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Thailand Just Getting To Expensive To Holiday Or Live


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Well how things have changed in the last 2 years

It looks like our annual Thai holiday this year will be cancelled, and our overseas dollars not come to Thailand

Our Family ( Thai Wife myself and a 1 yr old baby) has a seen a 5 times increase in my holiday dollar

No longer is their 1 air fare but 2.5, but this in itself is not the worry

2 years ago I would think it was cheap to get 3 star hotel in Bangkok, but this year I have seen nearly a 100% increase in price per night stays

The Thai Baht just does not get the exchange rate it did 12 months 2 years ago

An food everywhere seems to have doubled

With all the bad news about no tourists in Thailand and the wife never being to Phuket we though it would be nice to spend 4-5 days there

As I have stayed in the Baan Boa resort in Patong beach 2 times before and at a reasonable 1200 baht a night, we decided as it was 1/2 empty we might spread some dollars around, I was amazed to be told by my Thai wife that they would not budge 1 baht on the 2400 baht a night price tag, even though the place was at a minimal booked capacity, but if we waited 2 months they would do at 1200 baht

So what I seem to be reading in the Bankok media, is not what I am finding trying to spend some dollars in Thailand

Are oter finding this, or is it just me

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Well how things have changed in the last 2 years

It looks like our annual Thai holiday this year will be cancelled, and our overseas dollars not come to Thailand

Our Family ( Thai Wife myself and a 1 yr old baby) has a seen a 5 times increase in my holiday dollar

No longer is their 1 air fare but 2.5, but this in itself is not the worry

2 years ago I would think it was cheap to get 3 star hotel in Bangkok, but this year I have seen nearly a 100% increase in price per night stays

The Thai Baht just does not get the exchange rate it did 12 months 2 years ago

An food everywhere seems to have doubled

With all the bad news about no tourists in Thailand and the wife never being to Phuket we though it would be nice to spend 4-5 days there

As I have stayed in the Baan Boa resort in Patong beach 2 times before and at a reasonable 1200 baht a night, we decided as it was 1/2 empty we might spread some dollars around, I was amazed to be told by my Thai wife that they would not budge 1 baht on the 2400 baht a night price tag, even though the place was at a minimal booked capacity, but if we waited 2 months they would do at 1200 baht

So what I seem to be reading in the Bankok media, is not what I am finding trying to spend some dollars in Thailand

Are oter finding this, or is it just me

I guess it's up to you where you like to spend a few days in Thailand it all depends what you are looking for, if you looking for night life go to big cities if you look just for a relaxing holiday away

from the big cities whith some natural attractions you can have a cheap holiday. I certainly do not charge 1200 baht per night, mine is less than half of that for the 3 of you.

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( I certainly do not charge 1200 baht per night, mine is less than half of that for the 3 of you. )

I would have thought you would have told us where you are

Sorry my thread is about tourist who come to Bangkok to sped their dollars, not people who live here

My examples where hotels that the average tourist uses for instance

the Manhattan hotel is very popular in Bangkok

The price has doubled in 2 years, but not the service

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Whether it's the unfavourable exchange rates or the Thai mentality that tells them to increase prices to cover falling custom, there are less tourists entering Thailand this year.

There was a program on Australian TV tonight about people/families spending their holidays at home this year instead of going on the prestigous overseas holiday.

Unlike parts of Europe, Australia can provide tropical beach holidays to rival anywhere in the world. However, it has always been expensive in comparison to a Bali, Fiji or Phuket.

Now the trend is away from the exotic Thai or whatever holiday for the more practical go to the Goldcoast or similar.

For places like Thailand this will only leave the more carnal attractions as the lure for the Australian tourist buck.

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Well how things have changed in the last 2 years

It looks like our annual Thai holiday this year will be cancelled, and our overseas dollars not come to Thailand

Our Family ( Thai Wife myself and a 1 yr old baby) has a seen a 5 times increase in my holiday dollar

No longer is their 1 air fare but 2.5, but this in itself is not the worry

2 years ago I would think it was cheap to get 3 star hotel in Bangkok, but this year I have seen nearly a 100% increase in price per night stays

The Thai Baht just does not get the exchange rate it did 12 months 2 years ago

An food everywhere seems to have doubled

With all the bad news about no tourists in Thailand and the wife never being to Phuket we though it would be nice to spend 4-5 days there

As I have stayed in the Baan Boa resort in Patong beach 2 times before and at a reasonable 1200 baht a night, we decided as it was 1/2 empty we might spread some dollars around, I was amazed to be told by my Thai wife that they would not budge 1 baht on the 2400 baht a night price tag, even though the place was at a minimal booked capacity, but if we waited 2 months they would do at 1200 baht

So what I seem to be reading in the Bankok media, is not what I am finding trying to spend some dollars in Thailand

Are oter finding this, or is it just me

I think this is pretty much what other people are saying too. Yes of course it's about the exchange rate but more than that Thai prices seem to be getting higher which is rather odd really when one considers the state of the economy (perhaps the big dip hasn't hit yet).

Other posters may argue the exception as if it were the rule - just as surely as some people may tell you black is white. :o

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and that includes Thai Hotels.and airlines....... :o

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