This report explores eight trends shaping the future of LGBTQ+ travel, from Queer Family Travel and Put A Ring On It Trips to Limelight Gaycations and Polydays.


Published in June 2023, The Future of Queer Travel is an essential resource for travel professionals seeking to improve diversity, equity and inclusion, and bettering their understanding of the LGBTQ+ market.


  • Deep dives into eight trends shaping the future of queer travel including Queer Family Travel, Put A Ring On It Trips, Limelight Gaycations, Rainbow Rebellions and Polydays.
  • Interviews with Gay Times, TTG, Contiki, Meet Boston and IGLTA
  • Case studies on: Destination Rainbow, Discover New England, Contiki, Rough Guides, Trixie Motel, X passports, Celebrity Cruises All-Inclusive Photo Project, Lightning Travel Recruitment and Virgin Atlantic

“Over the past ten years, the LGBTQ+ travel market has grown enormously – when travel was at its peak before the pandemic, travel spending from queer people reached US$218 billion worldwide. By 2030, experts predict that travel spending by queer travellers could reach US$568.5 billion.

“For the travel industry, this is a clear indication of distinct market opportunities. It is also an urgent call for better understanding and appreciation of this growing and richly varied consumer group.”

Jenny Southan, editor, founder and CEO of Globetrender

Globetrender is the UK’s leading travel trend forecasting agency.

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