Overview Of LGBT Tourism

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community are a variety of people who belong in the diversified third sex. LGBT Tourism is a segment within the Tourism industry which aims to attract and market locations appealing to the LGBT community. The main objectives of LBGT tourism are; to promote travel services, accommodations and destinations that will fascinate LGBT tourist; propose LGBT-friendly attractions; offering destinations to individuals who wants to travel for socializing with other LGBT people and LGBT travelers who are predominantly focused with cultural and safety issues. What are the preferences of the LGBT Community in determining a tourist attraction? Are they in search for something more specific within the attraction? …show more content…

According to The Wall Street Journal 88; The LGBT Community is the “dream market” because of its patronship, economic adaptability and their discretionary income. LGBT Tourism exists years even before the community has advanced its rights as it is now. Even the simple Gay bar night-out and Lesbian secret gathering is part of the LGBT tourism. Considering growing populace of the LGBT community makes a remarkable market to sell countless tourist attractions and has aspects to contribute in making Philippine Tourism prosper. “Overall, the gay and lesbian community reported more trips in the past 12 months, while travel had been down in the past two years’ surveys. Both men and women took an average of more than three leisure trips in the past year.” (Forbes2011) The history of the LGBT community around the world dates back to the first recorded instances of same-sex love and sexuality of ancient civilizations; and sexual relationships between soldiers due to lack of women. What survives of many centuries' persecution; resulting in shame, suppression, and secrecy; has only recently been pursued and interwoven into historical

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