Vicious Thai gangs at Songkran

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Post by centermid7 » Wed May 04, 2016 4:14 pm

There was no trial on Monday. The victims gave testimony and have now left the country. There is no trial date scheduled and with the passing of time and the fading of the headlines the chance for any real justice, if indeed there ever was a chance, has grown dim.

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Post by NOKYAI » Wed May 04, 2016 7:29 pm

BUT!
When they return to the UK and feel SAFE, you will get further coverage. Lots of the reports also have a link to the other incidents in Thailand! This is peak holiday booking time in Europe and Thailand has definitely lost its shine. We will see another long low season and a poor high season!
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Post by StevePIraq » Wed May 04, 2016 7:49 pm

NOKYAI wrote:BUT!
This is peak holiday booking time in Europe and Thailand has definitely lost its shine. We will see another long low season and a poor high season!
And is that a bad thing if it does happen? For me it's not, hotel prices may come down, restaurants may be more available, possibly less traffic. If one is not in the tourist industry what dose it matter, not a jot.

Will it really make an impact, I personally do not think so. Just as the bomb in BKK some time back there was possibly a hiccup but that's all.
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Post by NOKYAI » Wed May 04, 2016 8:38 pm

I sort of agree!
I feel sorry for friends who have businesses that depend on tourism from Ferangland, but I like the low season best. I like the expat community and the diversity it has. This is not always helped by the decreasing quality of the tourists we seem to be getting recently. The 'quality' tourists have moved on to pastures new, we are now gating an overflow from the more seedy parts of Thailand. This is nothing to do with the people that were savaged as they were lovely and I'd seen them here for many years.
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Re: Vicious Thai gangs at Songkran

Post by GLCQuantum » Wed May 04, 2016 10:35 pm

I actually don't think that these incidents hurt the tourism industry at all. People will still book their holidays with the, 'It'll never happen to me', stance and, to be fair, it probably won't.

It's the expats who become enraged with these headlines; sick and tired of it occurring frequently, yet having absolutely no power to do anything about it. The tourists will keep on coming. The only ones who won't are those that are late teens planning a holiday and their parents won't let them anymore.

Thailand fully deserves to lose its tourist trade for a whole bucket of reasons. Unfortunately, for the next few years it won't. The other South East Asian countries are catching up though in regards to desirable holidays so ,fortunately, in a few years, the Thai tourism team will be able to suck on some large farang balls (if they take the time to venture to a neighbouring country, where said farang balls will be).

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Post by hhfarang » Thu May 05, 2016 12:20 am

Already happening. A family who are friends of mine have been planning an extended trip to Thailand for a year. This latest event in Hua Hin along with other bad press about Thailand in the last few months has made them rethink their plan. Now they and all their dollars (He's wealthy; in the tech industry) are going to Viet Nam instead.
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Post by J.J.B. » Thu May 05, 2016 1:52 pm

GLCQuantum wrote:I actually don't think that these incidents hurt the tourism industry at all.
Completely agree. The old adage "there's no such thing as bad publicity" rings true. People hear about a place and often forget the details of why but become curious to visit.

HHFarang's monied friend is a perfect example, considering what horrors took place in that part of the world for his countrymen not so long ago.
hhfarang wrote:Now they and all their dollars (He's wealthy; in the tech industry) are going to Viet Nam instead.
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Post by pharvey » Thu May 05, 2016 3:28 pm

J.J.B. wrote:HHFarang's monied friend is a perfect example, considering what horrors took place in that part of the world for his countrymen not so long ago.
hhfarang wrote:Now they and all their dollars (He's wealthy; in the tech industry) are going to Viet Nam instead.
Come on..... Vietnam was some while ago. In the same vein, should I not go to Germany?

GLC makes a fair point, BUT Thailand has certainly become less appealing to myself and the LHG in the last few years. We're looking further afield.... the issue being the LHG's bleeding Chinese passport!! :cuss: :cuss: :banghead:
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Re: Vicious Thai gangs at Songkran

Post by StevePIraq » Thu May 05, 2016 8:22 pm

It will not affect tourism even 1%, only panicky people like after the BKK bomb will cancel. For gods sake the UK is worse than here for vicious attacks. I come from Liverpool and for the last 20 years people will not go to the city centre at night due to the violence.
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Post by J.J.B. » Fri May 06, 2016 12:50 am

pharvey wrote:
J.J.B. wrote:HHFarang's monied friend is a perfect example, considering what horrors took place in that part of the world for his countrymen not so long ago.
hhfarang wrote:Now they and all their dollars (He's wealthy; in the tech industry) are going to Viet Nam instead.
Come on..... Vietnam was some while ago. In the same vein, should I not go to Germany?
It depends on who you speak to, some still claim to feel its effects very acutely. Of course I'm making an extreme comparison to make a point, other than that I think we're in violent agreement!
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Post by oakdale160 » Thu May 12, 2016 11:31 am

Being here its hard to judge how energetic Malaysia, Cambodia and VN are being in promoting tourism in N america and Europe, tha t is a factor

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Re: Vicious Thai gangs at Songkran

Post by StevePIraq » Tue May 24, 2016 1:58 pm

It seems the issue has one more person falling on his face. I am informed by my loved one that the HH police chief is getting the boot for the public relations mess he made of this and he is being replaced by a senior officer from Isaan who the missus knows.
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Re: Vicious Thai gangs at Songkran

Post by JamesWest » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:50 am

Update on British family beaten up in Hua Hin. 4 Thai men have each been sentenced to 2 years in prison in Thailand.

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Re: Vicious Thai gangs at Songkran

Post by Nereus » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:04 pm

And for those that don't twitter:

Hua Hin Brit attackers get two years in jail

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/crime/1 ... rs-in-jail
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