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LGBTQ+ community can't wait to travel again

The LGBTQ+ community can't wait to travel again.

A new study by the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has revealed that nearly three quarters (73 per cent) of the LGBTQ+ community are keen to head abroad in the next few months, with 30 per cent having booked something in just the last few weeks.

And short haul flights are the most popular flight length this year, with a total of 50 per cent of people looking towards shorter flights rather than longer ones.

Some of this travel will be geared towards travelling to support the LGBTQ+ community at a pride festival, with 34 per cent of respondents revealing their plans to get away in the next sixth months.

John Tanzella, IGLTA President and CEO, said: "When we did our first LGBTQ+ post-COVID travel sentiment study last year, the pandemic was in its infancy and everything was uncertain. Still, the results were undeniable: LGBTQ+ travellers were anxious to return to travel as soon as it was safely possible. We wanted to revisit this project a year into this challenging time to reinforce the resilience of LGBTQ+ travellers, and to champion the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion in destination outreach. Again, the results undeniably show that LGBTQ+ travellers are ready to travel, and represent a valuable, loyal audience for tourism businesses that make the effort to genuinely welcome them."

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