IGLTA Survey Shows Strong Desire to Travel Among LGBTQ+ Community

IGLTA Survey Exhibits Sturdy Want to Journey Amongst LGBTQ+ Neighborhood


Worldwide LGBTQ+ Journey Affiliation lately accomplished a survey to gauge attitudes throughout the group concerning leisure journey within the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The affiliation discovered that there was a powerful want to renew journey in 2020 as soon as world timelines and security protocols have been established.

Two-thirds (66 p.c) of world LGBTQ+ respondents stated they’d really feel comfy touring for leisure earlier than the top of the yr. September was the preferred selection.

“Earlier research have proven our group to be a resilient and constant journey phase with a bent to journey greater than their non-LGBTQ+ counterparts,” stated John Tanzella, IGLTA president and CEO. “We needed to doc their sentiments throughout this significantly difficult second in time to remind the tourism trade at giant that LGBTQ+ vacationers needs to be a valued a part of their restoration plans. Messages of inclusion have the potential to resonate much more strongly with LGBTQ+ vacationers now.”

Within the U.S., information was benchmarked towards MMGY’s analysis and confirmed the next chance of these figuring out as LGBTQ+ to renew journey actions within the subsequent six months when in comparison with vacationers at giant.

The survey additionally discovered that COVID-19 has not modified opinions on the place and how you can journey. Practically half (46 p.c) stated they’d not change the varieties of locations they select to go to after the coronavirus scenario is resolved, reflecting a excessive diploma of vacation spot loyalty amid the uncertainty. Whereas 27 p.c of respondents are nonetheless undecided, solely about 27 p.c stated they’d change their vacation spot decisions.

On the subject of flying, LGBTQ+ vacationers are extra comfy with touring on shorter flights. Forty-three p.c stated they’d be prone to take a flight shorter than three hours lengthy within the subsequent six months. Thirty-six p.c stated they’d take a three- to six-hour flight, and 25 p.c stated they’d take a long-haul flight (greater than six hours).

When benchmarked towards nationwide information from MMGY, LGBTQ+ vacationers had been extra prone to have interaction in actions corresponding to staying at a resort or touring internationally and taking home journeys.

Fifty p.c of LGBTQ+ vacationers stated they’d keep at a lodge or resort versus 31-36 p.c of U.S. vacationers at giant. Condos or trip houses had been additionally extra in style among the many LGBTQ+ group. Thirty p.c would keep in a trip dwelling or condominium within the subsequent six months. Fifty-six p.c stated they’d take a home or leisure journey and 24 p.c stated that they’d journey internationally.

U.S. vacationers as a complete had been extra prone to take a cruise than LGBTQ+ vacationers. Roughly 13 p.c of U.S. vacationers stated they’d take a cruise within the subsequent six months versus 11 p.c of LGBTQ+ vacationers.

LGBTQ+ had been additionally extra prone to take group journeys (18 p.c vs. 12 p.c) and go to an amusement park (16 p.c vs. 15 p.c).

Thirty-one p.c stated that they’d attend a Delight occasion or LGBTQ+ competition within the subsequent six months.