Gay tourism a 2.7-mn-euro industry in Italy

LGBT travel expo to launch in front of Colosseum

(ANSA) - Rome, May 21 - Gay tourism rakes in 2.7 million euros annually in Italy, with the average gay tourist spending 1,070 euros per trip. The data was unveiled Wednesday at a presentation in Rome of the Expo Turismo Gay trade fair, scheduled Friday through Sunday in front of the Colosseum.
    "We'll be under the Colosseum (turning it into) Gay Street Roma to underline the importance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourism as a resource in a place of such international visibility," said event president Paolo Bertagni.


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