6 Cities Welcoming LGBT Groups With Open Arms

By Marc Boisclair, June 1, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 5.05.02 PMDiscover six cities rolling out the welcome mat for LGBT groups. These large and small communities are proving inclusivity isn’t merely a smart social stance, but also a boon for their bottom lines: The economic impact of U.S. LGBT travelers was more than $75 billion in 2015, according to CMI’s 20th Annual LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Survey. Find out what’s drawing LGBT events to town, what strides communities are making in LGBT meetings and where attendees should go once they’re checked in.

1. Austin, Texas

2. Columbus, Ohio

3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4. Palm Springs, California

5. Richmond, Virginia

6. Daytona Beach, Florida

Photo credit: Rainer Ziehm

(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)

Trade groups across all industries band together to address significant drop in international visitors to the United States since 2015.

James Jessie, senior vice President of convention sales at Travel Portland, discusses the evolution of the Northwest destination.

Visit Tampa Bay takes a grassroots approach to inspiring local teens to engage in hospitality and tourism by sponsoring an all-day youth academy.

A recent report from The Experience Institute confirms that conference attendees are acting more and more like vacationers.

The Latest