Austin Passes LGBT Tourism Resolution

1.31.2014

By Kevin Okeeffe

The Austin City Council wants the liberal Texas city to embrace LGBT visitors with new tourism ventures.

Austin, already the liberal hipster haven of Texas, is looking to get gayer.

The Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) will work with the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau and Austin's city manager Marc Ott to boost LGBT tourism after the Austin City Council passed a resolution petitioning for such last Thursday.

"LGBT tourism represents a great opportunity for Austin — an opportunity that definitely has not been fully tapped," AGLCC President Jimmy Flannigan said after the resolution was passed.

The resolution focused primarily on untapped economic advantages. "Potential for economic developmetn in Austin's LGBT community, tapping both national and international opportunities, remains to be leveraged, in part due to lack of targeted infrastructure," the resolution read.

An update on plans to expand LGBT tourism is expected to be offered by Ott on March 28.

Read OUT Traveler's guide on where to visit in Austin here.

Tags: Austin

AddThis