As the global visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community increases, there has a steady increase in interest in this community as a consumer group, a trend which is particularly evident in the travel industry. A 2012 Global Tourism Report on LGBT Tourism published by the World Tourism Organization and the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association shows that gay/bi men had taken an average of 3.9 trips in the past 12 months. With lesbian/bi women, that number was 3.3 trips.
American Airlines Re-Boards LGBT Confex WebWire (press release) George Carrancho, Manager of Diverse Segment Marketing for American Airlines will also present a conference workshop on the continuing growth of global LGBT tourism.
Mya Reyes's insight:
LGBT Confex is a tremendous educational opportunity for Mexican and South American companies desiring to reach out to the LGBT traveler.
Passport Magazine (blog) Gay and Lesbian Travel Sector Growing Passport Magazine (blog) We know better than most that gays and lesbians are constantly out globe trotting; though, it is nice to have yet another study to back up just how large the...
Mya Reyes's insight:
Growth in gay travel significantly higher than general market travel.
Breaking Travel News Palm Springs celebrates gay weddings with new website Breaking Travel News To celebrate California's new same-sex marriage laws, the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism has launched a new website to help LGBT couples plan their big...
Gay Travel: Baltimore Gay and Lesbian Weddings Passport Magazine (blog) Since Maryland became one of the latest states to legalize same-sex weddings, Baltimore's wedding business has been booming, and visitors to Charm City can enjoy a wedding with...
Iowa, Minnesota vie for gay wedding tourism dollars Omaha World-Herald According to a report from the Williams Institute, a LGBT-focused think tank at the University of California, about $12 million was spent on gay weddings and related tourism in...
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