Feeling welcome and safe when traveling is a given for many – and of course it is not something that members of the LGBTQ+ community ought to really have to worry about. But it is a sad fact that many places around the world are still not as acceptable as they should be. LGBTQ+ travelers often have to think seriously about where to travel.
So where are the best destinations for LGBTQ+ tourists right now? A new study from Planet Cruise reckons it has some answers. The report looked at factors ranging from marriage and adoption laws to the number of LGBTQ+ bars to come up with a ranking of the world’s top places for LGBTQ+ tourists.
The top of the list came New York City, which ranked so high largely thanks to its high number of LGBTQ+ bars. Next up was Londonmainly due to receiving a high ‘safety rating’ while the third was Rio de Janeirowhich had the second highest number of LGBTQ+ bars on the list.
Interestingly, the survey did not include Malta, which often tops the rankings for LGBTQ+ inclusiveness. One reason for this could be that Planet Cruise’s investigation is not nearly as thorough or comprehensive as something like Rainbow Europe, which also looks at factors such as anti-hate crime legislation, medical services and legal gender recognition.
These are the top destinations for LGBTQ+ travelers in 2023, according to Planet Cruise’s report.
- New York CityUSA
- LondonUnited Kingdom
- Rio de JaneiroBrazil
- ManchesterUnited Kingdom
- São PauloBrazil
- Buenos AiresArgentina
If you would like to know more, you can read Planet Cruise’s study in its entirety here. So plan a more inclusive holiday by checking out our LGBTQ+ guides to London, New York and Paris.
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