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Pattaya boomtown - Russian and Chinese "quality tourists" flooding back as resort becomes hub of Sport Tourism, claims TAT

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6 hours ago, Rhys said:

Well I'll be how about that.... Coming from the  TAT of P Tang city...

i find this very hard to believe.. hotels yesterday in agoda renting rooms for 458 baht a night.. and i just passed an empty beach road at 1240 in the day

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4 hours ago, mark01 said:

One thing for sure, those Chinese tour busses are causing huge traffic problems on the major roads and along many smaller sois around Pattaya.

 

Did the Chinese tour company that got their busses confiscated a while ago, get their busses back?

I suspect a large amount of money passed hands and the busses were quietly driven out of the compound!

 

Either way, more road trouble ahead!

 

I'm sure that did not happen, but it appears that there are some new Thai owners of most of those 2000+ busses, and they are as busy as very.

 

They are parked all over the place, blocking roads, making the potholes larger, and generally causing gridlock around the town.

 

Seems to be just a changing of the guards took place.

 

 

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3 hours ago, mok199 said:

as one who lives in the tourist area of pattaya ,I think what they are trying to say is '' families and couples '',and we do see many more of them here...it all helps in the end game..which is recharge Thailand...

Totally agree.  Things may be slow in Jomtien and other suburban areas but central Pattaya is busy year round now and there are definitely more couples and families out and about. Not all the Chinese are budget tourists.  At least 100 of the buyers at my 1000 unit condo have been Chinese--and they have been buying at other central Pattaya condos, as well. The triathlon last weekend was well-run and well-attended.  Toyota did a good job of staging the event on the Chang Beer land and had the place quickly cleaned up after the event ended.  I was impressed with the number of participants.  TAT may be painting a rosier picture than reality might warrant but there's no denying Terminal 21 going up, the Central Marina revamp, lots of new hotels being built in south, central, and north Pattaya, and new amusements like the ice rink and roller skating rink opening at Harbor. 

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Yesterday I drove from Pratumnak all the way to Pattaya South road, without stopping. Even the lights under the Bali Hai overpass were switched off.

 

It literally looked like a Ghost town and I wondered what happened, and that was at about 4:30 in the afternoon.

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I didn't realise there were 2 Pattaya's in Thailand. The one I am in is dead as a door nail. Walked down Soi Diana last night and must have been 10 Farang's in the whole street. Way less in Soi Honey. The place is deserted, the ration of men to women must be 200 to 1. This person from TAT should get a job as an Actress, or better still be sacked for putting out misleading statements.

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5 hours ago, colinneil said:

Possible misprint, Pattaya boomtown, surely they meant !! Pattaya boom boom town !!:cheesy:

You made my day ; )

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3 weeks ago i was at bali hai pier waiting for a ferry to hau hin,   i could not even see the pier for the amount of chinese tourists on it, there was 10000000,s   at 9am in the morning .

 

so its true  !!  

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5 hours ago, dcsw53 said:

Maybe an element of BS but at least they are trying to reboot the image. Nice to see a positive story that does not involve drink, bad driving, violence ( or all 3 ) for a change.

Reboot the image by all means though it's hard to present a pig's ear as a silk purse, but don't tell lies that will be easily exposed when anyone goes and sees for themselves.

Decrepit infrastructure

terrible traffic that is only going to get worse after Terminal 21 opens

streets full of hawkers

collapsing marina

shade free beach promenade and not enough sand.

Reboot that!

 

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46 minutes ago, newnative said:

Totally agree.  Things may be slow in Jomtien and other suburban areas but central Pattaya is busy year round now and there are definitely more couples and families out and about. Not all the Chinese are budget tourists.  At least 100 of the buyers at my 1000 unit condo have been Chinese--and they have been buying at other central Pattaya condos, as well. The triathlon last weekend was well-run and well-attended.  Toyota did a good job of staging the event on the Chang Beer land and had the place quickly cleaned up after the event ended.  I was impressed with the number of participants.  TAT may be painting a rosier picture than reality might warrant but there's no denying Terminal 21 going up, the Central Marina revamp, lots of new hotels being built in south, central, and north Pattaya, and new amusements like the ice rink and roller skating rink opening at Harbor. 

Terminal 21 going up, the Central Marina revamp, lots of new hotels being built in south, central, and north Pattaya

You do know that the traffic is already beyond road capacity in all those areas and can't be improved, don't you? It's bad now and it's low season.

When all those places and especially Terminal 21are open, what do you think will happen to the traffic?

Enjoy the walk, as no one is going anywhere fast in a vehicle.

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4 hours ago, yankee99 said:

"She said that 10,000 are expected in town for the marathon on July 16th and 300-400 of those would be those quality Chinese she spoke of."

 

.4% are quality and 99.6% are zero dollar.

 

I wonder if that is 10,000 more than normal? If even only half of them were Thais, that would translate into probably 2,500 more cars on the roads than usual. Good luck with that.

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5 hours ago, Toshiba66 said:

There must be more than one Pattaya in Thailand because the one I was in over the last 2 weeks is as dead as I've seen it.

 

No Russians in droves.

No Chinese in droves.

Nothing in droves except droves of empty Hotel Rooms.

 

 

On Koh Larn?

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Lets see what quality they are talking about. We shall just see.

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I like love all the Pattaya/Jomtien sporting events its very clever to push them forward and it brings all different nationalities together.

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