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    100% Occupancy in Pattaya over New Year



    Sophon Cable has quoted a leading business and tourism official who said that Pattaya was booming and only good times are ahead for the resort.


    They trumpeted that New Year was a fantastic success with all the shows and giveaways, and the upcoming events meant that “family friendly” Pattaya was “all systems go” and just boom boom into the future.


    The Thaiger interprets his ‘boom boom’ to refer to economic boom.


    Ekkasit Ngamphichet – the chief of the Business and Tourism Association of Pattaya – said that New Year was “simply wonderful in Pattaya”. Occupancy reports suggest that hotels were crammed to virtually 100% of available rooms.


    https://thethaiger.com/thai-life/travel/100-occupancy-in-sin-city-over-new-year?utm_source=The+Thaiger+Newsletter&utm_campaig n=7ab0d93ff9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_01_08_11_22&utm_medium=email&u tm_term=0_f4ad70aab2-7ab0d93ff9-33533131



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    100% occupancy with whom though, free spending western sex tourists or organised Chinese group tours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    100% occupancy with whom though, free spending western sex tourists or organised Chinese group tours?
    Judging by the large amount of empty space at Swampy both in and out, I'd say they are bullshitting. I also met, on the plane to Chiang Mai, an old friend of mine from Phuket, a Guest House owner in Kata. I asked her what she was doing and she said Phuket was so quiet she decided to take the family oop North for a holiday.

    Chiang Mai itself was rammed for New Year, but that was all Bangkok tourists getting out of the city.

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    I left via swampy on Saturday and it was fuckin rammed.

    Busiest I've ever seen it and I've been through it a good few times.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Pattaya was near enough chock a block...on NYE and NYE only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    I left via swampy on Saturday and it was fuckin rammed.
    I left on Friday and I was amazed at how quiet it was.

    Added: There were also 4 empty seats in a business class of 30 back to the Gulf.

    I've never seen that before in the week after New Year either, especially on a Friday when everyone in the Gulf is going back to work on a Sunday and the rest are connecting on to Europe.

    Unless Utapao is really shipping some passengers nowadays, I still call BS.
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    Farang-centric Ghettos.
    The real Thailand and told by those who think they know it.

    Right up your alley.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Farang-centric Ghettos.
    The real Thailand and told by those who think they know it.

    Right up your alley.

    Jeff knows the *real* Thailand from his mum's basement in Portland.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Judging by the large amount of empty space at Swampy both in and out, I'd say they are bullshitting
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Unless Utapao is really shipping some passengers nowadays, I still call BS
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Chiang Mai itself was rammed for New Year, but that was all Bangkok tourists getting out of the city.
    Here's one for you Sherlock, maybe a shitload of Bangkokians and other regional Thais and expats went to Pattaya as well as Chiang Mai and left Bangkok half empty in a mass exodus that occurs every New Year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Here's one for you Sherlock, maybe a shitload of Bangkokians and other regional Thais and expats went to Pattaya as well as Chiang Mai and left Bangkok half empty in a mass exodus that occurs every New Year
    Sex tourists like harry simply have no idea that at holidays shit loads of Thais go on holiday to the coast and a lot end up in Pattaya.

    Also, because he can not read, he missed that the dorris said "virtually 100%" occupancy which is not the same as 100% and might indeed mean a more realistic 95-99%

    In other news


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    Perhaps if you two muppets had actually read the article you'd notice they claim it was down to Chinkies and nips.

    My spidey senses tell me they ain't driving in...


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    Oh and....

    Chiang Mai overtakes Bangkok as New Year destination: website

    business December 26, 2018 17:23
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    Tokyo, Paris and New York City are the top destinations to bring in 2019, according to Agoda, an online travel agent.

    Tokyo’s appeal continues with concerts, parades and light shows on offer.
    For Thais, Chiang Mai takes over Bangkok’s crown for the top Thai destination. Japan is the most popular international destination with Tokyo jumping from seventh place last year to third and Osaka making a first appearance in this year’s top 10.

    Chiang Mai overtakes Bangkok as New Year destination: website

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    Pattaya, and indeed Koh Samet, is packed every NYE with Thais. Nobody who's been there over that period needs the peerless investigative diligence of sophon cable to tell them that.

    Which is just as well because your link doesn't work.

    Spurs looking good, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Here's one for you Sherlock, maybe a shitload of Bangkokians and other regional Thais and expats went to Pattaya as well as Chiang Mai and left Bangkok half empty in a mass exodus that occurs every New Year
    Sounds more plausible than not.
    Another faux news story created to confuse the usual crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Farang-centric Ghettos.
    The real Thailand and told by those who think they know it.
    Yet, it's the same Pattaya where you're trying to get a cooking job (with a work permit ) and move to so your high culinary skills can be put to use.

    Stillalie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Pattaya, and indeed Koh Samet, is packed every NYE with Thais. Nobody who's been there over that period needs the peerless investigative diligence of sophon cable to tell them that.

    Which is just as well because your link doesn't work.

    Spurs looking good, eh?
    So let me get this straight, Chiang Mai is the #1 destination for Thai tourists over New Year, and that wasn't anywhere near full, but you reckon Pattaya was 100% occupancy?

    Be nice to hear from someone actually there, but I still call BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Sophon Cable has quoted a leading business and tourism official who said that Pattaya was booming and only good times are ahead for the resort.


    They trumpeted that New Year was a fantastic success with all the shows and giveaways, and the upcoming events meant that “family friendly” Pattaya was “all systems go” and just boom boom into the future.


    The Thaiger interprets his ‘boom boom’ to refer to economic boom.


    Ekkasit Ngamphichet – the chief of the Business and Tourism Association of Pattaya – said that New Year was “simply wonderful in Pattaya”. Occupancy reports suggest that hotels were crammed to virtually 100% of available rooms.


    https://thethaiger.com/thai-life/tra...er&utm_campaig n=7ab0d93ff9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_01_08_11_22&utm_medium=email&u tm_term=0_f4ad70aab2-7ab0d93ff9-33533131
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Oh and....

    Chiang Mai overtakes Bangkok as New Year destination: website

    business December 26, 2018 17:23
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    Tokyo, Paris and New York City are the top destinations to bring in 2019, according to Agoda, an online travel agent.

    Tokyo’s appeal continues with concerts, parades and light shows on offer.
    For Thais, Chiang Mai takes over Bangkok’s crown for the top Thai destination. Japan is the most popular international destination with Tokyo jumping from seventh place last year to third and Osaka making a first appearance in this year’s top 10.

    Chiang Mai overtakes Bangkok as New Year destination: website
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    So let me get this straight, Chiang Mai is the #1 destination for Thai tourists over New Year, and that wasn't anywhere near full, but you reckon Pattaya was 100% occupancy?

    Be nice to hear from someone actually there, but I still call BS.
    Let me get this straight...you've taken some random fluff from 'The Nation' that was published on Dec. 26, and mangled it out of shape to present some sort of argument that Chiang Mai was busier than Pattaya but not very busy.

    You've then claimed I've posted something that I did not post.

    What I did post was that 'I wouldn't be surprised if Pattaya was near enough chock a block'. It always gets very busy on NYE. Notice the specificity there. I'm confident that what I posted was clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    What I did post was that 'I wouldn't be surprised if Pattaya was near enough chock a block'. It always gets very busy on NYE. Notice the specificity there. I'm confident that what I posted was clear.
    So "near enough chock a block" sounds like "near 100% occupancy", which is what I was questioning in the first place.

    And yes, a lot more Bangkokians head north than east, and I'd say that based on Chiang Mai, Pattaya will have been seasonably busy but not "near 100% occupancy".

    That coupled with the ease with which I went through Swampy both ways suggests to me they are lying.

    You think not.

    I suppose we'll have to agree to disagree.


    P.S. I though the mickey mouse cup has two leg semis?


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    The Swampy thing...I presume we agree that a huge slice of the tourism to Thailand these days comes from China.

    Most mass market tourists leave in order to get to work on Monday.

    China is closer than all other mass markets.

    Therefore the Chinese leave on Saturdays and Sundays, not Fridays.

    I was at Swampy at the end of January last year and it was packed. Last Saturday was the busiest I've seen it though. Hordes of tourists, with a high concentration of Chinese. Many of whom jumped the queue while the Thais charged with 'controlling' the melee grinned inanely and did their chocolate teapot impersonations.

    Also, I personally would be amazed if more Bangkokians travel to Chiang Mai than Pattaya for New Year. I'm certainly not convinced by any of those tables about tourist numbers in The Nation, however I can't of course refute the claim definitively.

    Any claim that Pattaya is '100 % full' is ridiculous of course. Many beds are occupied and then unoccupied then occupied again throughout the night, for a start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Also, I personally would be amazed if more Bangkokians travel to Chiang Mai than Pattaya for New Year.
    I did ask my friend from Phuket what the attraction to Chiang Mai was. It seems Thailand's highest mountain is one, and the famed "White Temple" on the way to Chiang Rai is the other.

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    Yeah...Doi Suthep is a huge draw for domestic tourists.

    It was a cold and cloudy waste of time this year...campers will have had a miserable time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    my friend from Phuket
    This is where your argument falls. Friend? You?





    Anyway, Pattaya and the region around it, a short drive from Bangkok, is always the most popular quick trip holiday for Bangkokians. Chiang Mai might be no 1 for people spending 10 days away, but not for a couple of nights. Idiot


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    Well, from empirical evidence this was a quietish NYE here in Pattaya and certainly the numbers of Chinks are well down although there does seem a marked increase in wogs from the subcontinent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Yeah...Doi Suthep is a huge draw for domestic tourists.

    It was a cold and cloudy waste of time this year...campers will have had a miserable time.
    So is Doi Inthanon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Well, from empirical evidence this was a quietish NYE here in Pattaya and certainly the numbers of Chinks are well down although there does seem a marked increase in wogs from the subcontinent.
    The chinkies have been notably down in numbers, apparently the boat sinking and the bloke getting slapped at Don Mueang created a huge amount of negative publicity.

    Which prolly means Cambodia and Vietnam did very well out of them.

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    On New Year's day Khao Sok was fairly quiet, although the pier at Ratchaprapa Dam and Chaew Larn Lake were buzzing with holiday makers (fairly split between locals, Europeans, and East Asians).

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