Hong Kong will fight for gay tourists

The Hong Kong authorities decided to attract more members of the LGBT community, making the tourism environment of the city more friendly towards gays. About it reports The South China Morning Post.

In particular, Hong Kong already filed a bid to host the Gay games in 2022, which, as expected, the city authorities will be able to bring to the Treasury of almost $ 130 million. At the moment the total volume of Hong Kong’s tourist business is estimated at 4.3 billion dollars, about 1.45 percent of GDP.

According to local experts, the city has huge potential as a tourist destination for LGBT visitors from mainland China. According to the data for 2016 in Hong Kong was the Chinese capital of gay tourism, ahead of Thailand and Macau. Of the total number of participants of the gay parade last year, 12 percent came from mainland China.

At the moment in Hong Kong there are three hotels for gays and lesbian, and an LGBT travel Agency.