Community Marketing Inc.

LGBT travel rebounds in the past year, survey shows

SAN FRANCISCO -- Community Marketing Inc. (CMI) recently completed its 16th annual Gay & Lesbian Tourism Study, which surveyed over 10,000 LGBT participants.

CMI compiled responses from self-identified gay and lesbian consumers who read LGBT publications, visit LGBT websites and attend LGBT events. The company estimates that LGBT travelers have an economic impact of over $65 billion per year in the U.S. alone.

The survey was conducted between Sept. 20 and Oct. 31, 2011. The report that resulted from the survey includes a number of key findings:

Nevada Commission on Tourism creates website for LGBT community

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) has launched a website to meet the needs of the LGBT community, considered an increasingly lucrative and vibrant market within the travel industry.

The site, gay.travelnevada.com, offers information on LGBT-featured events, as well as information on Nevada's hotels, shows and amenities.