AdobeStock 312668189 1

Travelgay.com reveals LGBTQ+ friendly destinations

For agents looking to book long-term holidays, sales data from Travelgay.com has revealed that Thailand was the most popular LGBTQ+ travel destination over the last year.

Bangkok has one of the best gay scenes on the continent, with an array of gay-friendly hotels, bars, clubs and other attractions. Silom Soi 4 street is a staple for gay travellers, with a number of gay bars facing each other, providing a great night out. The infamous street is a great place for LGBTQ+ people to go dancing, eat authentic Thai street food and sing at karaoke bars. 

Elsewhere, Japan was found to be the second most booked destination for LGBTQ+ travellers over the past year. The country has a strong gay scene from Shinjuki Ni-Chome in Tokyo, which has the highest density of gay bars of any neighbourhood in the world. 

Japan also has a number of festivals and events that celebrate LGBTQ+ people, including the Tokyo Rainbow Pride which runs for an entire week in early May, Kansai Rainbow Parade based in Osaka, and Rainbow Reel Tokyo, which is a celebration of international LGBT films. 

Darren Burn, CEO of Travelgay.com, said: "We hold the most data globally when it comes to LGBTQ+ traveller trends, and so our index of the most popular cities makes for interesting reading. It shows that it's not always the obvious choices that the LGBTQ+ traveller chooses to visit. It also shows that many destinations are improving their credentials and laws in order to attract new demographics."


More News...

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’…

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ virtual cruising shows consumer confidence for future sailing

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ inaugural ‘virtual cruising’ programme has been hailed a success, with traffic to its website from its social media accounts up by more than 250% since the...

Jet2 to recommence flight…

Jet2 to recommence flights and holidays programme from July 1

In view of the ongoing travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Jet2.com and Jet2Holidays have decided to recommence their flights and holidays programme on July 1. 

Advantage Travel Partners…

Advantage Travel Partnership to share re-opening retail outlet guidance for members

The Advantage Travel Partnership will be launching relevant guidance and assets to help members plan, adjust and adapt their retail stores and offices for reopening.

Specialist Leisure Group …

Specialist Leisure Group goes into administration with many job losses and cancelled bookings

Travel company Specialist Leisure Group Ltd, which includes two of the country’s most loved coach companies, Shearings and National Holidays, has gone into administration leading to tens of thousands of...

Brits are determined for …

Brits are determined for a week in the Sun, says Holiday Extras

Around 43% of UK travellers would still get on a plane abroad, despite the newly-enforced two-week quarantine rule, with Londoners the most willing to do so, according to a survey...

Scylla resumes sailings w…

Scylla resumes sailings with 34 cruises on Europe’s most famous rivers

One of the leading river cruise operator, Scylla has announced the sailing of 34 ships on Europe’s waterways with immediate effect.

Social media drives new b…

Social media drives new bookings during lockdown at Co-operative Travel

The Personal Travel Agents at Co-operative Travel is reporting a significant rise in new holiday bookings, especially generated via social media.

Save up to £500 with Wend…

Save up to £500 with Wendy Wu Tours’ 2020-21 offerings

Wendy Wu Tours has unveiled earlybird sale offering discounts for tours departing in Autumn 2020 and throughout 2021, with a special focus on Vietnam and Cambodia.

Abu Dhabi launches hygien…

Abu Dhabi launches hygiene certification programme

The Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has launched a safe and clean certification programme.

PATA UK & Ireland lau…

PATA UK & Ireland launch online travel agent training

PATA UK & Ireland are launching virtual training experiences for travel agents, starting with their first-ever online quiz nights sponsored by Travel Uni.

Gold Medal and Travel 2 e…

Gold Medal and Travel 2 expand out of date range availability

With customers and agents looking to book holidays further afield, Gold Medal and Travel 2 are extending their out of date range availability to provide agents with the ability to...

Virtual pride festivals g…

Virtual pride festivals going ahead in the USA

As London’s Virtual Pride 2020 has been cancelled, the USA parades are going ahead this year despite COVID-19 crisis.

Prev Next

twn Are you sure that you want to switch to desktop version?