The results are based on the opinions of 350 survey respondents combined with an analysis of 5,000 gay travel reservations and provides a unique insight into this important, fast-growing market.
54% of respondents said they usually travel on their own, compared with 30% who said they usually travel with a partner. 16% said they usually travel with a friend or group of friends.
20% of respondents said they have experienced a problem at a hotel because they were a same-sex couple.
The most consistent issue reported was a hotel providing a twin room, when a double had been previously booked.
A country’s “gay-friendly” reputation has an impact on holiday spending decisions, with 89% saying it was an important factor.
Despite recent political unrest, Bangkok remains Asia’s most popular gay travel destination. 40% of our respondents said the city is their favourite Asian destination.
62% of respondents said they had taken 3 or more trips for pleasure during the previous 12 months (that involved at least 1 night in a hotel).
32% said they had taken 6 trips or more for pleasure in the previous 12 months.
Gay travelers in Asia tend to book hotels at the last minute, rather than months in advance with 39% of bookings being made just 7 days or less before check-in. This compares with 27% of gay traveler reservations in Europe being made 7 days or less before check-in.
Gay travelers tend to book short stays at each hotel. 83% of stays in Asia were 4 nights or less.
28-07-2014 by TGA Staff | More: About Us