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The reality of LGBTQ+ travel today

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Our research reveals what travelling is really like for members of the LGBTQ+ community

For the LGBTQ+ community, travel in principle and travel in practice are sometimes two very different things, as our most extensive LGBTQ+ research to date shows. 

Barriers to inclusive travel still remain, with over half (60%) of LGBTQ+ travellers saying that being part of the community impacts the decisions they make when planning a trip. Here’s what else they had to say:

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  • We surveyed 5,514 LGBTQ+ travellers from 25 countries about their past experiences, current realities and hopes for a more inclusive travel future
  • 82% of travellers have experienced less-than-welcoming or uncomfortable experiences, with 64% saying they have to consider their safety and wellbeing when travelling
  • More than half (55%) of LGBTQ+ travellers have faced discrimination, and six in 10 say their safety and wellbeing is a key consideration when choosing a destination