Argentina consolidates as LGBT + destination
This year, more than 600 thousand tourists from the LGBT + community are expected to visit the South American country
Yanina Martínez, Secretary of Tourism Promotion of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, met with the authorities of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Argentina.
The official held a meeting with Pablo De Luca and Gustavo Noguera, president and vice president of CCGLAR to discuss the different possibilities to empower the LGBT tourism segment. This year, more than 600 thousand tourists from the LGBT + community are expected to visit the country.
De Luca and Noguera stressed that the purchasing power of that community worldwide reaches USD 3.6 billion, a figure that places it just below Germany's GDP.
Another detail highlighted by CCGLAR leaders is that a considerable percentage of the LGBT + community makes more trips than the average citizen: 25% make more than five trips per year. In that sense, in South America, the leading country in the number of tourists is Argentina, followed by Brazil and Colombia.
Finally, De Luca and Noguera highlighted a key factor when talking about LGBT + tourism: the reasons why people in that community choose their destinations. As usual with all travelers in the world, two thirds of respondents replied that the main reason for selecting the vacation spot is how safe that place is for foreigners. But for LGBT + tourists in particular, the podium of concerns is completed by laws or customs regarding that community and the level of security they feel.