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.
( Post by Carlos Melia ) The new Spring 2012 Issue of Connextions Magazine is OUT and ONLINE. This time including an article by me, entitled A Thailand Chronicle. Check it OUT !!! BTW I will be heading back to Thailand soon, for a few days, so stay tuned for more of this stunning destinations. Also check the official Thailand Gay Travel Blog (we are inviting others to join us and submit their experiences, photos and videos to share with others, contact me directly). Post by Carlos Melia – www.carlosmeliablog.com
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( Post by Carlos Melia ) GayTravel.com tweeted today …” it’s up Carlos Melia weekly column in our blog: River Kwai, Thailand…”. Thank you GayTravel.com for featuring Thailand and CarlosMeliaBlog.com. For more information about Amazing Thailand please visit Thailand Gay Travel Blog or follow the Facebook Page and Twitter. GayTravel.com till next week. > Post by Carlos Melia – www.carlosmeliablog.com
( Post by Carlos Melia ) Thank you dot429.com for the write up and video about myself and my amazing two month research trip to Thailand. I look forward sharing my videos and post from CarlosMeliaBlog.com with all the members and followers at dot429.com all 2012. For those not familiar with dot429.com, is an online and event-driven professional social network. Through social media, inspiring events and an online magazine, dot429 creates opportunities and connections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender business leaders. Connect, engage, discover, inspire at dot429.com. Do not miss the brand new blog Thailand Gay Travel with all my travel stories and new ones from others. Post by Carlos Melia – www.carlosmeliablog.com
There’s a pleasant breeze blowing down Bangkok’s Chao Praya River this morning, much to the delight of those enjoying breakfast at Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-La, and other vaunted luxury hotels that line it. At the former, a gay couple sprinkle chopped chives on each other’s sunny-side-up eggs and suck up the Los Angeles-like springtime weather. Read the full post by Passport Magazine @ Gay Travel: Bangkok Update
( Post by Carlos Melia ) According to CNN GO with base in Asia, Thailand is a very strong case on LGBT Travel compared to other Asian destinations. And I am happy and honored to say that CarlosMeliaBlog.com has a big part on that. Last week during the 1st. Asian Gay and Lesbian Tourism and Hospitality Symposium, together with the Marketing team of the Tourism Authority of Thailand with base in New York, we showed to the attendees and the international press the work we have been doing in mutual collaboration to position Thailand as the top LGBT friendly destination in Asia and among the top 10 in the World. India was the host country of this Symposium, which took place in New Delhi, mainly supported and coordinated by the private sector, with complete absence of the Indian Tourism Office, which put a big question mark into many of us. Completely different is the case of Thailand, where the Tourism Office has joined the private sectors to promote and potentiate the arrival of regional and international LGBT travelers from all over the world with main focus on Luxury, Gourmet, Wine, Culture, Religion, Beach and Adventure. I was appointed by TAT New York to be the person to research and communicate this message through my blog and other various international media outlets. Proud and honored to have such and important network like CNN recognize the work and effort that together TAT New York and myself have been working very hard for the last few months. Thank you CNN GO for empathizing with our project. You may read the full article @ India: Unofficially ready for gay travelers. Mai Pen Rai Thailand. Post by Carlos Melia – www.carlosmeliablog.com