Chinese tourists in Thailand: The Future is now!
Thailand welcomes more and more Chinese tourists, but in a mixed reception as these latter spit everywhere, urinate or defecate in common places while they spend a lot of money there.
- 9 million Chinese People visited Thailand in 2017.
- Chinese tourists to Thailand represent 30% of total inbound travelers (Tourism Authority of Thailand).
- Chinese tourists are pumping in nearly 6 billion baht a year.
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Bangkok Great Palace
Moreover, in March of the last year, a video showing some Chinese tourists pushing others into a queue in airport has been broadcasted on social media, and have been seen more than 2 million of time.
More complaints has been heard about condition of the toilets after used by Chinese tourist, especially at the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun).
Chalermchai, manager of White Temple, has denied to let entry to Chinese tourists by third times before letting them pass. He claimed to AFP that “”We had problems with some Chinese who defecated anywhere, so I asked the guides to explain to them that rules must be respected in Thailand”.
However, not the same culture
At White Temple, some guides has to find some diplomatic solution in order to avoid to offend Chinese tourists.
Government Authorities in Bangkok has built new diplomatic relationship with China, becoming allies. Thus, with more convenient visa policies between China and Thailand, and the increase of Chinese middle class which travel more oversea, more Chinese tourists should go in Thailand this year.
Obviously, Chinese authorities do not wish to increase troubles with China.
For example, they claim that Chinese tourists don’t create troubles for them, they are kind people. For them, these troubles are only cultural misunderstanding because of different culture.
For most of Chinese tourists, Thailand is a dream and it seems they will be more and more to go there for holidays.
How to Attract Chinese tourists in Thailand ?
- Work on Baidu
- Website in Chinese
- Social Media : Wechat & Weibo
- work on your online reputation
- Use online Media
- Advertising online with attractive offer
- Use luyoudaren star travellers
- Encourage to writte travelnotes