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    Cambodia : Kingdom courts gay tourists

    Kingdom courts gay tourists
    Soeun Say
    Thursday, 03 February 2011

    Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism has welcomed a bid to launch a global campaign to encourage gay and lesbian travellers to the Kingdom, an official told The Post today.According to a press release posted online today, some Cambodian tourism businesses have set up a global campaign called “Adore Cambodia!” to let gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender tourists know they are welcome in the country.

    “Siem Reap is remarkable because major players in the hospitality and service industries are comfortable extending a genuine welcome specifically to GLBT visitors,” John Goss, director of Utopia-Asia.com, which lists more than 70 gay-owned and gay-friendly businesses around Cambodia, was quoted as saying.

    An openly gay businessman, named as Sopheara, was quoted as saying: “Mutual respect between people is deeply a part of Khmer culture.

    “Gays and lesbians are included as long as cultural traditions are respected. More and more Cambodians, in all strata of society, are living an open gay life.

    “But you won’t find provocative displays of sexuality here.”

    Today, So Sokvuthy, director of promotion department of Ministry of Tourism said that although the ministry was not informed of the plan, he welcomed any company or person that wanted to promote the tourism sector.

    “It is not a problem, if they do not break the traditions [of Cambodia]. We have no policy to discriminate on sex, national and religious grounds. We really support them,” said So Sokvuthy.

    He added that the ministry was open to all companies wanting to promote the Kingdom.

    “It will let tourists know about Cambodia and attract tourists come to the country if they promote tourism,” he said.

    The press release added that “with the spread of ultra-cheap flights from regional hubs like Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, gay and lesbian tourists have discovered a quiet haven of tolerance, culture and world heritage that is actively reaching out to the economically powerful GLBT niche travel market” in Cambodia.

    The campaign logo design, it continued, has been based on the Runbdul flower depicted in the six colours of the “internationally recognised gay rainbow”.

    phnompenhpost.com

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    Blue is rushing to book his ticket right now.

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    Inviting kids to the candy store.

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    not sure cambodia would be a destination for gays
    but a nice gesture all the same
    and blue can rest easy.

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    As Thailand is expensive for tourists,
    i was thinking of going to Cambodia for my holidays later this year , but that programme about paedophiles put me off.
    Dirt roads ,children begging , planet sized fat bastards paedos boozing in grubby bars .

    Might go back to southern Baja California in Mexico instead , nice and quiet , and no fags there to raise my blood pressure

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    don't see anybody there blue
    has it got 'any' people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    As Thailand is expensive for tourists,
    i was thinking of going to Cambodia for my holidays later this year , but that programme about paedophiles put me off.
    Dirt roads ,children begging , planet sized fat bastards paedos boozing in grubby bars .

    Might go back to southern Baja California in Mexico instead , nice and quiet , and no fags there to raise my blood pressure
    I lived in California for many years and can tell you that the tourist industry in Mexico is hurting badly. Used to go there a lot, but no more. The crime situation there is at a level where just going out at night is foolish. It was a 2 hour drive from my house to the Mexican border and I would not do it if I was still there, suggest you don't either. If Mexico is advertising in Britain for tourists, it's probably because most of the Americans who used to go there have stopped going.
    PS: The Mexican Police make the Thai Police seem like boy scouts. Absolute monsters in uniforms.

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    i went to Mexico bout 8 years ago , there seemed to be low crime rate in Baja California Sur-
    perhaps because not that many people there
    500 000 , in total
    200,000 of them in la paz
    though police had taken money off some American motorists i met

    i thought the drug crime violence etc was more on the mainland near the USA border ,
    but i'll look into it thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Might go back to southern Baja California in Mexico instead , nice and quiet , and no fags there to raise my blood pressure
    That is a beautiful beach.

    It would be a shame to see it spoilt by boozing planet sized fat bastard paedos.

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