Bangkok After Hours - eBook

Bangkok After Hours - eBook
One Man's Wild Erotic Adventures in the Red Light Districts of Bangkok, Pattaya & Asia After Hours.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tourism Ministry Want Single Men to Stop Visiting Thailand for Sex.

From Asian Correspondent News is the story about how authorities in Thailand are clamping down on prostitution in the country amid the Tourism Ministry’s bid to purge its reputation as a prime commercial sex destination. Police have begun mounting raids on brothels in Bangkok in recent weeks, targeting well known establishments in the kingdom’s capital.
Despite the appeal of Thailand’s sex industry among foreigners, Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said it is not the main attraction among tourists to the country.
“Tourists don’t come to Thailand for such a thing. They come here for our beautiful culture,” Kobkarn was quoted saying to Reuters, as reported in the Straits Times.
“We want Thailand to be about quality tourism. We want the sex industry gone,” Kobkarn said.
While the majority seeking commercial sex in the country is comprised mainly of Thai men, foreign tourists are also among those who contribute significantly to the industry in Thailand. On average, Thailand receives around 10 million tourists annually, of which some 60 percent stood among males, according to World Outreach International.

The organization estimated that 70 percent of male tourists who visit Thailand come specifically for sex – which means approximately 4.2 million men have flocked to the predominantly conservative Buddhist country for sex tourism over the last few years.

Commentary: So a country with a struggling economy would prefer to send 70 percent of it's single male tourists to other countries to spend their wads of cash on fun and games? Insert laugh track "Here".

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