Stats: Top 10 Destinations to Celebrate Pride

Photo by Mark_photo/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Hotel searches for Pride weekends are up by more than double digits over last year, according to a new analysis of travel for Pride by Orbitz. Based on its internal booking data and a recent survey, the company has also identified the top 10 cities to celebrate Pride in 2019, based on recent flight prices and travel searches. They are:

  1. Provincetown, MA
  2. St. Petersburg, FL
  3. Atlanta, GA
  4. Long Beach, CA
  5. New York City, NY
  6. Minneapolis, MN.
  7. Columbus, OH
  8. Miami, FL
  9. Houston, TX
  10. San Francisco, CA

The survey also found that social media (82 percent) and feedback from friends, family and peers (69 percent) are the main sources from which LGBTQ travelers are most likely to hear about Pride events. Additionally, nearly three in four (74 percent) Pride travelers say knowing whether or not a place is LGBTQ+ friendly impacts their decision to travel there.

Other fun facts from the report: more than 30 percent of LGBTQ travelers say Ellen DeGeneres is the celebrity they would most like to travel with for Pride; 24 percent would prefer to travel with Lady Gaga and 15 percent would like to travel with the cast from Queer Eye or the Obamas

DAILY NEWS & DEALS NEWSLETTER

Like this story? Subscribe to Daily News & Deals!

Featuring breaking news on the latest product launches, deals, sales promotions, and executive appointments. Be sure to sign-up for this free industry daily newsletter.

The report is based on Orbitz search and historical booking data from 2017 to 2018, as well as a survey conducted among 300 U.S. adults ages 18-44 fielded between March 11 and March 15, 2019. Orbitz also incorporated supplemental data from its pricing and demand information based on historical averages for flights and hotels booked during Pride event dates during 2017 and 2018, as well as travel intent based in search information collected during Pride event dates from 2018 to 2019.

Related Stories

Stats: Travel Booking Jobs Down by 500 in March

Stats: 35% Would Pick First Class Upgrade Over Future Discount

Stats: Younger Travelers More Likely to Go to Learn About Themselves

Stats: Leisure, Hospitality Lead Small Business Earnings Growth in March

Suggested Articles:

While these safaris, from South Africa to Tanzania, might not offer private butlers and plunge pools, they do offer great value for money.

South African Airways’ business rescue filing and United’s leadership shakeup may have led the headlines in the air travel world this week.

New niche sales trainings cover a variety of travel types. Here's an inside look.