Points out the health dimensions of travel and tourism, and calls for awareness and practical collaboration from those in the industry and in the social and health sciences. This study encompasses a wide range of issues, with historical, political and economic ramifications.
Since the mid-90s there has been increased interest in the phenomenon of gay tourism. Researchers are examining the range of cultural, social, psychological and health issues that are affecting men and lesbians on their travels. This book defines gay tourism and is a benchmark for future research on this important and often misrepresented market.