Travel Daily

LGBTIQ+ challenges


NEARLY half of LGBTIQ+ travellers in Australia revealed they have experience­d some form of discrimina­tion when travelling, according to new research from

The research also found that half had endured “lessthan-welcoming” experience­s while staying at commercial accommodat­ion, while 61% indicated that travelling as an LGBTIQ+ person impacts how they behave with their significan­t other when travelling together.

Despite the concerning data, the vast majority (89%) of LGBTIQ+ travellers surveyed believe that the majority of the experience­s have been welcoming, and one in three had enjoyed a great first impression on hotel arrival.

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