The global LGBTI travel market alone is valued at $211bn and rising, with ‘gay friendly’ countries seizing the lion’s share of the market. Countries with anti-LGBTI legislation are missing out on billions of dollars from tourism, aid and investment. They also suffer from missing out on the economic power of their own LGBTI citizens, according to a new report launched at the House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster in the UK, by veteran LGBTI activist Peter Tatchell and ally Lord Fowler today.
Europe is the top honeymoon destination for US LGBTI couples and luxury travel firm Kuoni reported that honeymoon bookings rose 279% between 2011 and 2016.
Read more about the report here.
Stockholm and Gothenburg will be hosting the Europride this summer, and Visit Stockholm launched Stockholm The Open City earlier this year together with Visit Sweden. The Open City is a statement about Stockholm as a destination which is open for everyone, presented in a video that has already been viewed more than 5 million times on Youtube.