The Tourism Authority of Thailand is partnering with dating app Tinder to offer tour packages specifically for matchmaking purposes.
Though Thailand’s borders are technically open to foreign tourists — at least those who are willing to quarantine in a hotel room for two weeks and pay for a visa application — the “Single Journey” initiative is aimed at locals as a way to encourage domestic travel.
There are plans for nine itineraries throughout the country, which will be launched with three pilot trips. The first, on December 20, is a cruise along Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River for up to 100 singletons.
The day-long experience includes sightseeing, dinner and a talk from a Feng Shui expert “who will share tips on how to pay homage to Buddha and ask for blessings,” which should invariably give tongue-tied daters something to talk about.
The other two pilot experiences are a beachside party and concert in Phuket and a train trip to a dam.