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Pattaya: Hundreds of tour guides nabbed to "raise standards in Pattaya"


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2 hours ago, inactiveposter said:

The first paragraph says that 475 guides have been fined. If the fine was ฿1,000, that’s ฿47,500,000! Enough to buy more hardware to control the rabble!

I think he's been in Thailand too long, and doing arithmetic the same as the Thai officialdom does..

 

The more zeros the more impressive it looks to the reader.. 

5556..

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50 minutes ago, owenm said:

I think he's been in Thailand too long, and doing arithmetic the same as the Thai officialdom does..

The more zeros the more impressive it looks to the reader.. 

5556..

That's precisely why he's occupying an inactive post.:thumbsup:

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10 hours ago, webfact said:

a crackdown since the start of the year by the tourist police in Pattaya had resulted in 475 tour guides being fined for falling foul of regulations related to tour company business.

A little belated buy hey ho...

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Lol ... yeah, arrest all the tour guides that are filling in for Thais that are too lazy or unable to do the job. You are all living in La La land. It is high time Thailand goes down the economic rabbit hole ... coming soon to an area around you. Morons and just desserts.

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5 hours ago, Deli said:

Trying desperately hiring a legal tour guide for less than 2000.- a day.

Mission impossible. All said.

Not like the good old days. When I came for my first trip back in the late 80's. The first girl I got for some evening companionship was a sweetheart and stayed with me all the next day, giving me a wonderful tour of Bangkok until I dropped back off at her place of work on Soi Cowboy. Whether one terms that a "legal" tour guide or not doesn't matter to me. It was a great tour and a load of fun.  

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9 hours ago, inactiveposter said:

The first paragraph says that 475 guides have been fined. If the fine was ฿1,000, that’s ฿47,500,000! Enough to buy more hardware to control the rabble!

Woz you no gud at sums in skool?

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8 hours ago, JamJar said:

https://www.pattayamail.com/news/thai-tour-guides-latest-complaint-over-russian-workers-falls-on-deaf-ears-40501

 

That group has been complaining for years, in order to get rid of the competition.

 

Especially now that there is less custom to go around.

 

 

18 illegal tour guides out of 475 is around 4% of the total being illegal workers.

 

Do you really think that 4% of illegals are taking food off the Thai tour guide's table?

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5 hours ago, balo said:

Good. maybe it will encourage the Chinese to go home. 

Make Pattaya great again.

The yuan will be devalued soon, as the trade war ramps up.  A weaker yuan, with a strong baht, will see many Chinese stay home, not return home.

 

If your think Pattaya is quiet now, take the Chinese out of tourism here, and it will be a ghost town. 

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Sure most tour guides in Pattaya are very knowledgeable in identifying there's the polluted brown cesspool known as the sea here's the nice sandy beach when its sunny far over there when its rainy and what's the going rate for hookers easy job no wonder so many are illegal ????

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4 hours ago, Leaver said:

18 illegal tour guides out of 475 is around 4% of the total being illegal workers.

 

Do you really think that 4% of illegals are taking food off the Thai tour guide's table?

Well 18 Thai tour guides were going without.

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On 9/6/2019 at 11:14 AM, ratcatcher said:

I am wondering how a tour group from India manages to enjoy their tour of Pattaya and other cultural centres of Thailand if the tour guide is Thai and cannot speak Hindi, or any of the dozens of languages and dialects. Are they allowed an Indian assistant who can speak Thai? Can Thais speak Burmese, Mandarin, Japanese? 

No idea about Hindi but I frequently go to the airport in Samui to pick up neighbors or visiting friends and relatives and while waiting chat to some of the people waiting to pick up guests.  Admittedly they are mostly working for 5 star hotels but my Japanese is pretty good after years spent there and I have been quite impressed with the language ability of some of the people waiting for Japanese guests.  My wife is from Hong Kong but speaks excellent Mandarin and has said the same about some of the Thais ability in that language.  I suspect that these demand a much higher salary than operators targeting the mass market would pay but there are definitely some Thais with skills in most major languages.

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