Tzell Travel Group recently conducted a survey to discover LGBTQ+ travel trends through 2019.
According to the study, Paris emerged as the No. 1 destination for solo LGBTQ+ travel, followed by London and Mykonos. Emerging destinations for 2019 include Budapest, Denver, Buenos Aires and Tokyo. The top eight solo travel destinations include Puerto Vallarta, Amsterdam, Sitges and Sydney.
The top LGTBQ+ family destinations for 2019 appear to be Fort Lauderdale, Provincetown, Hawai’i, San Diego, Phoenix, London and Paris. The top LGBTQ+-friendly cruise lines for the coming year include Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.
“LGBTQ+ travelers are looking for destinations and hotels with their community in mind. They want to be able to travel where they would like, while still being accepted and treated the same as anyone else,” said Keith Wein, travel advisor, Tzell.
“Suppliers underestimate the importance of LGBTQ+ sensitivity training for their staff and team. An LGBTQ+ couple should never feel indignity; they should always feel welcome to their hotel, resort or cruise line,” says Kelli Carpenter, travel advisor, Tzell.
The survey was conducted among Tzell’s LGBTQ+ specialized travel advisors.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
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