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LGBTQ+ Tourism - Case Study

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  • 20 Pages
  • February 2023
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5758723
This case study looks at the increasing interest behind the niche tourism segment of LGBTQ+ Tourism. It discusses the concept of LGBTQ+ Tourism, motivations behind LGBTQ+ Tourism, LGBTQ+ Tourism in the media and the role of travel industry players and tourism bodies. The case study also discusses the challenges facing LGBTQ+ Tourism and the impacts it may have as well as the potential benefits associated with LGBTQ+ Tourism. Finally, this case study looks at types of LGBTQ+ destinations and explores key destinations around the world.

Key Highlights

LGBTQ+ tourism is a type of travel that is specifically catered towards individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other non-heterosexual orientations. This type of tourism includes destinations, activities, and events that are welcoming and accepting of LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. LGBTQ+ tourism has grown in popularity in recent years, as more destinations and businesses have recognized the economic potential of this market segment. It is a way for LGBTQ+ individuals to explore new places, connect with other members of the community, and celebrate their identities in a safe and supportive environment.
The origins of LGBTQ+ tourism can be traced back to the emergence of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. As LGBTQ+ individuals began to demand more rights and visibility, they also sought out spaces where they could gather and connect with others who shared their experiences and identities. This led to the development of LGBTQ+ neighborhoods and enclaves in major cities, such as San Francisco's Castro District and New York's Greenwich Village, which became important centers for LGBTQ+ culture and tourism. LGBTQ+ tourism is a segment of the travel industry that focuses on serving the needs and interests of LGBTQ+ individuals.
It is a market that has grown significantly over the past few decades as a result of changing societal attitudes towards LGBTQ+ individuals and the emergence of the LGBTQ+ rights movement. LGBTQ+ tourism is unique in that it is not simply about providing travelers with a place to stay or things to do; it is also about creating an environment in which LGBTQ+ individuals feel safe, accepted, and valued.

Reasons to Buy

  • Gain an understanding of LGBTQ+ Tourism.
  • Recognize the range of the potential challenges and associated benefits of LGBTQ+ Tourism.
  • Gain an understanding of LGBTQ+ Tourism motivations. Gain an understanding of the role of the media, travel industry players and tourism bodies.

Table of Contents

  • LGBTQ+ Tourism overview
  • Main findings
  • Key Travel Players Supporting the LGBTQ+ Traveler
  • Understanding LGBTQ+ Tourism
  • LGBTQ+ Tourism motivations
  • LGBTQ+ Tourism in the media
  • The role of Travel Industry Players, Tourism Bodies and Governments
  • Potential benefits associated with LGBTQ+ Tourism
  • The challenges facing LGBTQ+ Tourism
  • Types of LGBTQ+ Tourism
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Appendix

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • RSVP Vacations
  • Out Adventures
  • Intrepid Travel
  • Olivia Travel
  • Tzell Travel Group
  • Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
  • Airbnb
  • Marriott International
  • Delta Air Lines
  • American Airlines
  • TUI Group
  • Virgin Voyages
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • AIG Travel
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest