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Articles tagged “lgbt”

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

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

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

5 months ago

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

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

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

10 months ago

Spain Embraces Gay Tourism Despite Conservative Politics

Spain Embraces Gay Tourism Despite Conservative Politics

Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

Spending, as wall as familiarity, tends to break down the walls of intolerance.

1 year ago

Massive Gamers’ Convention Still May Leave Indianapolis Over LGBT Laws

Massive Gamers’ Convention Still May Leave Indianapolis Over LGBT Laws

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press

Taking a principled stand is never a bad idea.

1 year ago

How to Improve LGBT Tourism Marketing Efforts, According to a City That Knows

How to Improve LGBT Tourism Marketing Efforts, According to a City That Knows

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many U.S. destinations have teams in places like China and Brazil working to attract those visitors so why can't they have an LGBT marketing staff member?

1 year ago

Behind Marriott’s Long Legacy of Support for LGBT Travel

Behind Marriott’s Long Legacy of Support for LGBT Travel

Greg Oates, Skift

Marriott has been ramping up its marketing efforts targeting LGBT customers while also promoting its internal advocacy for the LGBT community.

1 year ago

Travel Brands Love That Same-Sex Marriage is Now Law of the Land

Travel Brands Love That Same-Sex Marriage is Now Law of the Land

Dan Peltier and Joyce Manalo, Skift

Some travel brands have been at the forefront of LGBT travel for years and deserve to be recognized for getting out ahead of the mainstream. But this ruling of course opens the flood gates to wedding tourism in more states, and tourism boards will have their hands full planning for more LGBT travelers.

1 year ago

Skift Report, Now Free To Download: The Big Business of LGBT Travel

Skift Report, Now Free To Download: The Big Business of LGBT Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

This historic U.S. decision will be a monumental boost to the already very lucrative LGBT travel market. Understand the key trends, get the report now for free!

1 year ago

Delta Air Lines First Major Carrier to Help Gay Employees With Health Care Taxes

Delta Air Lines First Major Carrier to Help Gay Employees With Health Care Taxes

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

Kudos to Delta for stepping up on this issue and putting some dollars behind an advocacy for gay equality.

2 years ago

W Hotels Throws Its Support Behind Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

W Hotels Throws Its Support Behind Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

Greg Oates, Skift

The "What's New & Next" brand positioning at W Hotels has always embraced inclusivity and diversity, but it's never been this vocal about it before.

2 years ago

Coming Out Is the Hottest New Destination Marketing Trend

Coming Out Is the Hottest New Destination Marketing Trend

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Similar to having a strong social presence, reaching out and welcoming the LGBT community has become a destination marketing standard rather than exception. The differentiation now comes in the form of high-quality content and campaigns that build actual trust between places and travelers.

2 years ago

Ohio Tourist Board Calls Gay Games a Tourism Success

Ohio Tourist Board Calls Gay Games a Tourism Success

Rick Armon, Akron Beacon Journal

The spread of LGBT events to destinations outside of major cities demonstrates both the growing acceptance and a clear understanding of the economic impact.

2 years ago