Articles tagged “lgbt”

Tour Operators

U.S. Tour Operators Face Heat for Not Taking Stand on Anti-LGBTQ Laws

Tour operators angry about states enacting anti-LGBT laws shouldn't reward those places. Those companies can absolutely find more welcoming destinations for their guests.

U.S. Tour Operators Face Heat for Not Taking Stand on Anti-LGBTQ Laws

Tourism

Why It’s Time to Pay More Attention to the LGBTQ Traveler

It’s a big risk to ignore the LGBTQ traveler. Why? Because this community is ready to reward the destinations and brands that pay attention to it.

Why It’s Time to Pay More Attention to the LGBTQ Traveler

Tourism

Disney’s Special Status May Be Revoked by Florida Lawmakers in LGBTQ Rebuke

Feels like a tit-for-tat move, regardless of one's views of the underlying political issue.

Disney’s Special Status May Be Revoked by Florida Lawmakers in LGBTQ Rebuke

Hotels

Cuba’s Tourism Industry Hopes LGBTQ-Friendly Hotels Signal a New Era

Travel executives expect the hotels to help improve visibility for the LGBTQ+ community during a period when the government is considering a family code that, if approved, would legalize civil unions among same sex couples in Cuba.

Cuba’s Tourism Industry Hopes LGBTQ-Friendly Hotels Signal a New Era

Business Travel

Renewed LGBTQ Travel Is Focus of Travel Advisors But Not Destination Marketing

It's obviously tremendous for the tourism industry that LGBTQ travelers have been enthusiastic about hitting the road this summer. Imagine how much more revenue destinations could earn if they did a better job of marketing to that community.

Renewed LGBTQ Travel Is Focus of Travel Advisors But Not Destination Marketing

Airlines

United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

United is the first U.S. airline to let its passengers pick a gender option other than male or female when booking tickets. Delta and other carriers said last month that they plan to make similar moves shortly. We’re with they/them.

United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

Tourism

Thailand Tourism Gets a LGBTQ-Friendly Boost

Thailand is advancing same-sex partnership legislation. And one of the nation’s biggest industries, tourism, is set to benefit.

Thailand Tourism Gets a LGBTQ-Friendly Boost

Business Travel

Global Business Travel Can Still Present a Vexing Challenge for LGBT Travelers

Companies are providing more information to help employees make educated decisions about business travel to countries that criminalize same-sex relationships. Travel managers must make such guidance available to everyone — and companies should have an advocate or employee resource group in place to support travelers with concerns.

Global Business Travel Can Still Present a Vexing Challenge for LGBT Travelers

Tourism

New Zealand Sees Boom in Same-Sex Destination Weddings

While Down Under has rejected marriage for same-sex couples, equality exists three hours away in New Zealand, which claims rising numbers of international visitors choosing it as a wedding destination.

New Zealand Sees Boom in Same-Sex Destination Weddings

Airlines

TSA Video Seeks to Reassure Transgender Travelers

Sadly, it seems the TSA is still far away from recognizing that its policy requiring travelers to assume a gender when passing through security causes distress to many members of the LGBTQ community.

TSA Video Seeks to Reassure Transgender Travelers