Image via Google MapsArgentina has reported that the LGBT community is responsible for a significant increase in tourism. The host of the annual GNETWORK 360 international gay tourism conference, for the seventh year this year, was lauded for promoting equality and being a model destination for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, couples and families, according to Telam.

Globally, tourism grew by 3 percent in 2013, and LGBT tourism reached 9.7 percent, according to La Nacion. But Argentina has been recognized as a top destination because of its laws guaranteeing equal treatment, according to Terra. It was the first Latin American country to recognize same-sex marriage.

The list of destinations within Argentina, which specifically developed marketing strategies to attract the LGBT tourists, include Mendoza, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Salta, Jujuy, Iguazu, Puerto Madryn, San Martin de los Andes, El Calafate, Ushuaia, Rosario and Parana.

By Anjalee Khemlani – Full Story at the Latin Post | Argentina Gay Travel Resources

This post originally appeared on the Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog. Image via Google Maps

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