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Gay Tourism: New Perspectives


Vorobjovas-Pinta, O, Gay Tourism: New Perspectives, Gay Tourism, Channel View Publications, O Vorobjovas-Pinta (ed), Bristol, UK, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9781845418427 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.21832/VOROBJ8427


Gay tourism is a dynamic and vibrant phenomenon. The definition of gay tourism is rather complex, however it is generally described as a form of niche tourism that refers to the development and marketing of tourism products and services to lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and other people (LGBTQI+). Although the term ‘gay’ technically refers to gay men and lesbians, it can also be used in a wider sense to include all other sexual orientations or gender identities under the LGBTQI+ banner. Therefore, the term ‘gay tourism’ in this book is used loosely and encompasses all forms and combinations of the LGBTQI+ acronym. Indeed, ‘gay tourism’ has been established as a more recognisable and user-friendly term than ‘LGBTQI+ tourism’ or any other derivations (Southall & Fallon, 2011).

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:gay tourism, LGBT, LGBTQI+, gay marketing, pink dollar
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Impacts of tourism
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Socio-cultural issues in tourism
UTAS Author:Vorobjovas-Pinta, O (Dr Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta)
ID Code:148840
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Sociology and Criminology
Deposited On:2022-02-16
Last Modified:2022-07-26

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