Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand

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Re: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand

Post by Three » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:06 pm

They're cute and they're cuddly and they're ready to please.

******

There's nine hundred million of them in the world today.

You'd better learn to like them, that's what I say.

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Re: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand

Post by buksida » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:48 pm

May tourist arrivals up 4.6% to 2.6m
International tourist arrivals in Thailand rose 4.6% in May from a year earlier, with revenue up 6.9%, but a strong baht could impact the lucrative industry, the Tourism and Sports Ministry said on Monday.

The number of foreign tourists stood at 2.59 million in May, led by visitors from China, Malaysia, India, Russia and the United States, generating revenue of 125 billion baht ($3.67 billion), Pongpanu Svetarundra, the ministry's permanent secretary, said in a statement.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/tou ... up-4-6-yoy

Thought: Proof then that they are including Malay border runners to inflate tourist arrival figures.
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Re: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand

Post by oakdale160 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:46 am

Interesting--the Malay numbers are mostly entries for sex and shopping on the border. So the big two groups are Chinese and Indians both notoriously small spenders--yet the average spending goes up.

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Re: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand

Post by caller » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:10 am

I don't believe any figures issued by this Govt. A few months back, some type of association of Thai exporters, in response to the Govt's announcement of projected increased export sales, responded by saying something like, 'fat chance - we're really being affected by the strong baht' and demanding controls. A few weeks later 'record' export sales were announced. And that pattern continues.

As for the tourists - where are they all going?
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Re: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand

Post by oakdale160 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:01 pm

what do you think? Knowing a little about Thai thinking, Its not dishonesty as we know it--its just putting out "happy" numbersi

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