RALEIGH, NC (AP) – The agency that promotes tourism in Raleigh says losses have reached $3 million because of cancelations prompted by the protests of the state’s LBGT law.
The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau told local media Monday the economic losses from the law have quadrupled in the past week.
The biggest cancellation is $1.7 million from the Community Transportation Association of America. It planned to bring 1,000 people in June 2018. The Washington, D.C., association says it will hold the event in Baltimore instead.
The visitors’ bureau said $2.4 million in lost business has been reported this week. The bureau said last week the area lost about $732,000 because of cancellations or the scaling back of plans.
Opponents say the law approved discriminates against the transgender community, gays and lesbians.