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7 hours ago, Chiengmaijoe said:

Since day one. I do well from them, but I suppose having had the sense to translate my menu into Chinese helped. I've told a few fellow bar/restraunt owners that they should translate their menu into Chinese and their response is usually that it isn't worth the effort because they don't get Chinese!!

 

Many of the restaurants inside city moat in Chiang Mai have menus in both English and Chinese.

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12 hours ago, Muzarella said:

HK Express...the Air Asia of China...have 2 flight to Chiang Rai and 4 flights to Chiang Mai a week from Hong Kong for less than $120 round trip. Air Asia 2 flights CM to HK. Very cheap for Chinesse tourist now. Every flight carring at list 200 passengers. That plus the ones flying from other Chinese cities to Bangkok, and the ones driving from the Chiang Kong border.

If the economy and the prices in China keep growing at this pace... will be better for Thais start looking for Chinesse language classes ASAP.

My 300 baht Phayao Chinesse Pizza is getting popular now....and I  am looking for Chinesse help to my Restaurant.  Opening another one in Chiang Rai soon.

Chinese tourist welcome!

If you include Macau and HK there are 15 flights arriving today from China and it's  a wednesday in the low season. The percentage of the population who travel is still small so it's very early days with Chinese tourism in Thailand. The fact that Thailand is close to China(cheap flights) lots of food and fruits, hotels for every budget, hot weather etc etc means it will always be a massive draw. What will the numbers be like in 10 years time? 

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4 hours ago, CNXBKKMAN said:

. What will the numbers be like in 10 years time? 

 

China's population now stands at 1.4 billion so in 10 years time, it will most probably grow to 1.5 billion.  

 

Now that they have removed the one-child policy.

The population will increase a lot faster.

 

 

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oh my god they are swarming, must hurry off to macro to get more spray repellant

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7 hours ago, EricTh said:

 

China's population now stands at 1.4 billion so in 10 years time, it will most probably grow to 1.5 billion.  

 

Now that they have removed the one-child policy.

The population will increase a lot faster.

 

 

Are you sure about that. The information I saw is that Chinese don't want a lot of children because they need to work. In Singapore, the government was trying to get clever women to have children because the intelligent ones don't want children. Prefer their careers.

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8 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Are you sure about that. The information I saw is that Chinese don't want a lot of children because they need to work. In Singapore, the government was trying to get clever women to have children because the intelligent ones don't want children. Prefer their careers.

 

The kind of people you are referring to (who don't want children because of their career) will be more than offset by those particularly in the rural areas who will have more children as a means of generating welfare income during their old age.

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9 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Are you sure about that. The information I saw is that Chinese don't want a lot of children because they need to work. In Singapore, the government was trying to get clever women to have children because the intelligent ones don't want children. Prefer their careers.

 

Two children is not considered 'a lot'. Five children in the past is considered a lot.

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On 6/6/2017 at 5:25 PM, newnative said:

Certainly there are lots of Chinese here with tour groups but there are also growing numbers traveling here on their own.  I'm seeing lots of Chinese couples, families, and young female and male groups of 3 or 4 friends traveling together--very visible in south, central, and north Pattaya.  They're shopping at the nice stores at the malls and eating at the upscale restaurants.  Oh, and they're buying condos, too.  Not exactly zero dollar.

 

Yes!  Not to mention spending a lot on trips, tours and activities.  (Jungle zipline, visiting Chiang Rai as a day trip, etc.)

 

On 6/6/2017 at 6:12 PM, fatdrunkandstupid said:

Prawn buffet locusts...

 

Think again.  

 

On 6/6/2017 at 9:32 PM, Muzarella said:

HK Express...the Air Asia of China...have 2 flight to Chiang Rai and 4 flights to Chiang Mai a week from Hong Kong for less than $120 round trip. Air Asia 2 flights CM to HK. Very cheap for Chinesse tourist now. Every flight carring at list 200 passengers. That plus the ones flying from other Chinese cities to Bangkok, and

 

I agree with your overall point but there are LOADS more airlines flying direct into Chiang Mai from China. And many from multiple cities : Beijing Capital Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, HK Express, Juneyao Airlines, 
Shandong Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Spring Airlines.   Plus Air Asia (multiple) and Thai Airways.

 

On 6/6/2017 at 10:06 PM, EricTh said:

Since when do the Chinese go for western food when coming to Thailand?

 

Since forever.  I even think a semi-Western atmosphere and Western people are part of the attraction.  Even the likes of Mad Dog, Red Lion et al have a Chinese language sign.   Also (this may be wishful thinking) I think I'm seeing more and more Chinese people make it into bars, too.  This is probably the current challenge: what do do with bars to get more Chinese people in.  I have some thoughts about that but the Thaivisa audience probably isn't the right one anyway for the most part.   Whichever bar owner cracks this one first though will be the first to feature on all the Chinese travel sites and social media, and be raking in the money, instead of withering away catering to the declining demographic of Fatdrunkandstupid (see second quote) Westerners.

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1 hour ago, EricTh said:

 

Which movie do you think inspired so many Europeans and Americans to come to Thailand?

For the Americans it wasn't a movie... it was a bloody war that made them desperate for some R&R.

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1 hour ago, EricTh said:

 

Which movie do you think inspired so many Europeans and Americans to come to Thailand?

 

Several I'd say, over the years.

 

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On ‎09‎.‎06‎.‎2017 at 1:29 PM, EricTh said:

 

Which movie do you think inspired so many Europeans and Americans to come to Thailand?

Dunno about him, but "The Beach" increased the bagpacker numbers. Ironic, when Richard actually despised their sort.

The number of people visiting the island the movie was made on has ruined Phi Phi, which is next to it, though to be fair, it was well on the way to being ruined before the movie came out.

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23 hours ago, WinnieTheKhwai said:

 

Several I'd say, over the years.

 

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LOL. The man with the golden gun caused the ruin of "James Bond" island, The Beach ruined Phi Phi, Hangover pt 2 was complete BS.

You didn't mention Rambo 3 ( I've been to the temple he was repairing- it is near Lamphun, but they don't remember the movie being made there. Worth a visit. very nice temple on a hill beside the Temple of the Footprint ), or Rambo. Then there was that awful Nick Cage film, and at least one of Bruce Lee's films was made in Thailand. Also the last Ong Bak film was set in part down Phuket way, I believe. All of them would have been seen in western countries.

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Folk in the real world are not seeing this surge in Chinese tourists.

 

john

Or so they tell me.

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