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This may seem somewhat ambiguous to the Editor, but being factual it bears out some hidden truths.
Posted by Pete on August 16, 2013 10:47
Posted by Mr. K on August 16, 2013 11:22
I am sure, given more time, he would have mentioned all that.
I am just a little tired of hearing the term 'quality tourist'. It is a term used too often & too glibly.
Posted by Logic on August 16, 2013 11:58
Posted by Pete on August 16, 2013 12:45
Logic has a good comment. I have come to Phuket for 34 years ( no elektric anywere but Phuket town, Thalang and at the airport ), and it was a lovely place. Drinks was cheap, but today it cost more than in Europe. Why : because the landlords charge to much so the bar owners have to charge more. The landlords are some few families which you also can compare to m**** like.
Posted by Hans on August 16, 2013 13:14
@Pete nice to see a touch of humor made me smile anyway.
Posted by Rod on August 16, 2013 17:11
Quality tourist want quality transport not overpriced unroadworthy jallopies with kamikaze pilots, Murphys Law self starters wont waterproof seals will, did the rocket scientist hear Phuket we have a problem!
Posted by slickmelb on August 16, 2013 20:45
evolution takes time ...... it won't happen quickly ...
Posted by chris on August 17, 2013 06:48
From reading previous discussions about tourism in Phuket, my understanding is that a 'quality tourist' is one who spends more money per day than the average tourist, whether it be on their choice of hotel, mode of transport, restaurant that they eat in or souvenir that they buy. (Anyone please correct me if I'm wrong).
Posted by Simon Luttrell on August 17, 2013 07:31
I recently contracted a nasty chest / ear nose & throat infection from swimming @ patong....
Posted by rocket scientist on August 17, 2013 07:41
''If you let the problems continue, tourism on Phuket will start to decline,'' he said"
Posted by dave on August 17, 2013 09:55
Thanks Simon for your thoughtful response. I think you have pretty well hit the nail on its head.
Posted by Logic on August 17, 2013 10:32
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