Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Help for LGBT Travellers

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Help for LGBT Travellers

Article excerpt

A NEW report has revealed that one in three LGBT travellers have encountered discrimination while on holiday.

Virgin Holidays has announced a plan to become one of the most inclusive and LGBT-friendly travel and tourism companies in the UK, after publishing a report which revealed that six per cent of LGBT travellers had also experienced a threat of physical violence due to their sexuality.

The report also highlighted that sexuality had a major influence on where LGBT Brits travelled, with two thirds refusing to travel somewhere that had an unwelcoming attitude towards the LGBT community.

Furthermore, a quarter of LGBT travellers change the way they act and try to camouflage their sexuality when on holiday.

An overwhelming 80pc said that the travel industry don't do enough to inform the LGBT community about local laws prior to departure. …

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