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Tourism officials looking to revive Chinese visits to Thailand

 

 

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BANGKOK, 24th October 2018 (NNT) – The government is to issue a tourism handbook for October aimed at reviving Chinese tourism to the Kingdom after seeing a drop off in recent months. 

Minister of Tourism and Sports, Weerasak Kowsurat has made known that the O So ThoMagazine for October will be titled “End of Rains, Start of Winter” and will focus on end of year travel.

 

The magazine will focus on attracting a range of different tourists, including those from China. The number of Chinese tourists to Thailand dropped off following a major boat accident earlier this year that claimed the lives of several Chinese visitors.

 

Tourism authorities are now seeking to reassure all tourists of Thailand’s safety and are considering a visa waiver to attract Chinese visitors. 

Mr. Weerasak indicated Thailand is to emphasize environmentally friendly tourism from now on, and encourage travelers to avoid the use of foam and plastic in national parks as well as to engage in sustainable behavior.

 
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12 minutes ago, webfact said:

Mr. Weerasak indicated Thailand is to emphasize environmentally friendly tourism from now on, and encourage travelers to avoid the use of foam and plastic in national parks as well as to engage in sustainable behavior.

Hey, that Weerasak's really on a roll, here. "Come on, you Chinks and other environmentally friendly people. Come and visit our safe and friendly land - visas waived, if you promise to be sustainable - but just mind what you're doing with your waste." Another classic from the Junta Joke Book.

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I was thinking of taking the Mrs and the kids on a road trip through Laos and Cambodia next month, but not sure it will be safe?

Checked both countries Tourism Ministries web sites and it appears neither have a "Handbook"!

Perhaps safer to stay in Thailand?

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48 minutes ago, webfact said:

Mr. Weerasak indicated Thailand is to emphasize environmentally friendly tourism from now on, and encourage travelers to avoid the use of foam and plastic in national parks as well as to engage in sustainable behavior.

 

Free trip included to uncle Somchais biodegradable bodybag factory.

 

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I’d love to see them never return and the entire tourism industry that was built on their backs fall to pieces. Thailand doesn’t deserve the tourists who flock here only to be deceived, scammed, ripped off, attacked, talked about, abused, and their safety taken for granted at every turn. 

 

Over and over again the Thais are given chances to change but they just can’t help themselves. 

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Unlike 'independent' farang, Chinese tend to be swayed as a group by things such as their citizens being conned, scammed, beat-up, abused, and killed. 

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Mr. Weerasak indicated Thailand is to emphasize environmentally friendly tourism from now on, and encourage travelers to avoid the use of foam and plastic in national parks as well as to engage in sustainable behavior.

 

And this is their answer to a drop in Chinese tourism? Shows you how absolutely tone deaf and insulated they are. Try boat safety and controlling the immigration agents, so they do not beat the crap out of Chinese tourists at the airport. Civility. Heard of it before? Practice it. Learn. Grow. Progress. Advance. Basic stuff. Focus on something real. 

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3 hours ago, Ossy said:

Hey, that Weerasak's really on a roll, here. "Come on, you Chinks and other environmentally friendly people. Come and visit our safe and friendly land - visas waived, if you promise to be sustainable - but just mind what you're doing with your waste." Another classic from the Junta Joke Book.

And leave all your money here

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Tourism authorities are now seeking to reassure all tourists of Thailand’s safety and are considering a visa waiver to attract Chinese visitors. 

Thailand has to set a proper safety standard first, visa waivers only invite guests to potential accidents free of charge entering the country.

 

Show the visitors that steps have (actually) been taken, and more importantly, standards maintained, to improve safety and visa waivers won't be necessary.

 

IMHO.

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The "news" about tourism seems to change by the week to suit the needs of whoever is delivering it. One report and it's all about record numbers of Chinese tourists and the next about how a boat accident has decimated the Chines tourist arrival numbers. To me, Don Muang seemed positively overrun just a few months ago in September. 

 

A recent news items from Thaivisa quoting TAT suggesting other than a problem with Chinese tourist numbers:

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Mr. Weerasak indicated Thailand is to emphasize environmentally friendly tourism

What's the point when 60 million Thais daily throw their garbage on the roads, beaches etc?

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

major boat accident earlier this year that claimed the lives of several Chinese visitors.

Several means more than two, but not many.......I don't call more than 33 Dead "Several"......Obviously shows how serious they really view it.

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Probably has more to do with the economy in China right now more than anything else.

I think the stock Market in China is being hit pretty hard right now. I also think their currency is taking a hit also.

 

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1 hour ago, spidermike007 said:

Mr. Weerasak indicated Thailand is to emphasize environmentally friendly tourism from now on, and encourage travelers to avoid the use of foam and plastic in national parks as well as to engage in sustainable behavior.

 

And this is their answer to a drop in Chinese tourism? Shows you how absolutely tone deaf and insulated they are. Try boat safety and controlling the immigration agents, so they do not beat the crap out of Chinese tourists at the airport. Civility. Heard of it before? Practice it. Learn. Grow. Progress. Advance. Basic stuff. Focus on something real. 

Quite right fella. Problem is their entire culture is built upon refusing to learn from anyone, zero lateral thinking and a feeling of "eliteness". Completely delusional and no understanding of how to tackle the real issues head on (or not brave enough) because first you have to admit there is a problem. They cannot and will not shake this mentality. 

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Doubt very seriously that many are staying home as a result of the boating fatalities, It’s the trade war tariffs that are a huge concern.       The Chinese watch every penny.  The new middle class (with no class) face an uncertain future and vacations are not their top priority right now. 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Tourism authorities are now seeking to reassure all tourists of Thailand’s safety

So will the planned electronic wristband system for foreign tourists so their identity and location would be known in case of untoward incidents.

http://www.samuitimes.com/thai-govt-plans-to-make-foreign-tourists-in-phuket-wear-electronic-wristbands/

 

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