The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association, with support from the IGLTA Foundation, recently released the first findings from its 2021 LGBTQ+ Post COVID Travel Survey.
Responses came from 6,324 individuals around the world who identity as LGBTQ+, with the largest representation from the United States, Brazil, Mexico, India and the EU.
One year into the pandemic, the desire to return to travel is stronger than ever, with nearly three-fourths (73%) of global respondents planning to take their next major vacation before the end of 2021. The survey also focused on the likelihood of LGBTQ+ individuals choosing a variety of travel-related activities in the next six months, and showed a travel willingness and diversity of the LGBTQ+ market. The IGLTA Post COVID LGBTQ+ Travel Survey was conducted through its global network, including members and media partners. The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association is a global leader in advancing LGBTQ+ travel. It is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. IGLTA’s mission is to provide information and resources for LGBTQ+ travelers.
It also looks to expand LGBTQ+ tourism globally by demonstrating its significant social and economic impact. IGLTA membership includes LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ welcoming accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media in 80 countries.