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The Focus Group Radio features Thailand with Carlos Melia

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The Focus Group Radio features Thailand with Carlos Melia |  The Focus Group Radio |  Tim Bennett and John Nash, Co- hosts of  THE FOCUS GROUP at Sirius XM OutQ 108 interview Khun Srisuda Wanapinyosak – Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand New York Office and Carlos Meliawww.carlosmeliablog.com, during the course of the 29th IGLTA Annual Convention in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The Focus Group, an entertaining look at the out side of business, every Saturday morning LIVE at 11am EST, with a replay on Sunday’s at 10am. ( www.focusgroupradio.com ). Check the whole show featuring various destinations like Argentina, Manchester, among others. CM

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The Power of LGBT Diversity in the Workplace and Marketplace

Fridae and IBM will hold the first conference of its kind in Bangkok, Thailand on May 8 as part of its ongoing efforts to promote the empowerment of LGBTs in Asia.

Titled “The Power of LGBT Diversity in the Workplace and Marketplace”, the conference is expected to bring together human resource professionals, senior executives, diversity champions, corporate decision makers, labour union leaders and policy makers, and LGBT community advocates to discuss key diversity issues relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.

Key speakers of the event include Anthony Tenicela, a Business Development Executive and Global Leader for Workforce Diversity and LGBT Markets at IBM and Paul Thompson, Executive Chairman of Fridae Limited.

They will be joined by a panel of experts to promote the understanding of the business case for LGBT diversity practices in corporations, share best diversity practices to leverage on LGBT human capital and the impact on the revenue, growth and productivity of companies; and discuss role of LGBTs and the understanding of diversity in Asian markets.

Event details
Date: May 8, 2012 (Tues) Time 9 am to 2 pm (includes lunch)
Venue: VIE Hotel Bangkok, 117/39-40 Phaya Thai Road (Ratchathewi BTS Station)
The event is free.

For more information and to register, visit fridae.asia/diversity. Registration closes April 25. As this is an exclusive seminar, limited seats are available. We will send you a confirmation email following successful registration. If you are unable to attend the seminar after registering, please notify us as soon as possible.

Thailand present at the IGLTA 29th Annual Convention

Thailand Gay Travel, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Carlos Melia welcome the international LGBT Media and Travel Professional during the course of the IGLTA 29th Annual Global Convention 2012 in Florianopolis, Brazil. There they announce the soon to be launched dedicated LGBT Microsite Go Thai Be Free (www.gothaibefree.com). Read the full article at CarlosMeliaBlog.com

Baan Suk Jai Bed & Breakfast Bangkok

Baan Suk Jai Bed & Breakfast Bangkok  |  Bangkok, Thailand  |  Stay as a local, while you enjoy this personalized, friendly, comfortable and informal Bed and Breakfast only minutes away from the main attraction of Bangkok. A complex of Thai houses, almost unique in the city, run by both Molly, the owner and Pen, the local Thai lady that will show you what local camaraderie and Thai cuisine are supposed to be. Unpretentious, welcoming, cozy and overall great value for money/comfort/experience. See and Read full post @ CarlosMeliaBlog.com

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Davey Wavey dishes about his experience in Thailand

Davey Wavey dishes about his experience in Thailand with all his fans. Thank you Davey and GayTravel.com
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30 Thousand Buddhist Monks take over Bangkok


( Post by Carlos Melia ) This morning at 7AM the streets on Chinatown in Bangkok, where literally taken over by a sort of Buddhist Monks Flash Mov, commemorating the Buddha Enlightenment and the 84th. Birthday of King Rama IX. 30 thousand Buddhist monks, gathered from corners of Thailand at 6.30AM in the morning at Chinatown to collect the Alms Giving by the local Thai people. Read the rest of this page »

Thailand welcomes LGBT Press & Travel Professionals in Luxury

 The Tourism Authority of Thailand – New York office is proud and pleased to welcome and announce the first ever, official Gay and Lesbian Media and Travel educational/promotional trip to Thailand the Land of Smiles. Leading members of the LGBT Press and Travel Professionals from United States and Canada will arrive tomorrow to Bangkok to experience Thailand and all its highlights in a ten days itinerary that will cover Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle. Go Thai Be Free. !!!! Sawadee. Thailand Gay Travel / Thailand Gay Travel Blog. Some of the leading media outlets where you will be able to read about this trip are: GayTravel.com, Passport Magazine, DOT429.com, Xtra.com, CarlosMeliaBlog.com, Queerty.com and GayCities.com. We are also very proud count among our travel professionals members of IGLTA, Virtuoso and Signature Travel. Safe travels to everyone and see you in Thailand. CM

(*) Special Thanks to all our sponsors all over Thailand for their support and commitment to the International LGBT Travel Community. Sponsoring Hotels: Four Seasons Hotels Thailand, (Bangkok) The Muse Hotel, Le Meridien, St. Regis Hotel, Oriental Residences, Banyan Tree and SIAM Hotel. (Phuket) Paresa Resort, Andara Resort, Trisara Resort. (Krabi) Rayavadee Resort, Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay. (Chiang Mai) Tamarin Village, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. Sponsoring Restaurnts: (Bangkok) Issaya Siamese Club, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Ruen Urai, Biscotti. APSARA Dining Cruise. (Phuket) LIM’s Restaurant.

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Eat Me Bangkok never disappoints you

( Post by Carlos Melia ) Unassuming. Fabulous Restaurant. Hidden. Secret. Never a dissapointment. No attitude are the words to define this hidden gem in the heart of Bangkok. Of course, the name can be a bit of a turn off, assuming it will be  an over the top pretentious restaurant. And it is indeed, but in the best way possible. From the bar tender to the Darren his owner, they will all make you feel so welcomed and cozy that you will just feel like at the living room of your own home, with the twist of great cocktails, ambiance and fusion dishes. Eat Me, was inspired by the classic of Alice in Wonderland. A cake with “EAT ME” on it causes Alice to grow to such a tremendous size her head hits the ceiling, well in this case, I felt that my tummy was growing to he point of bursting. Read the rest of this page »

Stay 03 Nights and only Pay 02 at Siam City Bangkok

Stay 03 Nights and only Pay 02 at Siam City Bangkok. The Siam City Hotel would like to announce a fabulous offer that is available from now until October 2012. For every two-night stay you book, they’ll give you one extra night for free. !!! This offer includes international buffet breakfast, unlimited WiFi access and no cancellation fee within 24 hours of arrival. Bookings and More @ www.carlosmeliablog.com

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Ban Chiang Traditional THAI Cuisine in Silom

 ( Post by Carlos Melia ) Ban Chiang Traditional Thai Cuisine is a melting pot for the international crews of every single airline in the world, Ban Chiang is a charming Thai Restaurant where flavors, scents and great traditional Thai cuisine meet simile street food in style with excellent prices and atmosphere. Your choose, you ma seat outside or inside a typical Thai house, with tree floors and most important during this time of the year… air conditioning. Not local enough, but not touristic either, it is a great option for those looking for a first full Thai meal in Bangkok, without paying high prices. Located just behind the Holiday Inn hotel in the area of Silom. Read the rest of this page »

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