester just a couple of weeks ago). The problem is the 'lad' culture, and the rise of booze destinations.
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General Discussion / Re: Too much Tourism ?
« Last post by Roger on July 17, 2019, 07:46:49 AM »
Hi CK. I doubt that Ryanair alone could motivate a decision like that from the Airport authorities.
These morons should be refused at the Boarding Gate as you say.
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Sports, Martial Arts / Re: Nakhon Ratchasima FC - The Swatcats
« Last post by Thaiwolf on July 17, 2019, 07:29:04 AM »
Correction.  The Swatcat's match tonight WILL be televised.  It will be shown live on Truesports 6.
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Random and Spurious / Re: Joke of the Day
« Last post by Coolkorat on July 16, 2019, 05:47:24 PM »
Went to the doctors for a prostate examination today. I asked him where I should put my clothes.

“Over there next to mine,” was not the answer I was expecting.
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General Discussion / Re: Too much Tourism ?
« Last post by Coolkorat on July 16, 2019, 05:35:36 PM »
''Families on a Ryanair jet were left 'terrified' by more than 30 'drunk' men on a stag do who abused staff and passengers and tried to get off the plane during the flight from the Scottish capital to Ibiza. Passengers on the flight to the popular party island have described their 'nightmare' as the rowdy group engaged in drunken and disruptive behaviour throughout the entire duration of the three hour and five minute flight to Ibiza.''

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7248763/Families-Ryanair-jet-left-terrified-30-men-stag-flight-Edinburgh-Ibiza.html

IMO take their Passports away for 2 years - 1st offence. Morons  ::)

Is it any wonder we Brits have a shocking reputation abroad? They should not have been allowed to board the plane as a significant number were drunk before they got on: that is the fault of the gate staff, who should have called on the airport police for support.

There may also be a second (hidden) agenda: this happened on a Ryanair flight, and a search on Google pulled this article. https://www.which.co.uk/news/2018/12/airlines-accused-over-drunken-passengers. It is very possible Ryanair wants to curb drinking in airports to push sales of alcohol on their flights. The passengers get on sober, drink overpriced booze on relatively short flights, and get off to be someone else's problem.....
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Random and Spurious / Re: Joke of the Day
« Last post by jivvy on July 16, 2019, 03:12:47 PM »
Jewish girl tells her Catholic college roommate that she's going home for Rosh Hashanah.

The Catholic girl asks the Jewish girl, "Is this the holiday when you light the candles?"

"No," the Jewish girl replies, "That's Hannukah."

The Catholic girl then asks the Jewish girl, "Is that when you eat unleavened bread?"

"No," the Jewish girl replies, "That's Passover. Rosh Hashanah is the holiday when we blow the shofar."

The Catholic girl replies, "That's what I like about you Jews, you're so good to your help."
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General Discussion / Re: Too much Tourism ?
« Last post by Roger on July 16, 2019, 01:14:57 PM »
''Families on a Ryanair jet were left 'terrified' by more than 30 'drunk' men on a stag do who abused staff and passengers and tried to get off the plane during the flight from the Scottish capital to Ibiza. Passengers on the flight to the popular party island have described their 'nightmare' as the rowdy group engaged in drunken and disruptive behaviour throughout the entire duration of the three hour and five minute flight to Ibiza.''

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7248763/Families-Ryanair-jet-left-terrified-30-men-stag-flight-Edinburgh-Ibiza.html

IMO take their Passports away for 2 years - 1st offence. Morons  ::)