Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Tourist Activity of LGBT in European Post-Communist States: the Case of Poland
Issue: Vol. 9, No 1, 2016
Published date: 03-2016 (print) / 03-2016 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Adrian P. Lubowiecki-Vikuk
Jacek Borzyszkowski
Keywords: LGBT, tourist behavior, LGBT tourism, socio-demographic factors, Poland
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-1/13
Index PUBMS: f2f90557-0297-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 192-208 (17)
JEL classification: L83, Z32

It is a common opinion that LGBT constitute a very active segment of the present-day tourist market. In the opinions of many scientists, their tourist activity is even higher than that of heterosexual people (considering both the numbers of trips and tourist expenditures). In this article, we present the tourist activity of the Polish LGBT society as an example of this segment from one of post-communist countries. In an anonymous poll, 442 people participated who represented 4 LGBT environments, i.e. gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals. We examined their tourist activity from the perspective of the destinations of their trips, expenditures etc. Thereby, the information obtained allowed us to define the tourist activity level of the Polish LGBT as compared with the whole of the Polish society and LGBT environments from other countries. The results obtained have implications for further research related to the tourist activity of LGBT.