In an attempt to increase tourism, The city of Orlando seeks to host the Gay Games in 2018.
Orlando Sentinel reports:
A new visitors’ bureau that aims to attract gay tourists to Orlando is getting things started with a bid to attract one of the world’s largest amateur athletic events, the Gay Games.
Converge Orlando Inc. is poised to announce its bid for the 2018 Gay Games at a news conference this afternoon. The international sporting expo, which, like the Olympics, is held every four years, draws thousands of athletes from dozens of countries.
“We’ve estimated over 200,000 attendees over a seven- to 10-day period,” said Mikael Audebert, executive director Converge Orlando, which will market itself as Orlando Gay Travel. “We are going to work with the entire region to make this happen.”
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