45.000 tourists visited Tel Aviv on the occasion of Gay Pride 2019
The months of May and June were full for tourism in Tel Aviv. Following the Eurovision competition, which took place at the end of May, the parade of the LGBTQ community followed. This attracted no less than 250.000 participants, including 45.000 tourists.
The largest Pride parade in the Middle East reached its 11th edition and evolved over time from a one-day parade to a festival that took place over several weeks.
Gay Pride 2019
Moreover, beyond the message of confidence for the LGBTQ community, the parade has also become an important tourist attraction for Tel Aviv, this year no less than 45.000 tourists came specifically to attend the festival.
Tel Aviv was voted "Best Gay City" and "The Most Gay-Friendly City in the World", the Pride parade being one of the most important LGBTQ events in the world, attracting thousands of visitors to Israel.
Over 45 millions of dollars spent
During the festival and event, tourists brought the local economy over 45 million dollars, spending 89 million dollars for advertising to the LGBTQ public, including Pride Week.
Tourists who come to this event have an average age of 37 years and most opt for rented apartments. Hotels are chosen by tourists over 40 for years. The minimum length of stay during Tel Aviv Pride 2019 was 5 days.
Patrick Harris Tel Aviv Ambassador Pride 2019
American actor, writer, singer and producer Neil Patrick Harris has been elected Pride Ambassador, saying after the event that "Tel Aviv Pride has become an important symbol of the visibility and acceptance of the LGBTQ community internationally. We are excited to visit Israel for the first time and are honored to be part of this celebration that supports the LGBTQ community, both in Israel and globally, especially as we celebrate 50 years since the Stonewall uprising. ”
"Tel Aviv, which has already been recognized as" the city most friendly to the LGBTQ community "and an important point for freedom, pluralism and tolerance, is proud to host a large and diverse LGBTQ population. The Pride Parade is not just a holiday, but a statement of support and an opportunity to promote equal rights for all. We will continue to support and celebrate the local LGBTQ culture and continue to be a welcoming destination for the international gay community ”, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai.
70.000 of Romanian tourists have visited Israel since the beginning of 2019 until now
The growing demand for the destination Israel is also seen in the data recorded by the Ministry of Tourism of Israel. From the beginning of the year until the end of May, 2019, over 70.000 of Romanian tourists arrived in Israel. Authorities expect to exceed 120.000 record of tourists registered last year.