Gay and lesbian travel is one of the fastest-growing markets in the international travel industry. This year, ITB Berlin will present the world’s largest display of travel options and the latest trends and products at a single show. The LGBT Pavilion in Hall 3.1b is the place to head.
Gay and lesbian travel is one of the fastest-growing markets in the international travel industry. Ever since 2010 ITB Berlin has grouped all the relevant providers on an attractive combined display in order to focus attention on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourism. The Gay & Lesbian Travel Pavilion in the centrally located entrance area in front of the Caribbean Hall 3.1b, now showcases the world’s largest range of LGBT tourism products at any trade fair.
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association recently signed an agreement to become an association partner for World Travel Market Africa 2015, a key business-to-business exhibition for Africa’s leisure travel industry. WTM Africa will take place in Cape Town, South Africa from April 15th-17th 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Designed specifically with the LGBT market in mind, luxury travel collection Belmond has launched a new easy-to-navigate microsite featuring an exceptional range of travel experiences in welcoming destinations worldwide. Belmond has long been dedicated to helping LGBT travellers create memorable moments across the globe, from romantic beach escapes at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera to elegant wedding celebrations on board Belmond Royal Scotsman, the UK’s only luxury sleeper train.
World Travel Market has announced an increased focus on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourism market through strengthening the strategic partnership with the world’s leading specialist LGBT consulting firm, Out Now. The move follows initial collaboration on themed exhibitor space during 2012 and 2013 for LGBT tourism at WTM events, coordinated by Out Now through its B2B networking program Out Now Business Class - which in 2013 became the world’s largest LGBT travel trade association.
The world’s leading LGBT tourism trade association has released new research at World Travel Market showing the annual spend on tourism by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people will exceed USD$200 billion for the first time in 2014. Out Now Business Class presented the latest findings from the world’s largest LGBT market research study LGBT2020 at a special Masterclass on LGBT tourism trends at World Travel Market in London.
The increasingly important and valuable lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender tourism market has just received a boost - as two market-leading destinations were announced as premier exhibitors with the Out Now Business Class LGBT Village at World Travel Market. Europe’s largest LGBT media company has also been announced as an exhibitor.