Articles tagged “lgbt”

New Zealand Sees Boom in Same-Sex Destination Weddings

New Zealand Sees Boom in Same-Sex Destination Weddings

Chris Bourke and Kimberley Painter, Bloomberg

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.

2 months ago

TSA Video Seeks to Reassure Transgender Travelers

TSA Video Seeks to Reassure Transgender Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

2 months ago

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

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

Jennifer N. Dienst, Skift

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.

4 months ago

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

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

Associated Press

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

5 months ago

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.

12 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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?

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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!

2 years ago