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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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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.
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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.
  
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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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.
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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.
  
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.
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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.
  
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.
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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.
  
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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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, South Africa, Ireland, and Switzerland.  Simply click on their names to read their fascinating biographies:
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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:
  
* [[Cecilia Alvarez-Correa Glen]], Colombia
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'''Argentina'''
* [[Sasha Alyson]], United States
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* [[Mark Anderson]], Great Britain
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* [[Carlos Melia]]
* [[Sunil Babu Pant]], Nepal
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* [[Allan Bell]], Great Britain
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'''Australia'''
* [[Michael Bishop, Baron Glendonbrook]], Great Britain
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* [[Lynne Brown]], South Africa
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* [[Louise Daley]]
* [[Jack Calhoun]], United States
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* [[Chrystal Dean]]
* [[Brian Casebolt]], United States
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* [[Don Dunstan]]
* [[Chip Conley]], United States
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* [[Brett Hayhoe]]
* [[Louise Daley]], Australia
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* [[Steve Odell]]
* [[Chrystal Dean]], Tasmania
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* [[Andrew Parker]]
* [[Judy Dlugacz]], United States
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* [[Trent Zimmerman]]
* [[Don Dunstan]], Australia
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* [[Amy Errett]], United States
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'''Canada'''
* [[Vaclav Fischer]], The Czech Republic
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* [[Sadiq Gillani]], Great Britain
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* [[Charles Lapointe]]
* [[Brett Hayhoe]], Australia
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* [[Steven Larkin]]
* [[Alan Joyce]], Ireland
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* [[Ricardo Miranda]]
* [[Juan Julia]], Spain
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* [[Christopher Morello]]
* [[Charles Lapointe]], Canada
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* [[Robin Tyler]]
* [[Carlos Marrero]], Spain
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* [[Carlos Melia]], Argentina
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'''Colombia'''
* [[James Murphy]], United States
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* [[Aman Nath]], India
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* [[Cecilia Alvarez-Correa Glen]]
* [[Claude Nobs]], Switzerland
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* [[Andrew Parker]], Australia
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'''Czech Republic'''
* [[Ian Reisner]], United States
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* [[Jo Rzymowska]], Great Britain
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* [[Vaclav Fischer]]
* [[Kike Sarasola]], Spain
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* [[Red Summer]], United States
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'''Finland'''
* [[Andrew Swaffield]], Great Britain
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* [[Jani Toivola]], Finland
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* [[Jani Toivola]]
* [[Juan Pedro Tudela]], Spain
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* [[Robin Tyler]], Canada
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'''Germany'''
* [[Leo Varadkar]], Ireland
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* [[Trent Zimmerman]], Australia
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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==

Latest revision as of 00:51, 28 June 2021

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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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