Re: Thai tour guides claim foreigners stealing their jobs, ruining country (PM Friday, 03 January 2014) – I agree with the tour guides. I had a holiday in Thailand many years ago. The airport holiday rep. told me to go to a certain coach when I exited immigration, etc., (I was one of the first to do so) and all the holiday reps., apart from one, were “Europeans”. The exception was a “local” lady and I was hoping that she would be the one for the hotel that I was going to be staying in; for the reason that the tour guides are quoting. She was, and that hotel group had a far more interesting holiday because of it; although I did wonder – as her very good English was more of the American type – if she was a Vietnamese refugee who had found refuge in Thailand from the Vietnam War!