Go Thai Be Free – with this slogan the Thai Tourism Office (TAT) solicits LGBTIQ* visits to the country. A new video campaign has been launched last week in which gay and lesbian couples explore the diversity of the country. At the same time the travel fair Fitur was taking place in Madrid.
An international symposium in Bangkok last summer was dedicated to the topic of LGBTIQ* Tourism, where numerous representatives of the Thai tourism industry could learn about this market and its potential.
Thailand is regarded as one of the most LGBTIQ*-friendly travel destinations in Asia. The country has a long tradition of welcoming visitors. In addition to the metropolis of Bangkok with plenty of gay bars and clubs, beach holiday destinations such as Phuket or Koh Samui are the most visited places. If you prefer nature, i.e. tropical rainforest and plenty of cultural hightlights, then you best head to north of the country to Chiang Mai.
Thailand’s current military government is supporting a bill that recognises same-sex marriages. If passed, it would make the country the first Asian state to introduce marriage for all.
The Thai tourism office will have its own booth in Berlin tourism fair’s (ITB) designated LGBTIQ* area and there present the contry and its attractions.
Thailand ranked 47th in the Spartacus Gay Travel Index 2019 next to other countries, including USA.
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