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What will happen to tourism in Thailand when the King dies?

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I've heard his son hates all backpackers and will ban tourism. Is this true?
9 years ago, October 18th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #89791  
Sorry, when the king dies will his son ban tourism

Any links with info? Thanks
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9 years ago, October 19th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #89864  
Uh, I very much doubt it, imagine what it would do to their economy. Reply to this

9 years ago, October 20th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #90061  
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After reading Self loathing in the backpacker ghetto, I'm beginning to understand why.


However, are the few bad apples ruining the whole bunch ?
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9 years ago, October 21st 2009 No: 4 Msg: #90074  
I read the blog i find intersting that, and its true that some backpackers and tourists have the minimal respect for the local culture and i feel sad.

But not all are the same. Reply to this

9 years ago, October 22nd 2009 No: 5 Msg: #90306  
Well, plenty of other countries to visit.

The kings son is no stranger to disrespecting others, so one would think he would have some tolerance for tourists who are 'disrespecting'. Reply to this

9 years ago, October 22nd 2009 No: 6 Msg: #90355  
I don't think they will. they're getting 20%!o(MISSING)f their GNP from tourism. It's going to make them suffer if they ban it


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9 years ago, October 25th 2009 No: 7 Msg: #90648  
What does the death of King Bumipol have to do with tourism? Rumour mongers love feeding this kind of information. The King is the King, tourism is tourism. The King has been dead for many years his wife runs the show in Thailand. The son is suspected of having aids and although he has claim to the throne may never see it. Reply to this

9 years ago, November 3rd 2009 No: 8 Msg: #91831  
If this would be true, which I doubt it is, I regret all the efforts that Thailand has made pushing their tourism like that. They're one of the leading in SEAsia along with Malaysia. Reply to this

9 years ago, November 3rd 2009 No: 9 Msg: #91879  

If this would be true, which I doubt it is, I regret all the efforts that Thailand has made pushing their tourism like that.


And what would be done with all those resorts and hotels, that nature was destroyed to make room for? Reply to this

9 years ago, November 4th 2009 No: 10 Msg: #92000  
Thanks for the info, I've just heard this rumor from more than one person, so I figured I'd do a little research before I believed them. Reply to this

9 years ago, November 5th 2009 No: 11 Msg: #92150  
I would suggest that tourism will carry on as per normal.
Colabamumbai-
The King is not dead-he is ill.I would'nt go around stating things like you have in your post.In Thailand that sort of statement could get you arrested on a charge of 'Lese Majeste'. Reply to this

9 years ago, November 5th 2009 No: 12 Msg: #92236  

In Thailand that sort of statement could get you arrested on a charge of 'Lese Majeste'.


Yeah, there is a thread or two here on TravelBlog about people getting arrested and imprisoned for saying just about anything negative about the king. Ridiculous, but true. Reply to this

9 years ago, November 5th 2009 No: 13 Msg: #92237  
It's still strict there, like in Dubai. Read of some stories (in Dubai) of foreigners really having horror stories due to debts. Anyways, heard the king's better. Reply to this

9 years ago, November 5th 2009 No: 14 Msg: #92239  
The king himself is reasonable and an impressive leader, but the Thai police are not so reasonable and think it is their duty to protect the king by imprisoning anybody who says, writes.... anything at all against him. Reply to this

9 years ago, November 6th 2009 No: 15 Msg: #92318  
Can't really blame the police,Mell -they're only carrying out their duties according to the law.It's the laws that need changing. Reply to this

9 years ago, November 6th 2009 No: 16 Msg: #92326  
Well, the king supports the changing of that particular law... Thank goodness, there is a leader with some common sense. For some reason, the police and the general public are not supporting/ are ignoring this particular opinion of the king, despite the widespread belief that the king is always right.

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9 years ago, November 11th 2009 No: 17 Msg: #93085  
It maybe possible but tourism is a part where a country may benefit because of the tourist. Even there are issues about the backpacker, there are some solutions to solve this and it will take a long deliberation on this. Reply to this

9 years ago, November 11th 2009 No: 18 Msg: #93136  
I dont think the kings son cares about solving any problems tourists cause. I think he thinks no further than he doesnt like tourists. Reply to this

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