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The power of the pink dollar is growing for the travel industry. LGBT travellers spend US$211 billion annually, according to research by specialist consultants Out Now, and this is a niche market the industry is tapping into.
“The LGBTQ community has 23 per cent more disposable income than their heterosexual counterparts, they travel more frequently and spend more when in resorts,” says Darren Burn, the managing director of TravelGay.com, a gay travel, entertainment and lifestyle guide, and OutOfOffice.com, which arranges tailor-made holidays and gay group trips.