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Global travel and tourism is one of the top business industries in the world. With advances in technology and travel, the world has become a smaller place and there are many more opportunities for learning about other countries and travelling to them.  Travel and tourism plays in integral role in the economic development of a country and the health of the global economy as a whole. 
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Human rights advances in the LGBTQ community have coincided with the growth and relevance of the travel and tourism industry. Same sex weddings and pride celebrations, for example, now comprise a growing proportion of business for tourist operators in many parts of the world.
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Global travel and tourism is one of the top industries in the world. With advances in technology and travel, the world has become a smaller place.  There are many more opportunities for learning about other countries and travelling to them. As a result, travel and tourism plays in integral role in the economic development of a country and the health of countries and the global economy as a whole.
  
The travel and tourism industry pioneered the potential of developing a niche LGBTQ marketplace for its services. A 2016 study with responses from 661 service providers in 90 countries revealed an estimated annual global spending for travel by the LGBTQ community at US$202 billion, up from US$142 billion in 2011.  The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published similar studies.
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Human rights advances in the LGBTQ community have coincided with the growth and relevance of the travel and tourism industry. Same sex weddings and pride celebrations, for example, now comprise a growing proportion of business for tourist operators in many parts of the world.
  
As a result, boutique hotels, airlines, and travel companies which cater specifically to the community have been created and have thrived. These include the travel companies Olivia and Alyson Adventures, along with hotels Joie de Vivre, Axel, Kimpton Hotels, Neemrana, and The Out.
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The travel and tourism industry pioneered the potential of developing a niche LGBTQ marketplace for its services. A 2016 study with responses from 661 service providers in 90 countries revealed estimated annual global spending for travel by the LGBTQ community at US$202 billion, up from US$142 billion in 2011. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published similar studies.
  
Nevertheless, some mistakes are routinely made in the industry.  Stereotyping, focussing on only one segment of the community, or relying on sexual imagery are some of the errors that are routinely made in travel marketing and promotion.  As well, the Global Code of Ethics on Tourism does not mention discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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Boutique hotels, airlines, and travel companies which cater specifically to the community have been created and have thrived. These include the travel companies Olivia and Alyson Adventures, along with hotels Joie de Vivre, Axel, Kimpton Hotels, Neemrana, and The Out.
  
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) was founded in 1938 by a group of 25 LGBTQ travel agents and hotel owners to connect the community and support it in providing advice on safe and welcome places to travel in the world. IGLTA now has offices and members around the world in 80 countries and offers complete travel packages, conferences and trade shows, events for the community, and support for LGBTQ travel providers. The organization provides annual awards to recognize those individuals and companies that excel in their service to the LGBTQ community.
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Nevertheless, some mistakes are routinely made in the industry. Stereotyping, focussing on only one segment of the community, or relying on sexual imagery are some. As well, the Global Code of Ethics on Tourism does not mention discrimination based on sexual orientation.
  
Many LGTBQ individuals are travel consultants and/or bloggers that are widely known and respected for their advice.  Others are founders or senior executives in major airlines around the world (Quantas, Monarch Airlines, and Lufthansa).  Some are government ministers with responsibility for travel and tourism promotion in their countries.
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The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) was founded in 1983 by a group of 25 LGBTQ travel agents and hotel owners to connect the community and support it in providing advice on safe and welcome places to travel in the world. IGLTA now has offices and members around the world in 80 countries and offers complete travel packages, conferences and trade shows, events for the community, and support for LGBTQ travel providers. The organization provides annual awards to recognize those individuals and companies that excel in their service to the LGBTQ community.
  
We have identified LGBTQ individuals in the travel and tourist industry from Argentina, The Czech Republic, Nepal, Spain, Finland, Australia, the United States, Colombia, Great Britain, Canada, India, Tasmania, South Africa, Ireland, and Switzerland. Simply click on their names to read their fascinating biographies:
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Many LGTBQ individuals are travel consultants and/or bloggers that are widely known and respected for their advice. Others are founders or senior executives in major airlines around the world (Quantas, Monarch Airlines, and Lufthansa). Some are government ministers with responsibility for travel and tourism promotion in their countries.
  
* [[Cecilia Alvarez-Correa Glen]], Colombia
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We have identified notable LGBTQ individuals in the travel and tourist industry from Argentina, The Czech Republic, Nepal, Spain, Finland, Australia, the United States, Colombia, Great Britain, Canada, India, Tasmania, Mexico, South Africa, Germany, Ireland, and Switzerland.  Simply click on their names to read their fascinating biographies:
* [[Sasha Alyson]], United States
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* [[Sunil Babu Pant]], Nepal
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'''Argentina'''
* [[Allan Bell]], Great Britain
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* [[Michael Bishop, Baron Glendonbrook]], Great Britain
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* [[Carlos Melia]]
* [[Lynne Brown]], South Africa
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* [[Jack Calhoun]], United States
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'''Australia'''
* [[Chip Conley]], United States
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* [[Chrystal Dean]], Tasmania
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* [[Louise Daley]]
* [[Don Dunstan]], Australia
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* [[Chrystal Dean]]
* [[Amy Errett]], United States
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* [[Don Dunstan]]
* [[Vaclav Fischer]], The Czech Republic
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* [[Brett Hayhoe]]
* [[Sadiq Gillani]], Great Britain
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* [[Steve Odell]]
* [[Brett Hayhoe]], Australia
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* [[Andrew Parker]]
* [[Alan Joyce]], Ireland
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* [[Trent Zimmerman]]
* [[Juan Julia]], Spain
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* [[Charles Lapointe]], Canada
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'''Canada'''
* [[Carlos Mariero]], Spain
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* [[Carlos Melia]], Argentina
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* [[Charles Lapointe]]
* [[Aman Noth]], India
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* [[Steven Larkin]]
* [[Claude Nobs]], Switzerland
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* [[Ricardo Miranda]]
* [[Ian Reisner]], United States
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* [[Christopher Morello]]
* [[Kike Sarasola]], Spain
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* [[Robin Tyler]]
* [[Red Summer]], United States
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* [[Andrew Swaffield]], Great Britain
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'''Colombia'''
* [[Jani Toivola]], Finland
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* [[Juan Pedro Tudela]], Spain
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* [[Cecilia Alvarez-Correa Glen]]
* [[Robin Tyler]], Canada
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* [[Leo Varadkar]], Ireland
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'''Czech Republic'''
* [[Trent Zimmerman]], Australia
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* [[Vaclav Fischer]]
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'''Finland'''
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* [[Jani Toivola]]
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'''Germany'''
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* [[Volkmar Pfaff]]
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'''Great Britain'''
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* [[Mark Anderson]]
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* [[Allan Bell]]
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* [[Michael Bishop, Baron Glendonbrook]]
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* [[Darren Burn]]
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* [[Arnaud Champenois]], Belmond Luxury Travel
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* [[Sadiq Gillani]]
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* [[Eugenio Pirri]]
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* [[Jo Rzymowska]]
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* [[Andrew Swaffield]]
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'''Greece'''
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* [[Nikos Morantis]]
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'''India'''
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* [[Aman Nath]]
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* [[Keshav Suri]]
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'''Ireland'''
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* [[Alan Joyce]]
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* [[Leo Varadkar]]
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'''Mexico'''
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* [[Juan Albavera]]
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'''Nepal'''
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* [[Sunil Babu Pant]]
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'''South Africa'''
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* [[Lynne Brown]]
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'''Spain'''
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* [[Juan Julia]]
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* [[Carlos Marrero]]
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* [[Kike Sarasola]]
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* [[Juan Pedro Tudela]]
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'''Switzerland'''
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* [[Claude Nobs]]
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'''United States'''
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* [[Sasha Alyson]]
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* [[Richard Ammon]]
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* [[Jonathan Bennett]]
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* [[Jack Calhoun]]
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* [[Brian Casebolt]]
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* [[Chip Conley]]
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* [[Judy Dlugacz]]
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* [[Amy Errett]]
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* [[Richard Gray]]
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* [[Chris Heywood]]
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* [[George Kalogridis]]
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* [[Gregg Kaminsky]]
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* [[Brian Kelly]]
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* [[Richard Krieger]]
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* [[James Murphy]]
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* [[Rosie O'Donnell]]
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* [[Ian Reisner]]
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* [[Ed Salvato]]
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* [[Susan Santiago]]
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* [[Gary Saperstein]]
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* [[Don Skeoch]]
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* [[Red Summer]]
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* [[John Tanzella]]
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* [[Jaymes Vaughn]]
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'''Zimbabwe'''
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* [[Lipian Bongani Mtandabari]]
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==See Also==
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* [[LGBTQ Travel Writers]]
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* [[Marketing Professionals Who Identify as LGBTQ]]
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* [[The LGBTQ Presence in the Insurance Industry]]
  
 
==Further Reading/Research==
 
==Further Reading/Research==
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* http://www.e-unwto.org/doi/pdf/10.18111/9789284414581
 
* http://www.e-unwto.org/doi/pdf/10.18111/9789284414581
 
* http://www.outnowconsulting.com/services/outnowtravel/lgbt-travel-industry-report.aspx
 
* http://www.outnowconsulting.com/services/outnowtravel/lgbt-travel-industry-report.aspx
 
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* http://www.hkslgbtq.com/539/
  
 
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Global travel and tourism is one of the top industries in the world. With advances in technology and travel, the world has become a smaller place. There are many more opportunities for learning about other countries and travelling to them. As a result, travel and tourism plays in integral role in the economic development of a country and the health of countries and the global economy as a whole.

Human rights advances in the LGBTQ community have coincided with the growth and relevance of the travel and tourism industry. Same sex weddings and pride celebrations, for example, now comprise a growing proportion of business for tourist operators in many parts of the world.

The travel and tourism industry pioneered the potential of developing a niche LGBTQ marketplace for its services. A 2016 study with responses from 661 service providers in 90 countries revealed estimated annual global spending for travel by the LGBTQ community at US$202 billion, up from US$142 billion in 2011. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published similar studies.

Boutique hotels, airlines, and travel companies which cater specifically to the community have been created and have thrived. These include the travel companies Olivia and Alyson Adventures, along with hotels Joie de Vivre, Axel, Kimpton Hotels, Neemrana, and The Out.

Nevertheless, some mistakes are routinely made in the industry. Stereotyping, focussing on only one segment of the community, or relying on sexual imagery are some. As well, the Global Code of Ethics on Tourism does not mention discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) was founded in 1983 by a group of 25 LGBTQ travel agents and hotel owners to connect the community and support it in providing advice on safe and welcome places to travel in the world. IGLTA now has offices and members around the world in 80 countries and offers complete travel packages, conferences and trade shows, events for the community, and support for LGBTQ travel providers. The organization provides annual awards to recognize those individuals and companies that excel in their service to the LGBTQ community.

Many LGTBQ individuals are travel consultants and/or bloggers that are widely known and respected for their advice. Others are founders or senior executives in major airlines around the world (Quantas, Monarch Airlines, and Lufthansa). Some are government ministers with responsibility for travel and tourism promotion in their countries.

We have identified notable LGBTQ individuals in the travel and tourist industry from Argentina, The Czech Republic, Nepal, Spain, Finland, Australia, the United States, Colombia, Great Britain, Canada, India, Tasmania, Mexico, South Africa, Germany, Ireland, and Switzerland. Simply click on their names to read their fascinating biographies:

Argentina

Australia

Canada

Colombia

Czech Republic

Finland

Germany

Great Britain

Greece

India

Ireland

Mexico

Nepal

South Africa

Spain

Switzerland

United States

Zimbabwe

See Also

Further Reading/Research


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