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Chamber of Commerce support Thai PM's reopening plan - but see only minor GDP benefit


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The Thai Chamber of Commerce has thrown its support behind Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha's reopening of Thailand to foreign tourists come November 1st. 

 

They said that the advance warning would give tourists time to plan their travel.

 

Chief Sanan Angubonkul said that he expected 100,000 tourists per month to come to Thailand. 

 

But he admitted this number would have a minimal impact on GDP, reported Manager

 

"We expect 100,000 extra tourists a month," he said, "though this will mean GDP improvements in the 0-1% range".

 

He said that other measures proposed by his organisation would have more benefits to the economy such as opening more businesses and expanding stimulus and benefit measures. 

 

He also stressed the need to press on with making sure that the population was double and triple vaccinated. 

 

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9 minutes ago, webfact said:

He said that other measures proposed by his organisation would have more benefits to the economy such as opening more businesses and expanding stimulus and benefit measures. 

So what are you waiting for on that? 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Chief Sanan Angubonkul said that he expected 100,000 tourists per month to come to Thailand. 

Delusional... I think the mans. been listening to Phipat.

Nice shirt though, I've got a dining tablecloth just like it.

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those, who will first take advantage from opening are not tourists, but businesses - both coming to thailand and thai starting travelling for the same purpose.

Some of export/import companies were reluctant to travel much through phuket sandbox, because of costs and uncertainty, but would be encouraged from november.

Many expats will be going abroad to visit families, and they will have guests coming over here.

Another group would be workers, including english teachers.

Those groups will lead opening, because they don't travel just for pleasure.

And they will have larger economic impact than tourists spending 43k per trip 

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

He also stressed the need to press on with making sure that the population was double and triple vaccinated. 

Someone is making sense.

 

Almost two years and that "Health Minister"  Anutin still hasn't ordered enough vaccines.

 

 

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Lets see, Thailand is s tropical country that many tourists go to from the northern hemisphere, and even from Australia

and some southern countries. The Chamber of commerce, only thinks that a small amount of GDP improvement will happen, but

how about thinking of how many out of work Thai people may get their jobs back . I guess rich people never think of that

part of the equation. Lets call the whole thing off then.  No International tourists until 2023,  okay, sounds better I guess.

Geezer

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