Benefits of using a LGBTQ+ Travel Advisor
“Laws and attitudes may affect safety and ease of travel. More than 70 countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime. It’s important to remember that your LGBT clients are subject to the laws of the destination where they travel. Caution is recommended but it doesn’t mean they definitely can’t visit these places. It is illegal in Dubai, but many LGBT tourists visit with no issues. The State Department website has lots of good information to share. My favorite LGBT-friendly destinations include: Mykonos, Tel Aviv, Las Vegas , Provincetown, Bangkok , San Francisco, Puerto Vallarta, London, Amsterdam and New York City – Gregg Kaminsky, Tzell New York
“I believe the benefits are very similar to what travel agents provide all travelers—they provide expertise, access and knowledge in creating the ideal experience for the guest. The one difference would be finding an agent who has a strong knowledge base of safe and secure locations for an LGBTQ client to book their vacation as many countries are still not safe for our community.” – Kelli Carpenter, Tzell New York
“A good agent familiar with the LGBTQ market has their ear to the ground at all times and should be a fairly good resource for everything that’s out there that is LGBTQ related; be it a gay cruise, a gay tour or a gay event. That, and for complex travel itineraries, travel agents know how to piece together air itineraries that provide the client with a lower airfare solution than they could probably ever figure out on their own. I once booked an entire three city European trip for two U.S. travelers that included hotels, cars, and airfare for less than what they said they had found online for just the airfare—it is a point of pride of mine.” – Leigh Gernert, Tell Los Angeles
Ready to explore one of our favorite LGBT destinations? Contact a Tzell Travel agent to start planning your next adventure!