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LGBT tourism makes regional splash

The Bahamas, Cancun, Cuba, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro are named among the top 10 Caribbean and Latin American countries for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) vacationers in 2015.

Although Jamaica did not make it on the list, and will probably not make an entry within another 25 years, there is a significant number of properties here that have earned the 'gay-friendly' annotation. The hotels, guest houses and villas accepting LGBT visitors are based in all five resort areas and the capital city - Kingston.

The LGBT market is valued in excess of US$200 billion in annual spending, says the leading global travel networking association, Out Now Business Class (ONBC).

Their subsidiary, Out Now Global (ONG) released its findings during the recent World Travel Market (WTM) trade show held at Excel in London, between November 3 and 6. According to ONG's chief executive officer, Ian Johnson ... read more

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