• Monday , 16 July 2018
LGBT Honeymoon abroad? Seek Advice Before You Go

LGBT Honeymoon abroad? Seek Advice Before You Go

As same-sex marriages start to take place legally for the first time in the UK, an estimated increase in same-sex couples booking their honeymoons abroad has triggered a new travel advice campaign by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The campaign, launched today, aims to reach out to LGBT couples and to LGB&T travellers more broadly, and advises them to choose their travel destination with care. Here is the main gist of it:

  • Attitudes towards gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender travellers vary considerably around the world and can be very different from those in the UK;
  • Always research the destination you intend to visit before you book your holiday/honeymoon:
  • Some countries could have laws which punish same-sex sexual activity – even, potentially, with the death penalty;
  • While others may recognise same-sex marriage, it may not be culturally acceptable; certain acts may not be legal and the local society could be intolerant of LGB&T travellers in general.

Visit the LGBT travel advice page on GOV.UK for more information.

To coincide with the campaign launch the F&CO has also partnered with The Gay Wedding Guide and canvassed opinions on the LGBT travellers’ top choices for honeymoon destinations abroad. Here is the result:

LGBT Honeymoon_Infographic

Where would you go for the perfect honeymoon? Got any interesting tips to share? We’d love to hear all about it, leave us your comment below.

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