Phuket Pride runs until this Sunday
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Phuket Pride runs until this Sunday

Phuket Pride runs until this Sunday
Phuket Pride.

To mark marriage equality in Thailand and Pride Month, Phuket Pride is bringing colour to the old town through a range of creative activities until Sunday. Designed around the theme of "Equality for All - Be Yourself, Be Respect, Be Proud", the local LGBTQIA2S+ community is organizing the Paradise Street Party in Soi Paradise, Patong.

Tomorrow, Miss Queen Andaman Power 2024 at Jungceylon will serve as an open forum, allowing transgenders to share their views on rights, equality in Thailand, and ideas for enhancing the community's sexual well-being.

On Saturday, the fun continues with the Drag Queen of Pride 2024 where LGBTQIA2S+ will showcase their creativity in various performances at Jungceylon. Phuket Pride Week Parade starts at Duangjitt Resort and goes along Thaweewong Road (also known as Patong Beach Road) before turning onto Bangla Road to Jungceylon, which will serve as the festival's grand finale on Sunday.


Centara Hotels and Resorts.

Centara adds benefits for cardmembers

Centara Hotels & Resorts has collaborated with Central Restaurants Group (CRG) to provide CentaraThe1 members additional benefits by converting loyalty points into cash vouchers and other rewards at group outlets across Thailand.

Members can redeem 900 points via to receive a CRG cash coupon worth 100 baht. These vouchers can then be utilised at a wide range of popular restaurants, including Mister Donut, Auntie Anne's, Pepper Lunch, Chabuton, Cold Stone Creamery, Yoshinoya, Tenya, Katsuya, Arigato and Terraces de Bangkok. Members can also enjoy special savings on movie tickets, spa and massage treatments, buffet vouchers and more.



Agoda offers huge honeymoon prize to gay newlyweds

Joining the celebration of marriage equality in Thailand, digital travel platform Agoda will provide a honeymoon voucher of up to 350,000 baht to one of the first LGBTQIA2S+ couples who legally marry in Thailand. The couple will be able to spend the amount on accommodation, flights and activities on Agoda's travel platform.

The winning couple will be able to select a round trip to the destination of their choosing, with an all-in value of up to 350,000 baht. They will get access to more than 4 million holiday properties worldwide, 130,000 flight routes, and thousands of activities on Agoda's platform. Agoda will reveal the details of how to get the honeymoon package once the legislative reform has been fully approved.


Thai destinations remain popular over Labour Day

According to Group's latest data, Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul and Taipei were the hottest holiday destinations among travellers worldwide for the Labour Day weekend. Short-distance travel within Asia rose during Japan's Golden Week, which ran from April 29 to May 5, and China's Labour Day holiday from May 1-5.

It also showed that Thailand's idyllic islands were popular, with the Similan Islands and Koh Racha Yai ranking among the top attractions, along with the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Tiffany's Show Pattaya and Simon Cabaret Phuket.

Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Hat Yai were the top five cities in Thailand during this time, while Koh Samui was one of the most popular destinations among Chinese travellers.

"We continue to work closely with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to promote inbound tourism through various initiatives, including our successful 'Super World Trip Boss Live' streams that have generated over 370 million baht in gross merchandise value in 2024 alone. We look forward to welcoming more travellers to Thailand through our all-in-one platform," said Diane Cui, general manager of Thailand.

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