After a year of significant progress on LGBT+ rights, including a constitutional ruling in May that should lead to the legalization of marriage equality in Taiwan, hotel owners in Taipei took steps to appeal to LGBT+ travelers who visited for Pride.
More than 123,000 people, including visitors from around the world, and particularly from other countries in Asia, participated in Taipei Pride 2017, which was held in late October.
Hotels including the Mandarin Oriental Taipei, The W, and Check Inn offered special features and rates for travelers coming for Pride.
“Pride Parade week saw many activities. Taipei’s major hotels were full, and the department stores and restaurants experienced high consumer volumes. This proved the beneficial effects of the rainbow economy,” a Pride organizer told the Taipei Times