A survey of more than 1,000 members of the LGBT community has named Ibiza the most LGBT friendly beach destination in Europe, gaining 18% of the vote.

The survey conducted by On the Beach, which has launched a dedicated area of the website aiming to help the LGBT community plan and book the ideal beach holiday, also revealed that many members are unaware of the numerous Pride festivals held around Europe each year.

Whilst 18% said they were aware of the annual Pride event in Ibiza, only 5% were aware of Accept, an annual festival and parade on the island of Cyprus, now in its third year.

Only one in ten said they were aware of the Pride festival on the LGBT friendly island of Mykonos, which takes places this year from August 17-21. Less than one in ten (9%) said they were aware of the annual Pride festival on the island of Mallorca, a festival which has been held on the popular island for many years.

The survey also found that LGBT travellers are not averse to travelling to destinations which are considered not LGBT friendly, with 64% saying they would travel to a non-friendly resort or destination.

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