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    'Affordable Phuket needs a change of image'

    Phuket needs to rebrand its “expensive” image to stimulate tourism, as its natural environs have been rehabilitated during the lockdown, Pikun Srimahunt, chief SME Banking Officer at Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), said.

    The price of accommodation and restaurants in Phuket now has become more affordable than before, but it is not well publicised as a result Thai people were missing an opportunity, she said.

    SCB has launched “SCB IEP Bootcamp: The Hospitality Survival” project, which is a collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to train local entrepreneurs for three days to help them rebrand Phuket’s tourism business.

    “Thai people believe Phuket is expensive. We have to communicate that it is no longer true since you can book three days in a Phuket hotel for around Bt4,000,” she said, adding that some places had dropped their price from Bt2,000 to Bt750.

    The training will guide entrepreneurs to reduce 35-40 per cent of the cost and expand the market by targeting digital platforms, while SCB will help sustain the business until international tourists return.

    Phuket normally depends on international tourists, and 10 million out of 14 million are foreigners, annually generating Bt470 billion.

    'Affordable Phuket needs a change of image'

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    Didn’t they have to close PhiPhi before lockdown because too many tourists were damaging the environment?
    Now the environment has recovered, they want to exploit it again. Shocking. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Phuket needs to rebrand its “expensive” image to stimulate tourism, as its natural environs have been rehabilitated during the lockdown, Pikun Srimahunt, chief SME Banking Officer at Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), said.

    The price of accommodation and restaurants in Phuket now has become more affordable than before, but it is not well publicised as a result Thai people were missing an opportunity, she said.

    SCB has launched “SCB IEP Bootcamp: The Hospitality Survival” project, which is a collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to train local entrepreneurs for three days to help them rebrand Phuket’s tourism business.

    “Thai people believe Phuket is expensive. We have to communicate that it is no longer true since you can book three days in a Phuket hotel for around Bt4,000,” she said, adding that some places had dropped their price from Bt2,000 to Bt750.

    The training will guide entrepreneurs to reduce 35-40 per cent of the cost and expand the market by targeting digital platforms, while SCB will help sustain the business until international tourists return.

    Phuket normally depends on international tourists, and 10 million out of 14 million are foreigners, annually generating Bt470 billion.

    'Affordable Phuket needs a change of image'
    Hello and welcome to Phuket for 14 days of expensive isolation lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Didn’t they have to close PhiPhi before lockdown because too many tourists were damaging the environment?
    Now the environment has recovered, they want to exploit it again. Shocking. lol
    Here comes the radical Malthusian again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Here comes the radical Malthusian again
    Oh, do shut up with your wannabe-faux-intellectualism. Go on, explain what's Malthusian about Switch's posts. You didn't respond or explain the last times, so this is your chance.

    Why do you constantly throw words around that you don't know the meaning of?




    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    while SCB will help sustain the business until international tourists return.
    Aside from providing the training, how will SCB 'sustain' the business? It's a publicly traded company (with the King as 23% shareholder), so how are the other shareholders reacting to subsidising an island?
    Last edited by panama hat; 02-10-2020 at 04:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Thai people believe Phuket is expensive. We have to communicate that it is no longer true since you can book three days in a Phuket hotel for around Bt4,000,” she said, adding that some places had dropped their price from Bt2,000 to Bt750
    Phuket is expensive.

    just because they dropped the prices for a few days due to a crisis, does not mean it’s suddenly an affordable destination, reap what they sow.

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    It's far away and therefore never going to be Pattaya prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Didn’t they have to close PhiPhi before lockdown because too many tourists were damaging the environment?
    Now the environment has recovered, they want to exploit it again. Shocking. lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Here comes the radical Malthusian again
    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    explain what's Malthusian about Switch's post

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post

    Malthus’ original argument hinged on both empirical and normative claims. The empirical claim was roughly twofold: (1) that poverty and misery is the result of over-population, which (2) itself results from the naturally dictated, exponential growth in the population of the poor. His normative claim then seemed to follow logically, i.e., that that nothing should be done to alleviate human suffering, as it would only encourage people to continue breeding, eventually exhausting the means of subsistence for everyone.

    Switch is loving Covid. Because he sees the damage it is doing to the human population. Which he thinks pays environmental dividends

    Ecological Marxism vs. environmental neo-Malthusianism: An old debate continues

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Switch is loving Covid. Because he sees the damage it is doing to the human population.
    Phuck me, you are a banned blithering idiot. Your aim is to create havoc. Now do go and find smegs dangling appendage you want so terribly..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Switch is loving Covid. Because he sees the damage it is doing to the human population. Which he thinks pays environmental dividends
    . . . which still has nothing to do with Switch, so you're just talking through your arse again, cnp-ing Ecological Marxismvs environmental neo-Malthusianism.

    Goldbach's conjecture that every even number greater than two can be written as the sum of two prime numbers points to the fact that you are a wannabe lazy faux-intellectual.

    https://www.socalisamoron.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    . . . which still has nothing to do with Switch, so you're just talking through your arse again, cnp-ing Ecological Marxismvs environmental neo-Malthusianism.

    Goldbach's conjecture that every even number greater than two can be written as the sum of two prime numbers points to the fact that you are a wannabe lazy faux-intellectual.

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    Here, Let Me Google That For You! Teach People How to Google

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    How much time have you spent on Phuket in total socal? You never even got to see the neo classic Portuguese architecture of Phuket town did ya?. Well you had never even heard of it until your mentor smeg began to wax so lyrically about it. He too is a googler like you.

    The guys you are arguing with live life. Sadly you can only google it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Here, Let Me Google That For You! Teach People How to Google
    So . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    you can only google it.
    . . . and are singularly incompetent at having a rational discussion that could include 'big' words.

    I'd suggest you stay with chico, you're ever so similar

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    How much time have you spent on Phuket in total socal? You never even got to see the neo classic Portuguese architecture of Phuket town did ya?. Well you had never even heard of it until your mentor smeg began to wax so lyrically about it. He too is a googler like you.

    The guys you are arguing with live life. Sadly you can only google it.
    So you seen that thread too. Small world.

    Phuket really isn't the center of this conversation. It's more about environmental policies that are rather uniform around the world. I doubt Cryall is a Phuket expat who's throwing away the plastic spoon from his 7/11 noodle soup every day.

    I've been to Phuket for a few weeks. Packed a lot into those weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    I've been to Phuket for a few weeks. Packed a lot into those weeks
    Which one is you?

    'Affordable Phuket needs a change of image'-img_6710_2-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    It's more about environmental policies that are rather uniform around the world.
    Good God, you do talk absolute crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Which one is you?
    Thats not what i meant arsehole


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    ^ Sporting a "trendy" Chang T-shirt, it's oozing of rookie tourist..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    ^ Sporting a "trendy" Chang T-shirt, it's oozing of rookie tourist..
    I don't care. I wear " I'm a tourist and I'm here to have fun" on my sleeve. I'll be an expat one day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    I don't care. I wear " I'm a tourist and I'm here to have fun" on my sleeve. I'll be an expat one day
    No you won't, quit dreaming, it seems that's all you do. Other than stirring shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    I'll be an expat one day
    What an aspiration . . . skidmark is out for the top spot in life.

    Just imagine, skidmark, LB hookers every day for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Thats not what i meant arsehole


    What do you know, if it isn't a stupid squid wearing shorts, runners and a T-shirt on a sport bike. And the beer shirt and no socks screams trailer trash. Too funny and totally brainless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elche View Post
    totally brainless.
    Ah, you've met Skidmark

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