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Snapshots of LGBTQ+ traveler sentiment include a global overview and five country breakout reports
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (18 June 2020)—Reports from the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association’s recently completed Post Covid-19 Travel Survey are now available for free download at iglta.org/research
IGLTA surveyed members of the LGBTQ+ community to gauge their attitudes toward leisure travel in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. An overview is available for the global results as well as individual reports for the five countries with the largest representation in the survey: the United States, Brazil (in English and Portuguese), France (in English/French), Canada and Mexico (in English/Spanish).
Consistent across all reports was the strong desire to resume travel in 2020 once global timelines and safety protocols are established: Two-thirds (66%) of global LGBTQ+ respondents said they would feel comfortable traveling again for leisure before the end of 2020, with September the most popular choice.
The U.S. survey includes a number of questions that were benchmarked against the data collected by MMGY Travel Intelligence for the U.S. Travel Association during a similar time frame. Results show the higher likelihood of those identifying as LGBTQ+ to resume travel activities in the next six months when compared to travelers at large.
For more information: iglta.org/research
For more IGLTA news, please visit iglta.org/press-room or click here for the global survey summary news release.
The IGLTA Post Covid-19 LGBTQ+ Travel Survey was conducted between 16 April and 12 May 2020 through the association’s global network, including members and media partners, with support from the IGLTA Foundation. The responses came from 14,658 individuals around the world who identity as LGBTQ+.
• 77% of respondents identify as gay; 6% lesbian; 12% bisexual
• 79% of respondents are between the ages of 25 and 64
• 88% of respondents identify as men; 8% as women and 2% as transgender
About IGLTA and the IGLTA Foundation: The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association is the global leader in advancing LGBTQ+ travel and a proud Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. IGLTA’s mission is to provide information and resources for LGBTQ+ travelers and expand LGBTQ+ tourism globally by demonstrating its significant social and economic impact. IGLTA membership includes LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ welcoming accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media in more than 80 countries. In 2012, the philanthropic IGLTA Foundation was launched to support the mission of the association and its membership through education, research and leadership development. For more information: iglta.org, igltaconvention.org or iglta.org/foundation and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @iglta or @IGLTAFoundation on Facebook.