Charles Sturt University research finds LGBT community prefer travel to rural destinations, as Orange prepares to host inaugural Rainbow Festival

By Kate Oneill
Updated November 25 2021 - 12:46am, first published 12:42am
FIRST FOR ORANGE: Orange's inaugural Rainbow Festival is scheduled for May 2022 after COVID forced organisers to postpone in 2022.

Tourism operators in rural areas are being encouraged to provide more LGBT- friendly travel experiences to capture the so-called pink dollar, after research revealed LGBT individuals not only travel more, but have a preference for rural travel.



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