Reader Talkback Thailand: What exactly is, in your opinion, a “quality” tourist?

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The following is our weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and get their insight and opinions. We then share their feedback a week later and pick a variety of diverse and interesting responses.

This week, we want to ask: What exactly is, in your opinion, a “quality” tourist?

Some context around this question:

We often hear from the Thai government that they want to attract more “Quality” tourists. This is usually not given any sort of explanation and is open to wide interpretation.

So, we wanted to ask YOU, our readers, what you think a quality tourist is. Is it spending? Is it tourists who don’t drink or party? Is it tourists who try to truly learn about Thai culture? Is it tourists who visit outside of big tourist areas like Pattaya or Phuket? Is it someone who doesn’t post negative reviews or feedback online? Is it someone on a tour group? What do YOU think?

We look forward to hearing from you! Tell us on our social media channels, in the comments below, or if you prefer your comment to be private mail us at We will publish the results and select a variety of diverse responses early next week, as always!

Mr. Adam Judd is the Co-owner of TPN media since December 2017. He is originally from Washington D.C., America, but has also lived in Dallas, Sarasota, and Portsmouth. His background is in retail sales, HR, and operations management, and has written about news and Thailand for many years. He has lived in Pattaya for over eight years as a full-time resident, is well known locally and been visiting the country as a regular visitor for over a decade. His full contact information, including office contact information, can be found on our Contact Us page below. Stories please e-mail About Us: Contact Us: