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PM Prayut instructs officials to boost tourists' confidence

 

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BANGKOK, 15th October 2018 (NNT) — The Prime Minister has instructed related agencies to step up efforts to boost tourist confidence. 

Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha meanwhile, denied claims that Thailand had limited the number of visas for Chinese travelers, an allegation that went viral via YouTube, while the Thai consulate generals and Embassy in China also confirmed the reports were groundless. 

Gen. Prayut has accordingly instructed related agencies to keep a close eye on all news and reports, to preempt false news, while clarifying the issue with the public, as there are groups that have been trying to hurt Thailand’s reputation, particularly among the people of China. 

The PM confirmed that the Thai government has reacted to the false claims in social media, and various units have already been asked to reinvigorate Thailand’s tourism and to prevent any repeat of such attacks. 

He added that the Royal Thai Embassy and Thai consulate generals in China, have already addressed the problem of a shortage of visa stamps and confirmed that there has never been any policy to limit the number of visa applicants while working with Chinese authorities to take action against those, who have spread false reports.

 
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24 minutes ago, webfact said:

The PM confirmed that the Thai government has reacted to the false claims in social media,

That'll be like pissing in the wind then .. Smartphone upload in seconds age is here and now and there's nowt they can do about it .. From pollution to corruption and everything in between can now be served up on the 'net for the delectation of the internet masses .. Fake or not ..

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Groups hurting Thailand's reputation, would that be immigration officials taking bribes and bashing people, rouge taxi drivers ripping visitors off, the Police of course and those double charging visitors?

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What about embassies and consulates in other countries where they will only process a limited number of applications a day? Will they get the same orders from the boss?

 

Maybe the signs at the from of those consulates need to be uploaded on Chinese social media.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

as there are groups that have been trying to hurt Thailand’s reputation, particularly among the people of China. 

Hang on, something lost in translation here. Look within!

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17 minutes ago, Chang_paarp said:

What about embassies and consulates in other countries where they will only process a limited number of applications a day? Will they get the same orders from the boss?

 

Maybe the signs at the from of those consulates need to be uploaded on Chinese social media.

You mean if you fly to Penang to apply for a visa they will only process a certain amount a day so you never know how long you have to wait?

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Does the word "Consistency" have a meaning in the Thai language.

It appears to be a term that escapes most agencies here on the Kingdom.

I don't mind the rules as long as everyone is playing by the same rules.

I go back to the same restaurant or shop because I know what to expect and it is the same all of the time, good not always , but "I know what to expect".

 

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41 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

Groups hurting Thailand's reputation, would that be immigration officials taking bribes and bashing people, rouge taxi drivers ripping visitors off, the Police of course and those double charging visitors?

 

no. they would be those talking about it 😉

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Once again he is ordering others to try and solve a problem that he knows nothing about and has mainly ignored. As an ex soldier he should know that you never ask your men do do something you can't do yourself. Its called leadership.  Something lacking in the ways of Thainess. Tourists will go where they want, not where Thai government wants them to go.  Also why do only the Chinese get preferential treatment. WE spend far more money than one of them !

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Gen. Prayut has accordingly instructed related agencies to keep a close eye on all news and reports, to preempt false news, while clarifying the issue with the public,

How does the good man suggest false news is 'pre-empted' - by visiting a fortune teller?

 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

PM Prayut instructs officials to boost tourists' confidence

 

Uncle has spoken...and the people will obey.

 

The army has announced it is prepared to assign one each uniformed soldier as a friend, companion, personal servant and 24/7 bodyguard to each and every Chinese visitor.

 

Each soldier will be given a crash course in basic Chinese: Sit…Fetch…Beg…Roll over…etc.

 

The masters from the Great North will be much...boosted.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Orton Rd said:

Groups hurting Thailand's reputation, would that be immigration officials taking bribes and bashing people, rouge taxi drivers ripping visitors off, the Police of course and those double charging visitors?

And so called watch wearing politicians who open their mouths before engaging their brain, Yes you Mr. fatty P 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

shortage of visa stamps

Wow, what a failure.  Chinese are not known for their patience or tolerance of stupidity when coupled with arrogance.  Two things that denote the current government of Thailand.    

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1 minute ago, pattayadgw said:

"hurting Thailands reputation" funny how often these 3 words are scribed.... i gotta ask... WHAT IS "Thailands reputation" ???

Good point. It's whatever the speaker at that instant wants it to be perceived as.

 

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1 minute ago, BestB said:

Raiding small hotels and guesthouse, raiding condo’s , restaurants , bars and clubs that will restore tourist confidence 👍

You're using that ferang trait again - logic. You need more Thainess.

 

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Chinese people: Make your way to the nearest Western Union and send us your money. Oh, and cancel your trip. That way, we can't beat you, drown you, rip you off etc. Now post lovely things about Thailand.

Signed, the management.

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3 hours ago, Orton Rd said:

Groups hurting Thailand's reputation, would that be immigration officials taking bribes and bashing people, rouge taxi drivers ripping visitors off, the Police of course and those double charging visitors?

Speeding minivan and touring bus drivers.Pee in a cup on public street.

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3 hours ago, Orton Rd said:

Groups hurting Thailand's reputation, would that be immigration officials taking bribes and bashing people, rouge taxi drivers ripping visitors off, the Police of course and those double charging visitors?

PM is not showing any interest in the types of "problems" (and many others) you have noted.

 

Just another empty/meaningless announcement for political purposes. No action plan but, who would have guessed? 🤔 

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There does appear to be an air of panic among Governmental officials about the tourist situation.  I just wonder what the true numbers of tourist arrivals are. Last week a TAT announcement stated that just over 10 million "foreign tourists" arrived in Thailand in the 8 months from January to August.  Unless that was a misprint, how can 10 million in 8 months equate to an annual total of 30 to 35 million?  But then TAT's statistics are always a bit of a puzzle. 

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You don't poo in your own backyard. There is a lot of sh#t floating around on how people are treated and if the story is not a good one, then hounded until its retracted or goes away. The stigma associated with deaths won't go away. Look it up on the web! Chinese deaths on a pleasure cruise, how do you make that go away.

 

Confidence is relative as to how people perceive what may happen to them if they visit a country. Thailand relies on tourists. They need to do some homework.  

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