LGBTQ + travelers, searches for an inclusive future

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(ANSA) – ROME, June 30 – The word “travel” in itself should be synonymous with positive experiences, adventure, fun. Yet, for a large proportion of LGBTQ + travelers around the world, travel often reveals a completely different scenario, according to research conducted by The leading digital platform in the travel sector reveals that 82% of these people have experienced unwelcoming or even unpleasant experiences during their holidays, which rises to 84% if you look at the Italian results.

This is’s most in-depth research on the LGBTQ + world, and reveals the attitudes, concerns and preferences of these travelers, as well as past experiences, current reality and the hope for a more inclusive future also from this point of view. . The study was conducted in 25 countries around the world and shows that negative experiences are more frequent when these people are in public (31%), especially according to LGBTQ + travelers from India (100%), Denmark (97%) and Mexico (93%). In addition to addressing the issue of barriers to inclusive hospitality, the study highlights how in many cases the ideal journey is different from the experience one then lives. For half of LGBTQ + people (52%), traveling should mean physical and mental relaxation. While it is clear that there are still many obstacles for those who identify as LGBTQ +, we are seeing positive signs: 85% of LGBTQ + travelers say they have almost always had welcoming travel experiences, and homosexual travelers agree with this statement in most cases (90%). recognizes that accommodations play a very important role in delivering a more inclusive experience and is committed to ensuring that everyone can travel with their heads held high. Launched in August 2021,’s Proud Hospitality training program is available in English, French, German and Spanish for all partner facilities worldwide, and currently has over 10,000 Proud Certified facilities in 95 countries and territories, including more than 110 in Italy. (HANDLE).

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