The Tourism Authority of Thailand is set to increase tourism arrivals from Latin America, in part through a plan to present Thailand as a friendly destination for LGBT travellers.
Last week the TAT organised the first meeting of some 40 tourism operators from Latin America, including from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Colombia, along with Thai operators.
Jefferson Santos, the TAT representative to South America, said there is a huge community of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people in Latin America, especially in Brazil, which has 20 million LGBT people.
“We aim to promote Thailand as a LGBT-friendly destination and show them a safe tourism space by participating in the LGBT travel forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil this June,” Mr Santos said.
The TAT will also host the LGBT+ Travel Symposium 2019 during Sept 5-6, he said.