Gay travel gets global spotlight

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
January 23, 2012 10:35 AM |

UNWTO.jpgThe International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association announced last week that the United Nations World Tourism Organization unveiled its first report on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) tourism during FITUR, Spain’s leading international tourism trade fair.

Created in partnership with the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, the inaugural 40-page “Global Report on LGBT Tourism” includes case studies and commentaries documenting the economic and social impact of LGBT travel.

In a press release issued by IGLTA, Javier Blanco, Director, UNWTO Affiliate Members said “This report demonstrates the clear relationship between countries’ progressive policies toward LGBT people and the economic benefits for their tourism sector. Social benefits are becoming clearer too as more destinations are benefitting from the associated brand image of tolerance, inclusiveness and diversity.”

Washington, DC based Witeck Communications contributed to the report.

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