LGBTQ travelers are Ready to Travel

According to USA  Today,  LGBTQ travelers leading the way to tourism recovery.

“Gays lead, and the rest follow,” Roger Dow tells the National LGBT Media Association. Dow is president and CEO of U.S. Travel Association, the Washington, D.C.-based organization representing all segments of travel in America.  “They’re adventurous and like new experiences. They have a penchant for travel far greater than their heterosexual counterparts. They travel more and spend more when they travel. They’re the darlings of the travel industry when it comes to spending and dollars.

Many gay resorts and hotels are already booked  up  for the upcoming winter  season.

LGBTQ tour companies and travel agents have a direct connection to queer travelers and report strong interest in and bookings of travel.

“After (releasing) our entire tour schedule through the end of 2022, we saw our largest month of sales in our 12-year history,” says Robert Sharp, co-founder and CEO of Out Adventures.

Kelli Carpenter, co-founder of R Family Vacations, adds: “Our highest sales have come from our river cruise products and international tour business, showing that travelers are ready to explore the world again.”

 

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