US State Department Special Envoy wants Malta tourism to turn gay for America
He is the US State Department's first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT persons. His name is Randy Berry, and he suggested Malta Tourism to become a gay tourism destination.
He is the US State Department’s first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT persons. His name is Randy Berry, and he suggested Malta Tourism to become a gay tourism destination.
Randy Berry, on a whirlwind visit to Malta yesterday, thinks this is an untapped tourism market for this island country.
Mr. Berry told the local press: “I get the feeling Malta isn’t just LGBT-tolerant, but LGBT-friendly. This makes a world of difference when it comes to tourism and could be very beneficial to Malta.” One of the first things he saw when arriving on the island was a gay couple holding hands.
LGBT tourism is a form of niche tourism marketed to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, mainly concerned with cultural and safety issues.
Illustrating his point further, Mr. Berry said just 30 percent of Americans carried a passport. However, 70 percent of LGBT Americans were passport holders.