Thailand tourist slump continues

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Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

Post by oakdale160 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:38 am

AS far as getting info-- the hotels hate to admit that theyare not busy and exaggerate their numbers. A friend of mine has a Thai wife who is an assistant manager of the room cleaning staff at a 5star hotel. She can tell you any one night what their room occupancies are. Another friend has info about the beer deliveries to bars. These sort of people have the REAL info and according to them things are as low as they have ever known them.

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Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

Post by Big Boy » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:10 am

It's all confusing, I hear this, yet when friends stayed at the Centara Grand a couple of weeks back, they couldn't get their usual room, and were lucky to be accommodated at all because the place was so busy.

We visited our friends there a couple of times, and sat around the pool with them. The clientele that we saw were certainly not Chinese tour groups or Indian families - seemed to be predominantly German.
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Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

Post by Blacky » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:00 pm

oakdale160 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:38 am
AS far as getting info-- the hotels hate to admit that theyare not busy and exaggerate their numbers. A friend of mine has a Thai wife who is an assistant manager of the room cleaning staff at a 5star hotel.
You have to differentiate between the hotels. Branded Hotels cannot and will not exaggerate their occupancy or average rate...how could they? At the end of the month they have to deliver a GOP and what counts is what is in the bank. Not sure about the Guest House, B&B...however what would be the benefit for them?

I have now over 4 years experience and June is always a very, very quiet month for Hua Hin. Same as last year or the year before that. It only picks up on the weekend when BKK comes down. July and August look good with school vacation around the world kicking in and hotels/resorts have quiet a good number on the books already. September along with June are the worst month for Hua Hin. Nothing new, it's been like this ...not more not less.

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Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

Post by MDMK » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:36 pm

I tried to book the Wing 5 hotel for last weekend. Was fully booked. I managed to get this Friday, but Saturday is also fully booked.

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Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

Post by buksida » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:40 pm

I don't think we can count Bangkok weekend warriors as 'tourists' - though TAT probably does.

Hua Hin is always rammo at weekends, its virtually a suburb of Bangkok now.
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Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

Post by StevePIraq » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:58 am

I recently went to Phuket and Pattaya, booked hotels in advance at both locations, I was upgraded in both places as the hotels were full. both places were also extremely busy with I am assuming tourists. Usual bus convoys of Chinese and now Indians on prepaid holidays. Certainly no tourist slump in my opinion except maybe in HH.
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