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7 Dec 2018

Tourism Authority of Thailand Shows Support for Asia's Biggest LGBT New Year Festival - The White Party Bangkok

In a very positive development, Thailand’s Tourism Authority has become an official sponsor of The White Party Bangkok. 

 

Thailand, which recently announced plans to introduce a formal same-sex Partnership, [ insert hyperlink on “plans” to https://www.fridae.asia/gay-news/2018/11/06/14356.thailand-same-sex-lifetime-partnership-bill-moving-forward ] potentially by the end of this year, is increasingly recognised as an open and welcoming place for the LGBT Community. Indeed, the White Party Bangkok is expected to attract more than 15,000 visitors from all over the world, including many from our Community in China. 
We see this as an extremely positive development in recognising the value of the LGBT Consumer, which in turn can supports LGBT Equality. Evidencing this, according to estimates for 2018 from LGBT Capital [ insert hyperlink on “LGBT Capital” to www.lgbt-capital.com ], LGBT Inbound International Tourism revenue for Thailand equates to THB 174 billion, well in excess of 1% of Thailand’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). 
Last year, the White Party Bangkok (WPBKK) had over 14,000 people from 50+ countries attending the 4-day festival, making WPBKK the largest gay New Year Festival in all of Asia - and one of the biggest in the world! The WPBKK 2018 was also the winner of 'CircuitX Party of the Year 2018' beating out some of the world's most well-known gay dance festivals, such as Circuit Barcelona, Tel Aviv Pride, Mardi Gras Sydney – and making Bangkok the ‘go to' gay destination this New Year! For a video from last years event, click here! [ insert hyperlink on “here” to https://youtu.be/4VcfBnZUPro ]
Thailand is known as the land of smiles, known for its beautiful beaches and scenery and its warm welcoming people. As we reported last week, this year’s White Party promises to be an awesome event, with Top International DJs, including Sagi Kariv and Thailand’s own Superstar DJ Spectrum K. [ insert hyperlink on “reported last week” to https://www.fridae.asia/gay-news/2018/11/25/14383.white-party-time-in-bangkok ]
It’s great to see that a fun happy event like the White Party has attracted this level of support and can combine having a fun time over the New Year with offering value to Thailand from this kind of Tourism, and to help bring about positive change for our Community. Fridae would like to congratulate Blue and the White Party team for this achievement!

 

Thailand, which recently announced plans to introduce a formal same-sex Partnership, potentially by the end of this year, is increasingly recognised as an open and welcoming place for the LGBT Community. Indeed, the White Party Bangkok is expected to attract more than 15,000 visitors from all over the world, including many from our Community in China. 

We see this as an extremely positive development in recognising the value of the LGBT Consumer, which in turn can supports LGBT Equality. Evidencing this, according to estimates for 2018 from LGBT Capital, LGBT Inbound International Tourism revenue for Thailand equates to THB 174 billion, well in excess of 1% of Thailand’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Last year, the White Party Bangkok (WPBKK) had over 14,000 people from 50+ countries attending the 4-day festival, making WPBKK the largest gay New Year Festival in all of Asia - and one of the biggest in the world! The WPBKK 2018 was also the winner of 'CircuitX Party of the Year 2018' beating out some of the world's most well-known gay dance festivals, such as Circuit Barcelona, Tel Aviv Pride, Mardi Gras Sydney – and making Bangkok the ‘go to' gay destination this New Year! For a video from last years event, click here

Thailand is known as the land of smiles, known for its beautiful beaches and scenery and its warm welcoming people. As we reported last week, this year’s White Party promises to be an awesome event, with Top International DJs, including Sagi Kariv and Thailand’s own Superstar DJ Spectrum K.

It’s great to see that a fun happy event like the White Party has attracted this level of support and can combine having a fun time over the New Year with offering value to Thailand from this kind of Tourism, and to help bring about positive change for our Community. Fridae would like to congratulate Blue and the White Party team for this achievement!

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Reader's Comments

1. 2018-12-07 21:48  
why i am lazy to attend that party or songkran in BKK?
1. too many people attended the party
2. Roads just like ocean of people, everywhere walk always touch people skin because too crowded all over night
3. difficulty to find closer accommodation because of over booked
4. If i entered club, i must be in long and hours queue waiting for one out, one out-one in, although no boring queue because so many people got the same destiny and took eat or drink during in queue line, but sometime no hope to be able to enter club and should change plan to enter another club, should make many list of clubs as alternative

Comment #2 was deleted by its author on 2018-12-07 21:51
3. 2018-12-07 23:11  
situation in such kind of event was just like global massive migration
, it was like Reunion because i met many indonesian that i never met for long time at everywhere: on roads, markets, clubs, restaurant, train/bus, etc during day time
it was like one world with many nations citizen from all continents.
Negros, Latinos, white, arabian, asian..seem there was no more countries, just one nation.

Its look like we have too many brothers, and that time was golden opportunity to buy cloth because i never bought cloth in my own country.
I only bring one pair of cloth from home that i wear ( no wearing briefs) because i would buy G-string in BKK. Just bring little bag for passport /legal documentation only.
Comment edited on 2018-12-07 23:14:05
4. 2018-12-08 00:22
This is amazing and great recognition. Well done White Party!

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