Stats: Top 10 Destinations to Celebrate Pride

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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

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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.

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