Gay tourists bring annually into the coffers of Italy about € 2.7 billion
On average gay tourists have a rest in Italy during 10 days and spend 1070 euros per trip, resulting annually bring to the economy of around € 2.7 billion. This was reported by Expo Tourism Gay organizers of the exhibition, which was held in Rome last weekend.
For the first time the event was held for four years at the Coliseum. “Our exhibition aims to highlight the importance of gays and lesbians for the tourism industry, – said the organizer Paolo Bertagni. – Expo Tourism Gay is a true celebration of diversity, and it takes place in an amazing location”.
According to the Association of European gay tourism, homosexuals in the average cost of travel more than heterosexual travelers. According to experts, the European gay tourists spend in a year from 48 to 52 billion euros. 418 gay-friendly hotels operate in Italy.
“We want to attract the tourist industry LGBT more investors and businessmen, because it is one of the most overlooked niche in the field of European tourism,” – said Bertagni.