Nara earmarks funds to attract LGBT travelers

posted on February 24, 2016

The city of Nara, the ancient capital of Japan, said Tuesday it has earmarked funds to attract lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers from home and abroad.

Nara allocated ¥2.08 million ($18,500) in its budget for fiscal 2016 starting April 1 for the purpose. Additionally, it plans to hold study sessions for people in tourism and restaurant industries, among other activities.

Nara also said it plans to join the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, becoming the first Japanese municipality to express an intention to become a member.

source by japantimes
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