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Well I'll go to the foot of our stairs !!

''Scientists have come up with an unlikely way to restore marine life to a Thai beach that's been ravaged by overtourism: superglue.''

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/maya-bay-thailand-superglue-coral-reef/
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''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  ::)
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''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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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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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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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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....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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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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I wonder what the Typhoons could have done to help but anyway. make her pay  ;)

''A passenger who allegedly caused two RAF jets to be scrambled to escort a plane back to Stansted Airport has been sent an £85,000 bill by the airline. Chloe Haines is accused by Jet2 of a “catalogue of aggressive, abusive and dangerous behaviour” on a flight bound for Dalaman in Turkey, including trying to open the aircraft doors during the flight. The 25-year-old was said to have been restrained by both crew and customers while the two Typhoon fighter jets chaperoned the plane back to Stansted.''

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/jet2-bills-passenger-85-000-224131424.html
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And this Industry can't make a Plane fly either - stand up Boeing  ???

''Heathrow passengers were forced to take their summer holidays without their luggage due to a glitch in the carousel system, airport admits. Multiple flights took off on Tuesday afternoon without their passengers luggage as a technical error saw chaos in Terminal 2.

The incident comes as strikes planned by more than 4,000 workers at Heathrow airport set to take place on Friday and Saturday have been suspended while they vote on a new pay offer, Unite said. However, for holiday makers who have yet to be reunited with their luggage the announcement is of little consolation.''

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/24/heathrow-passengers-forced-take-summer-holidays-without-luggage/
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Makes a change it's usually the French Air Traffic Controllers causing summer chaos...............but hang on probably their turn next.

As for the luggage being left behind, conveyor systems are mechanical items and as such can go wrong at times. Not good if it's your luggage of course but better than having thousands of passengers waiting around at the airport for hours waiting for it to be repaired I suppose.
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Dear God,

Please save me from a 'Cruise' . . .

''A violent brawl erupted on a P&0 cruise when a man dressed as a clown was confronted by another passenger for breaching the ship's strict no-costume policy at a black-tie event. The fight started on a P&O Britannia cruise with families running to hide as brawlers reportedly used plates and furniture as weapons. The violence came the evening after a booze-fuelled 'patriotic' black-tie event on board the cruise ship as it made its way to Southampton.''

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7292241/Violence-high-seas-clown-sparks-mass-brawl-aboard-P-O-cruise-liner-Britannia.html
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Take away their passports Boris  ;)

'' . . . . .restaurant and shop owners say they are being tortured by drunken Brits.

Dima Slaboshvitsky, who has worked at the Ramas restaurant for five years, said: ‘There is fighting here on the strip every night and a lot of the time it is the English. They fight in the streets, they fight on the beach
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7312197/British-tourists-Algarve-pinned-ground-baton-wielding-officers.html
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Dima Slaboshvitsky, who has worked at the Ramas restaurant for five years, said: ‘There is fighting here on the strip every night and a lot of the time it is the English. They fight in the streets, they fight on the beach[/i].''


She's almost quoting Churchill - lol!


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That's right Caller - the Brits still fighting in Europe !

Moving on - I'm sure this is good news . . for Venice :-

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7335651/Cruise-ships-finally-banned-Venice-following-decades-long-battle.html
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Holy smoke !

"Passengers have 'mutinied' after their 'undiscovered gems' mystery cruise docked at Great Yarmouth, Dunkirk and a Dutch industrial port that was 'like being on a council estate'. Roughly 900 customers on board the Balmoral ship were expecting an exciting first stop on the 'special voyage', with some paying £1,400 for 11 nights on the trip. But furious customers became so irate they refused to leave the 710-room vessel because of the itinerary made by holiday operator Fred. Olson, the Sun reported.

Others on board the ship reportedly engaged in heated arguments with staff over the locations on the trip, having set off from Newcastle on Tuesday. One passenger said: 'It's mutiny on here. God knows where we will end up next.' Those on board were astonished to stop at Great Yarmouth - with some passengers having travelled from the resort in the first place - followed by Dunkirk, France. Next stop was Antwerp, Belgium, before arriving at a port in Ijmuiden 20 miles from Amsterdam. Another passenger said: 'It's been dreadful so far. We've saved up all year and end up in these places
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7488265/Cruise-passengers-blast-trip-ship-docks-Great-Yarmouth-Dunkirk-Dutch-port.html
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Don't know what !! is about - Too much tourism it was. ATB
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