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Foreign tourism is Thailand’s only hope in 2023 as exports dim with hard times seen in key markets


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1 hour ago, jacko45k said:

And yet I recently saw a report on vehicle production telling us how it had gone up many % points, with the majority going overseas.... so which is it.

As the immortal Samuel Langhorne Clemens said,  " 'There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.' "

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4 hours ago, HuskerDo2 said:

They need to revise their visa rules to more warmly welcome expats wanting to live there. These 90 day reporting rules and having to leave the country for a day and then returning make no sense. If they made more people feel "welcome" instead of making them feel like criminals, it would probably inject millions into the economy. It would be a win-win. 

How is having to report your address every 3months difficult?bloody hell it's not the end of the world.People living here on retirement visas have it easy.

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They want to make their minds up on what type of tourist they to attract to Thailand 

One minute it's Families who will spend a lot of money on hotels travelling sight seeing restaurants and so on 

Or is it young people who want to spend their time in clubs bars  drinking until the early hours of morning and chasing the young girls 👧 🤔 

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3 hours ago, jacko45k said:

And yet I recently saw a report on vehicle production telling us how it had gone up many % points, with the majority going overseas.... so which is it.

Good question,  there was also a poll taken a couple of years ago that said that "Most Thai's didnt want Foreigners " so hows that working out.

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34 minutes ago, Daithi85 said:

How is having to report your address every 3months difficult?bloody hell it's not the end of the world.People living here on retirement visas have it easy.

You can do 90 day reporting online, and it literally takes 3-4 moinutes.

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No economic vision.

As Western countries seek to move health & technology manufacturing out of China, all the other Asian nations are throwing themselves at these companies to set-up factories in their countries, but how much has Thailand chased after them?  I don't see much activity at all for this kind of future.

 

Just ask yourself, would the Japanese, Koreans, Taiwanese, Singaporians, etc. rather work in Thailand or India?

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Oh dear !

If the TAT dream team are still relying upon the Chinese hordes for a bail out, they better think again 

Covid is more rampant in China now than it ever was, and as others have stated in this thread, many Countries are heading into a recession in 2023/4, and peoples earnings are falling way behind Inflation.

As I have been saying for a while now, the last thing Money will be allotted too in the near future, and for some time to come, will be a Foreign Holiday, and with the falling production and Exports, times they are a changing.

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3 hours ago, Foghorn said:

So mores Asians coming to thailand and spending less , but still the favourite ones 

     I don't think it's a case of favorites.  It's just the way things have been the past five years or so.  Tourist numbers from all countries were up in 2019 except for Singapore and Australia, down very  slightly.  The myth that western tourist numbers were declining in the years before covid is just that--a myth.   Also a myth that most of the Chinese visitors were on low-budget package tours--the majority were independent travelers.   Perception does not always equal reality.

     Numbers from some Asian countries, however, were increasing at a higher rate, and, in some cases such as China and India, a much higher rate as more Asian travelers could afford to travel and picked nearby Thailand to visit.  It's true their spending per tourist was somewhat less but the numbers were more.  Does a country with a big focus on tourism want just a few big spenders from the Middle East, who spent the most per visitor, or lots of tourists of all stripes from many countries to fill all the different types of hotel rooms?   

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