From the opinions I hear from many Thai people around me, he would do great if he reopens. Especially after all those promises of reopening. Now everything looked as if they will reopen, and then this guy stands in the way.
I remember 15 or 20 years ago when Thailand said exactly the same thing. They wanted to do away with the backpackers and go after high end tourists (and they've been saying it in various degrees since).
Lately, it's been more along the lines of 'get rid of the sexpats and go for the wholesome milk skinned families.'
So be it. Let them try. The market will decide. Backpackers still come here - despite the crackdown on full moon parties and rising prices. Sexpats still have a decent time despite their best efforts to implant a 7 eleven and mini-mart where every bar once was, have early closing times, and restrict liquor.
I've been to a number of high end destinations and Bangkok doesn't really fit in with that group. It's sort of like Manila trying to be Baden-Baden or Monaco.
I see they have back tracked again about opening in October they need to think about there residents & open so they can make there money I know they wont open hospitality till maybe November but they need to open with no quarantine to get more tourists in as most tourists won't come while the quarantine period is still going on I have rebooked again for April & want to see my friends again keep up the good work paul white
The cool thing is that I don't know you, nor care if you believe what I believe. While I do think there are things I should do with my life hear on earth. Educating you personally, is not one of those things. I wish you the best of luck, and harbor no ill will. We will probs have to agree to disagree on our POV. In essence - it's just not worth my time.