Friday, November 6, 2009
Top destinations for GLBT travelers
The Boston Globe article I referenced in my entry below was expanded by Boston.com later today. According to the posting on Boston.com at a time when overall travel is down, tourism in the state is benefitting from one growing segment: gay vacationers. You can peruse the article and the photos by linking to the article, Top destinations for gays and lesbians.
I think the state could reap the rewards of a demographic. GLBT travelers are reported to vacation with more frequency and spend more money on cultural events than other segments of society. Why this is I haven't a clue and could only speculate. After a quick review of my travel profile this year, I realized I've gone away (near and far) quite a bit. I've gone to the Cape 4 times this year, Maine 2 times, Puerto Rico, Austin, TX and later this month I leave for a 3-week vacation to Australia. All told that equals 9 trips in 2009 and that does not count my weekends up at my parent's lake house.
Photograph above from Boston.com.