Articles tagged “lgbt”

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

Business Travel

Bathroom Bills Are Upending the Meetings Industry Across the U.S.

Besides stripping away the fundamental rights of an already marginalized group, the stack of "Bathroom Bills" piling up in state legislatures around the country will only drive away meetings and conventions, and the valuable economic income they bring with them.

Bathroom Bills Are Upending the Meetings Industry Across the U.S.

Tourism

North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ May Cost Them Sports Tourism Revenue, Again

Apparently North Carolina is having amnesia about how the "Bathroom Bill" damages their sports tourism industry. Texas may want to pay attention to this.

North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ May Cost Them Sports Tourism Revenue, Again

Online Travel

LGBT Tourism Is Still Resilient After a Year of Milestones and Setbacks

It's been a year of triumphs and also, unfortunately, more challenges for LGBT travelers. One truth that Orlando underscored is that the LGBT travel market is one of the most resilient and is not easily deterred from traveling and celebrating their community.

LGBT Tourism Is Still Resilient After a Year of Milestones and Setbacks

Tourism

6 Charts Showing State of LGBT Travel in the U.S.

When planning marketing campaigns for the LGBT community it's important to remember that each letter of the acronym represents a different identity. Each identity has its own travel preferences just like any other group, from where they prefer to stay to where they like to spend their money.

6 Charts Showing State of LGBT Travel in the U.S.