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Krabi aims to woo more tourists from Europe as visitor arrivals dwindle

By THE NATION

 

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The Tourism Council of Krabi and related parties are discussing a plan to woo tourists from six European markets after a sharp decline in visitors to the island amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

 

Council president Ekawit Pinyotamanotai said that among the six targeted countries are Albania, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia.

 

According to him, tour agencies in those countries have said that most tourists there are not much worried about the virus, but actually concerned about the shortage of flights to Thailand from March.

 

He added that the hotel sector in Krabi has been hit by the impact from the outbreak.

 

Krabi has enforced stringent measures to tackle the spread of the virus, screening travellers at key locations including piers.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/business/30383162

 

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They totally dissed the European markets for the Chinese " Golden Goose", and now that that cash cow has become deathly ill they want the Europeans back to save their broke butts.  lol

 

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I am sure there is proper market research followed by in-depth analysis behind this initiative.

 

It definitely was not the case of Somchai looking at the map of Europe and selecting a few countries he has never heard of before.

 

Wonder if the remaining two are the Holy See and Andorra.

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2 hours ago, Just1Voice said:

They totally dissed the European markets for the Chinese " Golden Goose", and now that that cash cow has become deathly ill they want the Europeans back to save their broke butts.  lol

 

Oh get over it.
What is it with you people that you need constant reassurance that you're the apple of Thailand's eye? 
How - exactly - did they "diss" European markets?
Did they forbid us from visiting Thailand?
Did they revoke the 30-day visa exempt entries we've enjoyed for years?

Thailand went after Chinese and Indians in order to develop markets for the future.
What in God's name is wrong with that? 
Should they have waited until Western money actually becomes worth something again?

Stop whining and get on with your life because sooner or later, the "Golden Goose" will be back stronger than ever. 
Seems to me that COVID-19 is going to run a lot hotter in Europe than it has in China.

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1 hour ago, shadowofacloud said:

Wonder if the remaining two are the Holy See and Andorra.

I once met a guy from Liechtenstein. He was probably the only one in Pattaya.

So a market with potential for the rest of Thailand :smile:

2 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Montenegro

One guy with Montenegrin passport will not be welcome :whistling:

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Guys from countries like Norwayland, London & Europe don’t have pot to <deleted> in or a window to throw it out of. 
 

Target the Middle East, you have guys renting entire hotels just for himself and entourage. Every Krabi town needs a walking street where only Arab on Thai relations is accepted! 
 

Thailand need to target the oil monies !

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Once again it's a .....good luck with that one.i know of a few farang that are thinking of riding out the virus in their home countries as Thailand is a <deleted> poor place to be in to be ill in or raped by the hospitals for treatment.

i think they should just man up and face the facts that there will be no tourism for the foreseeable future and it won't come back like switching a light on.no one will be wanting to visit a 3rd world country while there's a deadly pandemic.

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targeted countries are Albania, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia.

 

Imagine all of those 100,000 tourist translators with no work, they will have fun with these country languages.

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32 minutes ago, Isaan sailor said:

Start by devaluing the precious Baht.  Overpriced now for two years.  They saddled up with China—but the horse died.

The horse is just resting a bit, they'll be back but I can imagine that a lot of businesses will have failed by then.

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2 hours ago, happy chappie said:

Once again it's a .....good luck with that one.i know of a few farang that are thinking of riding out the virus in their home countries as Thailand is a <deleted> poor place to be in to be ill in or raped by the hospitals for treatment.

i think they should just man up and face the facts that there will be no tourism for the foreseeable future and it won't come back like switching a light on.no one will be wanting to visit a 3rd world country while there's a deadly pandemic.

There's no 'deadly pandemic' for the normal healthy citizen but there is one in the mind.

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8 hours ago, AlexJohanson said:

Guys from countries like Norwayland, London & Europe don’t have pot to <deleted> in or a window to throw it out of. 
 

Target the Middle East, you have guys renting entire hotels just for himself and entourage. Every Krabi town needs a walking street where only Arab on Thai relations is accepted! 
 

Thailand need to target the oil monies !

You are exaggerating somewhat. From what I've been told the middle eastern guys aren't too popular with Thais, they have a sort of Indian status but with more money.

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10 hours ago, Isaan sailor said:

Start by devaluing the precious Baht.  Overpriced now for two years.  They saddled up with China—but the horse died.

Why should they? Maybe you should take it up with the central bank that issues your home currency. 

I'm sure they'll raise interest rates and stop weakening it if you ask them nicely.

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9 hours ago, soalbundy said:

You are exaggerating somewhat. From what I've been told the middle eastern guys aren't too popular with Thais, they have a sort of Indian status but with more money.

Where do people get this notion that every group (except farangs, of course) is barely tolerated.

Does their current behaviour towards us - government or population at large - lend any credence to that delusion? 

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On 3/4/2020 at 9:43 AM, ChipButty said:

That will look good a bunch of Romanian gypsy's roaming the streets selling pegs and flowers and shoplifting

 

         Soi 6 , in pattaya , a perfect location for Romanian traders .

         Make brits , feel at home ..

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21 hours ago, elliss said:

 

         Soi 6 , in pattaya , a perfect location for Romanian traders .

         Make brits , feel at home ..

 

21 hours ago, elliss said:

 

         Soi 6 , in pattaya , a perfect location for Romanian traders .

         Make brits , feel at home ..

I think the wooing days are finish what can they woo disgusting immigration or maybe they are sending the immigration on a polite course learn manners and how to learn to speak to people in a nice way and .maybe they can learn to say welcome to thailand with a smile but there again I would not hold my breath 

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On 3/3/2020 at 9:13 PM, KhunBENQ said:

I once met a guy from Liechtenstein. He was probably the only one in Pattaya.

So a market with potential for the rest of Thailand :smile:

One guy with Montenegrin passport will not be welcome :whistling:

One with a Serbian passport will be welcome ... by me anyway.

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On 3/3/2020 at 1:05 PM, AlexJohanson said:

countries like Norwayland, London & Europe

Unless I was taught incorrectly, there are no countries known as Norwayland or Europe.  What has me really worried is that I was born in Fulham, London but never had a passport from the country of London, or did I not live in the country of London because if such a place exists I would like to visit to see if it is different from my birth place.

'nuf sed

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On 3/3/2020 at 6:17 AM, snoop1130 said:

Romania

Many Romanians live in other EU countries and are creating a nuisance of themselves because of their thievery and begging.  If they are let loose in Thailand they may become competition for the Thai beggars.

'nuf sed.

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On 3/4/2020 at 6:54 AM, Deli said:

Albania, Romania ? Really BIG spenders there...  Can't stop laughing.

I thought the same thing...so I looked up their minimum wages.

 

Albania:        €211/month

Montenegro: €331/month

Romania:      €446/month

Serbia:         €344/month

 

 

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On 3/3/2020 at 1:51 PM, Buddha Pist said:

Oh get over it.
What is it with you people that you need constant reassurance that you're the apple of Thailand's eye? 
How - exactly - did they "diss" European markets?
Did they forbid us from visiting Thailand?
Did they revoke the 30-day visa exempt entries we've enjoyed for years?

Thailand went after Chinese and Indians in order to develop markets for the future.
What in God's name is wrong with that? 
Should they have waited until  actually becomes worth something again?

Stop whining and get on with your life because sooner or later, the "Golden Goose" will be back stronger than ever. 
Seems to me that COVID-19 is going to run a lot hotter in Europe than it has in China.

 

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