February 1, 2021
At Virgin Atlantic, being thoughtful, caring and open-minded is at the heart of everything we do. Travel is about broadening your horizons and exploring the planet. It’s about having a world view, a healthy curiosity and appreciation for the joyous kaleidoscope that is the human race. We believe that everyone, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or ability should be able to take on the world.
Unfortunately, we know that for the LGBTQ+ community, going on holiday often means going back in the closet for fear of discrimination. It’s long been our goal to be become one of the friendliest LGBTQ+ companies in travel and in recent years we’ve focused on empowering staff, educating customers and influencing suppliers as well as using our influence to advance LGBTQ+ equality in regions such as the Caribbean. That’s why we’re a keen supporter of the work of Open for Business who are working to tackle this archaic form of discrimination.
Are you living in the UK, US or Canada? Have you visited the Caribbean, or would you consider doing so in the next three years? If so, ‘Open For Business’ invite you to complete a short survey to help them identify the present barriers which may affect the attractiveness of the Caribbean as a destination, particularly among the LGBT community.
The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, and all data will remain anonymous and confidential. Participants may also opt-in to a prize draw to win an Apple Watch Series 6.
For more information about the Caribbean tourism research and to take the survey, please click here.