In an attempt to reach larger markets and target niches, travel agencies are offering tailor made tours and travel packages that cater to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer(or LGBTQ) community, offering queer friendly establishments. Due to the tricky legal position of the community in the country, however, growth in this sector is slow.
There are a handful of travel agencies and websites in India that cater specifically to the LGBTQ community as a niche market for travel and tourism. One such agency is “Indjapink”, a men only exclusive gay travel company that is “proudly & fully gay owned & operated travel agency” founded by Sanjay Malhotra, a fashion designer from India. Another such agency is “Pink Vibjyor” which is more inclusive in nature and also offers tours for lesbian women and couples.This was formed by Rajat Singhla,coming from a family background in the tourism industry along with another founder, Peter Hoise. Apart from such companies, there are travel and tours agencies that offer special packages to LGBTQ customers but are not completely focused in the service of this community. READ FULL