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US Ambassador welcomes LGBT tourists

At ITB Berlin 2019, US Ambassador Richard Grenell specifically encouraged gays and lesbians to holiday in the United States. In his welcome speech, the openly gay ambassador said that travel opportunities for LGBT tourists have never been better than they are today. He appealed to tour operators to increase their efforts for these target groups.

In general, he commended Germans’ uninterrupted interest in holidays in the USA and pointed to rosy economic prospects in North America in the long term. The number of German direct investments in the first three quarters of 2018 have met or surpassed those of the entire previous year. “German companies want to participate in this expanding market,” he said and advised the tourism industry: “Increase your activities in the area of business travel.” These trips can carry over into leisure travel as they can easily be extended by a few days holiday, maybe even with the entire family.”

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