Tourism in Palm Springs has rebounded with a vengeance, surpassing pre-pandemic records in both hotel occupancy and arrivals to Palm Springs International Airport. Tourism officials say that while there are still fewer international visitors, domestic travelers have more than made up for that difference.
LGBTQ travelers were among the first to return to the desert city and they returned early and often. Palm Springs’ gay resorts are often sold out even during the quieter weekdays. That may sound like a good problem for the resorts to have but Michael Green, who owns the very popular Triangle Inn along with his husband Stephen Boyd, told the Bay Area Reporter that he is hopeful that the unprecedented demand for gay resorts will soon be satisfied with other properties being developed.
“Some people have said that the gay resorts would fade away, but just the opposite has happened,” Green said. The resort owner added that he hoped that gay travelers won’t become frustrated and get out of the habit of visiting the city because they aren’t able to find a room at a gay hotel.