Travel marketers eye gay travel dollars
Posted on February 9, 2009
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More and more tourism industry marketers are eyeing the gay travel market. That’s no surprise considering the market’s disposable income. Here are the numbers courtes of Witeck-Combs Communications and Harris Interactive,
6.8% of Americans over the age of 18 roughly 16 million adults self
identify as GLBT.
The buying power of the U.S. GLBT market is estimated at over $712 billion.
There are conservatively estimated over three million same-sex-couple households in the United States.
Nearly one in four U.S. gay men and lesbians live in households with children under the age of 18.
Because roughly 25% of U.S. GLBT households have children, GLBT consumers tend to have more discretionary income to spend than the average American family, affording them more per capita buying power than many consumer populations.
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