GayTravel.com announced the winners of the 2018 Gay Travel Awards and the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort was on the list.
- According to data from the World Tourism Organization (WTO), there are approximately 180 million LGBTQ tourists a year traveling around the world, representing 10% of the total of international tourists and generating $185 million a year through their activities. According to the International Gay Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), this segment also grows 11% per year compared to conventional tourism that grows at a rate of 3.5%.
- With respect to Mexico, the Ministry of Tourism states approximately 2.9 million tourists from this segment visit the country. The Chamber of Tourism and Commerce shows the average expenditure of the segment to be 765 USD per tourist, 60% more than international tourists spend on average during their visits to Mexico.