Spain second-most visited LGBT destination in Europe

Over €6 billion was pumped into the Spanish economy via LGBT tourism in the past 12 months

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Pride celebrations in Torremolinos
Pride celebrations in Torremolinos

LGBT tourism is booming in Spain, with more visitors than ever.

Spain is now the most visited European destination for LGBT tourists, gay and lesbian visitors not shy to splash the cash.

Over €6 billion was pumped into the Spanish economy via LGBT tourism in the past 12 months.

And LGBT tourists appear happier to splash out on their travels, with the average LGBT tourist forking out 30% more than their hetrosexual equivalents.    

While the most visited destination for LGBT tourists was Barcelona, Madrid came in second and the Costa del Sol in third, with Torremolinos flying the flag as the gay capital of the coast.

And just last month 71,000 visitors descended on Barcelona for the second-largest LGBT pride festival in Europe.

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