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: