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  1. I have no problem with business owners trying to put a positive spin on things, but if you're going to do that, best not filming empty bars and broadcasting them on YouTube.
  2. I dare say that people are starting to panic the visa amnesty won't be extended. It's sensible to try and get your affairs in order beforehand, there's going to be a mad rush if the amnesty is ended.
  3. Kiss goodbye to any chances of farang tourists being allowed in this side of Christmas.
  4. Exactly. The decision to shut the borders was not made overnight. There was plenty of indication that it was going to happen, plenty of opportunities to get home. I've nowt against people staying and enjoying a long holiday, I'd have done the same, but you can't then complain when the govt decides to close the 'loophole'. The people I empathise with, are those with family in Thailand that haven't been able to enter the country, and others who live in the country but were outside when the shit hit the fan.
  5. I've been hearing about these 'quality tourists' for the best part of a decade. The only thing that's ever materialised are bus loads of Chinese stinking the place out.
  6. Thailand doesn't depend on tourism either. It's a significant part the economy, I don't see what the decision to end a visa amnesty has to do with tourism per se.
  7. It's one place I've never been mate so haven't a scooby. Even if they were to reduce their prices, there's no tourists around to take up the offer, the amount of expats and Thai domestic tourists just isn't enough to sustain the many tourist resorts throughout the country. It must be demoralising for tourist business owners with no sign of light at the end of the tunnel, and absolutely no financial support from the government.
  8. I don't know mate, I've seen some great deals on hotels etc, and judging by social media, there's some great deals in the bars and restaurants that are open. Nickys on soi buakhao have introduced a 99b daily specials menu. For those folk in Thailand, there's probably never been a better time to be there.
  9. Pattaya is doing OK compared to other parts of the country.
  10. Who ordered them? Thailand told tourists for at least 2 weeks that they should start heading home, they didn't. They then granted tourists a 3 month amnesty, but they were told to make their way home, there has been repatriation flights the whole time. I'm sorry, but I just don't get how anyone is 'stuck' there. They are enjoying a 5 month holiday, who could blame them, if I was in Thailand I would have done the same.
  11. Yeah, these bubbles have been proposed by the tourist officials, but are then knocked back by the Govt. It's complete uncertainty at the moment, not just in thailand but around the world.
  12. I thought so, I was being generous, no way can your average Thai afford to spend 2 weeks in a resort on Koh Chang. A lot of thais are happy getting to jomtien beach for the day, they enjoy some seafood, a few Leo's and that's as much of a holiday as some of them get.
  13. Thai people only get an average of 2 weeks holiday off a year (granted they get a shit tonne of Public hols), a lot of thais work 6 days a week, the average wage is probably about 30k baht per month. I don't see how it's possible for domestic tourism to sustain the sheer amount of tourist resorts in Thailand.
  14. You say that like its a bad thing.
  15. I don't understand how anyone can be stuck. There have been repatriation flights every other day. They had plenty of warning beforehand that the borders were closing, anybody remaining in Thailand on a tourist visa has done so out of choice. They are having an extended holiday, who can blame them, but they can't complain now. The Thais have been generous.
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