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Post by caller » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:51 pm

Yup, I'm in Bkk for a few days shortly and lots of better than normal offers on the booking sites.
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Post by migrant » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:41 pm

Looking at airfare from California I found $588, lowest that I can remember
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Post by hhfarang » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:18 pm

^ Wow, the best I ever got from California (going back over 20 years) was $750.
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Post by jumusman » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:07 pm

hhfarang wrote:^ Wow, the best I ever got from California (going back over 20 years) was $750.
The price of oil also has something to do with the reduced price. I am wondering if that price is one way or round trip...
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Post by migrant » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:05 pm

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hhfarang wrote:^ Wow, the best I ever got from California (going back over 20 years) was $750.
The price of oil also has something to do with the reduced price. I am wondering if that price is one way or round trip...
The $588 is round trip, China Air. Have flown China Air a few times and found them good. Not to be confused with some of the other Chinese airlines!
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Post by Big Boy » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:14 pm

Driving my car today, when the news switched to English. It was the Government's Good News Department stating that tourism had well exceeded predictions this year, and income from tourism was well in excess of what they had been expecting.

Thoughts........ good news, Hua Hin must have dropped off the tourism map.
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Post by dalmatiandave » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:25 pm

Once the Chinese discover Hua Hin it would be different. Be happy that they are not yet coming like they are in Pattaya, Chiang Mai etc.

If they are earning extra from their tourist arrivals then it may be that money is coming through books by way of taxes from hotels, restaurants, water sports etc etc and not disappearing into some hookers knickers.

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Post by Big Boy » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:38 pm

I've just had a few days in the Chiang Mai area, and yes, there were a lot of Chinese there, but they were not any bother. Certainly not as portrayed in many areas - maybe we were there during Civilised Chinese Tourist Week. Certainly there was no sign of them spending in the bars and restaurants we were using, but they did seem to be making extensive use of organised tours.
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Post by JamesWest » Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:26 pm

I have just come back from a spiritual retreat in Pattaya. It was not very busy around town. I did see groups of clueless Chinese tourist in large groups being hearded through Walking Street. A man with a flag on a long pole was leading them. They all looked like they had no idea what goes on inside the gogos.

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Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

Post by GLCQuantum » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:45 pm

I did see groups of clueless Chinese tourist in large groups being hearded through Walking Street. A man with a flag on a long pole was leading them.
That 'long pole' you're talking about. Didn't happen to look like the 'long pole' of the guy leading these guys, did it?

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Post by StevePIraq » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:43 am

While it may seem that the tourism is down the Tourism Council does not think so

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Post by pharvey » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:06 pm

^^ No need to post pornography GLC.... :D
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Post by JamesWest » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:33 pm

GLCQuantum wrote:
I did see groups of clueless Chinese tourist in large groups being hearded through Walking Street. A man with a flag on a long pole was leading them.
That 'long pole' you're talking about. Didn't happen to look like the 'long pole' of the guy leading these guys, did it?

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GLC I spoon fed you the "spiritual retreat" line. I thought sure you would run with that. :)
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Post by STEVE G » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:44 pm

Big Boy wrote:I've just had a few days in the Chiang Mai area, and yes, there were a lot of Chinese there, but they were not any bother. Certainly not as portrayed in many areas - maybe we were there during Civilised Chinese Tourist Week. Certainly there was no sign of them spending in the bars and restaurants we were using, but they did seem to be making extensive use of organised tours.
Chinese tourism is exactly the same here in Europe, there are large groups of them everywhere but they just go and look at the sights, go to a Chinese restaurant together and go back to the hotel for an early night. Most of them are retired couples and not exactly the type of people to cause any bother to anyone. The only time I've seen any of them in a bar is when big soccer games are on.

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Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

Post by GLCQuantum » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:14 pm

pharvey wrote:^^ No need to post pornography GLC.... :D
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A photo like that is probably banned in Wales, I'd have thought. :D

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