Thailand hopes to shed seedy ‘sex tourism’ image

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Thailand’s tourism body has said in a statement that it “strongly opposes any form of sex tourism”, reports Channel News Asia.

The country expects to welcome a record 37.55 million tourists this year.

“The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) ensures that its marketing strategy and policy to move Thailand forward as the ‘Quality Destination’ has stepped in the right direction … and strongly opposes any form of sex tourism,” the TAT said in a statement.

There are about 123,530 sex workers in Thailand, according to a 2014 UNAIDS report.

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