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15% of Phuket’s advanced bookings cancelled

By Kritsada Mueanhawong




About 15% of advance bookings have been cancelled in the past week in the wake of the boat capsize 8 days ago.  Chinese tourists are voting with their bookings citing a loss of confidence in Phuket marine safety, and safety generally.


The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports Pongpanu Svetarundra says, “Chinese tourists are Thailand’s most important market at the moment.  The Phuket boat tragedy has already affected not only Phuket’s tourism but also mental and economic confidence. We are seeing clear signs of a back-lash.”


“There are more than 10 million Chinese tourists visiting Thailand each year which has already generated more than 500,000 million baht. More than 3 million of them are travelling to Phuket each year which has generated at least 150,000 million baht.”


Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/15-of-phukets-advanced-bookings-cancelled

-- © Copyright The Thaiger 2018-07-13
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So, are they 50,000 Baht tourists or zero baht tourists?


They can’t be both!

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Damn Chinese, who needs them, they are rude and selfish, the sooner the Thai's learn that money doesn't control everything, the sooner they learn that they would be no worse off...lol


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