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Why the LGBTQ Community May Be the First to Travel Again
History suggests that there is one demographic that has proved uniquely wiling to travel even when the risks associated are high: the LGBTQ community.
May 28, 2020
Gay beach destinations plan for summer, with pandemic in mind
LGBTQ beach destinations — Fire Island Pines, Cherry Grove, Asbury Park, Rehoboth Beach and Provincetown — are planning for a new normal amid coronavirus.
May 23, 2020
LGBT Americans Report Strong Travel Needs and Definite Plans Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
Not surprising to observe, most American adults surveyed this month by The Harris Poll, express reservations and go-slow attitudes towards reviving their leisure and business travel habits. Acknowledging serious public health concerns as well as new limits promoting safe travel and accommodations practices, even the most frequent travelers cite caution in making their next plans in light of the co...
May 20, 2020
IGLTA Builds LGBTQ+ Travel Industry Connections during Covid-19 Lockdown
The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has provided support to its members through weekly Google Meet conversations for the past month, offering as many as 12 different group calls each Thursday. The IGLTA Members Connect Series targets various regions and travel business types (travel advisors, tour operators, CVBs, media) and is offered in English, Spanish and Portuguese. On 7 May, the orga...
May 06, 2020
Travel Planning During the Coronavirus Quarantine?
Travel planning during the coronavirus? Is now really the best time to start planning your next vacation? According to plenty of experts, the answer is yes.
April 16, 2020
Let This App Do The Queer Traveling For You
Ovation’s Journy app lets you explore the world from the comforts of home.
April 14, 2020
Enjoy The Magic Of Airbnb Experiences From The Comfort Of Your Home
Michael Adams
April 09, 2020
Why 2020 is the year to visit San Francisco
It’s only on the last morning that the fog finally lifts and the Golden Gate Bridge shows its rust-red suspension cables. I’d almost caught it the day before, weaving madly through traffic in an Uber towards the viewing point, watching the pillows of cloud roll in across the bay. No luck – I was too late.  But on this stately Californian Sunday morning, all clear skies,
March 02, 2020
My Queer Experience at a Resort Designed for Straight Couples
Most couples resorts are designed specifically for a man and a woman.
February 16, 2020
Traveling as a Queer Woman Is Terrifying, but That's Not All It Is
When people want to know what it's really like to travel when you're LGBTQ+, they want to hear about the fear.
February 01, 2020
LGBT+Ally Host OTA Listing Site Celebrates Major Milestone Rings in New Year with 1,000th Property
January 17, 2020
Pride Journey: Palm Springs
Palm Springs is one of those destinations that you never get tired of. I’m not sure if it’s the landscape, or the abundance of over-the-top gayness that makes the city truly magical. On my most recent visit to the desert gay mecca, I attended Palm Springs Pride, an event headlined this year by TLC and Kristine W. This year was the largest pride celebration in the city’s history. I even had the opp...
January 10, 2020

Gay Women Worry About Staying Safe While Traveling

Why more than half of LGBTQ people say they have to choose between being visible and being safe when traveling.
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January 08, 2020

Pride Journey: Wichita, Kansas
When I found out I had the opportunity to visit Wichita, I was really excited. I had never been to Kansas before (aside from Kansas City) and was eager to see what “Cowtown” had to offer. First, a little history lesson.
December 03, 2019
Gay Country Guide to Moldova for LGBTQ travellers
Moldova is all about wines. Lots of delicious, fine wines that you've probably never heard of. What used to be a small slice of the Soviet Union is now one of the most underrated parts of Europe begging to be discovered.
November 29, 2019

Why you should start a local LGBTQ+ marketing advisory group today

As a destination marketer, you are busy. Not only are you overseeing your city’s owned properties, PR, social and search, you may also be tasked with diversity and inclusion efforts. Well, I have help...
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November 27, 2019


Pink Budapest: The new LGBTQ image video of the city has arrived Same-sex couples in the focus

Launched by the Humen Travel Tourism Association, the Pink Budapest Project has released its second LGBTQ image video with the purpose of increasing Budapest’s popularity among gay tourists all around...
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November 08, 2019

5 Gay Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio
This was my fourth visit to Columbus, Ohio and every time I visit, I discover something new. What a lot of people don’t realize about this thriving mid-west city is that its LGBTQ community is one of the largest in the United States and growing every day. Here are a few LGBTQ attractions and events to explore while visiting The Arch City.
October 18, 2019

LGBTQ Tourism Marketing Summary 2019

This summer, we've had the opportunity to work on some incredible LGBTQ tourism-focused campaigns, utilizing the full range of our capabilities, from hyper-targeting LGBTQ travelers living in specific...
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October 03, 2019

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VIDEO: Fabstayz caters to LGBTQ travelers
Renee King opens her cozy apartment next to her Tampa Heights home to guests from all over the world.
September 17, 2019
How to Be an LGBT Ally While Traveling
It only takes one extra step in your trip planning research to make an impact, as a member of the LGBTQ+ community or as an ally.
August 24, 2019
VACAYA Sails Inaugural Cruise from New York Harbor
As Celebrity Summit majestically set sail past Lady Liberty and out of New York Harbor on Sunday, history was made. Onboard was VACAYA – the first and only large-scale, full-ship/full-resort LGBT+ vacation company on the planet designed for the entire LGBT+ community. At a lavish onboard launch event, Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth was named Godmother of VACAYA and also coronated “Queen of the ...
August 14, 2019

Historical Walking Tours of Buenos Aires by Cicerone BA

We’ve heard some great testimonials over the years from folks we know taking various historical walking tour of Buenos Aires, so we decided it was time to meet up with Marcelo Mansilla of Cicerone BA ...
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August 08, 2019

This Is What 13 Experts Want LGBTQ Travelers to Experience
We asked 13 travel experts what their favorite destinations had to offer LGBTQ visitors, and – ooh, honey – they rolled out the pink carpet! Where Did We Find These Experts? Well, when we heard that Pink Banana Media was hosting a pre-conference reception at Aspire at One World Trade Center, we headed up. Thirteen pros jumped at the opportunity to tell us what their destination had to offer LGBTQ ...
August 03, 2019

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