CANADA FAVORITE FOR GAY
Gay travelers find Canada a hot
24 June, 2007:
Gay travelers spent an average of
$1,166 per trip in Canada in 2006,
almost double what ‘straight’
travelers spent. They also find Canada
on the top if their hot destinations
to travel to.
A study released by the Canadian Gay
and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce has
revealed that gay, bisexual, lesbian
and transgender travelers spent a
total of $5.4 billion in Canada in
The study indicated that gay travelers
are almost twice as likely to go on
leisure trips as the general public.
It also found that 83% of gay
travelers believe that Canada is a
place that “goes out of its way” to
welcome gay tourists. Canada was
ranked highly along with the
Netherlands, Australia, Britain and
Canada’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual,
trans-identified (LGBT) travel study,
conducted by the Bay Charles
Consulting Company, surveyed Canadian
LGBT travelers through early 2007.
When compared to the general travel
market, the following features were
* LGBT travelers spend nearly twice as
much per trip ($1,166 vs. $627) as
their ‘straight’ counterparts.
* LGBT travelers are almost twice as
likely to go on vacation or leisure
trips than the general public.
* LGBT travelers are more likely to
travel in the winter (23% of trips
occurring during this time-frame
compared to 14% of the general