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Thread: Who is Actually Coming to Pattaya?

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    Who is Actually Coming to Pattaya?

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    Thanet Suparashasrangsi, acting president of Chonburi’s tourism council, told local media during an interview yesterday, November 17th, that the majority of tourists visiting Pattaya city recently are mostly Thais, accountable for 95 percent, while only 5 percent are foreigners.

    Currently, the number of foreign tourists traveling into Thailand is about 1,000-2,000 people per day, Thanet stated, using data from the Thailand Tourism Authority. Of that, tourists entering Pattaya amount to around 200-300 people per day, averaging only 10 percent of total visitors to Thailand or about 6,000-7,000 people per month, unlike the pre-covid period where foreign travelers were recorded in November – March with an average of 1 million people per month. According to Thanet, as expanded below, many of the 200-300 who do come to Pattaya are not tourists but ex-pats, businesspeople, or leave immediately due to lack of entertainment and nightlife.


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    Re: Who is Actually Coming to Pattaya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manforallseasons View Post
    If their numbers are right...(cough, choke, gag), it appears that 95% of the tourists coming to Pattaya so far are Thais, and the remaining 5% are expats returning home. This would make sense seeing as the bars are still closed.

    Watch what happens to these numbers if/when the bars are allowed to reopen. No massive stampede, that's for sure, but I bet the farang tourists start to outnumber the Thai nationals coming to Pattaya in short order.

    It's all about the BARS!

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    Re: Who is Actually Coming to Pattaya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dodger View Post

    It's all about the BARS!
    Of course, unless they are coming to see the famous Pattaya Crocodile Farm.
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    Re: Who is Actually Coming to Pattaya?

    Anyone could have predicted this the minute they announced bars would remain closed.
    It isn’t rocket science...even for Thailand.

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    Re: Who is Actually Coming to Pattaya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manforallseasons View Post
    Of course, unless they are coming to see the famous Pattaya Crocodile Farm.
    "Taxi! To the crocodile farm please and make it snappy!"

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    Re: Who is Actually Coming to Pattaya?

    From a Facebook live update of the festival in Pattaya this afternoon and just a few minutes ago...
    I'm missing Pattaya already.
    According to the commentary the beach was packed with people.
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    Re: Who is Actually Coming to Pattaya?

    Quote Originally Posted by dinagam View Post
    According to the commentary the beach was packed with people.
    Haha...I look forward to their pictures which actually support that statement!

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    Re: Who is Actually Coming to Pattaya?

    Quote Originally Posted by gerefan2 View Post
    Haha...I look forward to their pictures which actually support that statement!
    I just received photos of the beach from a Laos friend in Pattaya and it was packed with people. I didn't notice many wearing masks.

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    Re: Who is Actually Coming to Pattaya?

    The Government is giving it’s Citizens huge discounts at hotels etc. for domestic travel however, no such discounts are offered to non Thais.
    "In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king"

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    Re: Who is Actually Coming to Pattaya?

    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    I just received photos of the beach from a Laos friend in Pattaya and it was packed with people. I didn't notice many wearing masks.
    Think i have just received the same! Yes was packed in his pix!
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