According to a new survey the majority of LGBT travellers wouldn’t travel to a destination where homosexuality is illegal.
The results of a survey carried out by online travel service OutOfOffice.com and Attitude Magazine reveal that 61% of LGBT people would not travel to a destination where it’s illegal to be gay.
Homosexuality remains a criminal offence in over 70 countries worldwide and many countries still do not have equal employment, marriage or adoption rights.
Commenting on the findings, founder of OutOfOffice.com Darren Burn said: “It’s clear that there is still a lot of trepidation when it comes to choosing where to travel as an LGBT individual. Whilst there are parts of the world where it’s dangerous to be LGBT, there are also parts of the world that outlaw homosexuality but that with the proper advice it is still safe to travel to such as India and the Maldives.
The most popular city people expected to visit in the next 12 months was Paris, with Barcelona and Amsterdam next on the list. Internationally, New York was the most visited destination among LBGT travellers, with Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami and Thailand following.
Burns feels it is still safe to visit these countries if given the correct advice: “I set up OutOfOffice.com in order to help provide up-to-date information and to build complex itineraries for the LGBT community. We’re always happy to offer advice free of charge too for anyone who has concerns.
“The law is developing all the time and it’s important that LGBT travellers seek expert advice before travelling to certain destinations.”
For more information visit outofoffice.com.