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Post WorldPride2017 Rest & Relaxation in Sitges

Post WorldPride2017 Rest & Relaxation in Sitges | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

So what does one do after a whirlwind of a week in Madrid for World Pride 2017?  Well, for our group, a quick flight to Barcelona and a quick train ride to Sitges was just what the doctor ordered!

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Hotel Ad Uses Noah's Ark Story to Welcome All Types of Couples

Hotel Ad Uses Noah's Ark Story to Welcome All Types of Couples | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Often the Bible is used to justify homophobia, but Axel Hotels is turning that narrative around with its new “Noah’s Ark” commercial, conveying the message that all types of couples are welcome at Axel. The ad, timed for LGBT Pride Month, shows a variety of same-sex couples, starting out with similar pairs — “bears,” “otters,” …
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World Pride Madrid 2017 Reception Held in NYC

World Pride Madrid 2017 Reception Held in NYC | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Last night the folks from World Pride Madrid 2017, Tourism Madrid, Tourism Spain and a wide variety of tourism partners hosted an incredible reception in New York City to celebrate the marketing launch of this exciting event coming to Spain in 2017.
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In attendance were a wide variety of LGBT tourism “movers and shakers”, as well as LGBT influencers, several of whom have already been Tweeting, posting and sharing blogs, articles, photos and videos introducing their folks to the upcoming event.

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Matt Skallerud's curator insight, December 16, 2016 7:39 AM

In attendance were a wide variety of LGBT tourism “movers and shakers”, as well as LGBT influencers, several of whom have already been Tweeting, posting and sharing blogs, articles, photos and videos introducing their folks to the upcoming event.

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17 Money Saving Tips When Planning Your Spanish Vacation

17 Money Saving Tips When Planning Your Spanish Vacation | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Spain is a dream destination for many. However, that doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune to have an amazing experience. Before you book your trip, consider these money-saving tips to help you get the most for your money without missing any of the unique moments Spain has to offer.

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Our Top 10 Gay Friendly Picks for 2017

Our Top 10 Gay Friendly Picks for 2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Looking for a holiday destination for 2017 and not sure where to go? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite gay friendly destinations around the world
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From Europe to Asia to North America, these gay hotspots won’t disappoint. So without further ado, here’s Our Top 10 Gay Friendly Picks for 2017 – perfectly designed for the discerning gay traveler, the partier, history buff, the cultural fanatic and the beachgoer – there’s sure to be something for everyone.

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Don’t Miss Madrid’s Summer of Surreal Art

Don’t Miss Madrid’s Summer of Surreal Art | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

When the artist Hieronymus Bosch passed away 500 years ago in the little Dutch town of ’s-Hertogenbosch, he left behind an astonishing and groundbreaking portfolio — with intricate scenes of monstrous figures doing the wackiest things — that continue to inspire disciples and perplex experts to this day.


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Great NY Post Travel piece on Museo Nacional del Prado's big 500th anniversary show on Dutch visionary Hieronymus Bosch, plus the other two points on Madrid's fantastic Golden Triangle of Art, the Museo Reina Sofía and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. #MadridArt 

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Fabrice Tasendo's curator insight, July 19, 2016 5:23 PM

Great NY Post Travel piece on Museo Nacional del Prado's big 500th anniversary show on Dutch visionary Hieronymus Bosch, plus the other two points on Madrid's fantastic Golden Triangle of Art, the Museo Reina Sofía and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. #MadridArt 

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Video: Visiting the Gay-Friendly Island of Gran Canaria in Spain

Video: Visiting the Gay-Friendly Island of Gran Canaria in Spain | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Check out our latest video visiting the gay-friendly island of Gran Canaria. Here are some of our favorite activities plus great reasons to visit year-round.
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Madrid Food Tour: 5 Spanish Foods that Surprised Me

Madrid Food Tour: 5 Spanish Foods that Surprised Me | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
I recently went on the Tapas, Taverns & History Madrid Food Tour. Find out why I was surprised by some of the foods including olives, blue cheese and anchovies.

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Our friend from Two Bad Tourists went on a Devour Madrid Food Tour and here are the 5 foods that surprised him! #GayMadrid #VisitGaySpain

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Fabrice Tasendo's curator insight, December 2, 2016 8:29 PM

Our friend from Two Bad Tourists went on a Devour Madrid Food Tour and here are the 5 foods that surprised him! #GayMadrid #VisitGaySpain

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Spain continues to grow as top destination for gay travellers

Spain continues to grow as top destination for gay travellers | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Between Sitges, Ibiza and Gran Canaria, Spain has long been known as one of the most popular international locations for gay travellers.
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Just how popular though has been made clear by new research which reveals the importance to Spain of the powerful ‘pink pound’. While tourism has been booming in the country in general with a 12% growth in 2015, gay tourism has seen even more spectacular growth with an estimated 28% increase last year.

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Fabrice Tasendo's curator insight, October 26, 2016 11:24 AM
Great article from @lonelyplanet on how people @VisitGaySpain, with #Gaysitges #GayGranCanaria & #GayIbiza leading the charge #VisitGaySpain
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Discovering Spain's best-kept gay secret while cycling through Catalonia's lush landscapes

Discovering Spain's best-kept gay secret while cycling through Catalonia's lush landscapes | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

We all know that Ibiza, Gran Canaria and Sitges are the holy trinity of Spain’s LGBTI holiday destinations.

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Look at what most gay tour operators offer and you’d be forgiven for thinking this was all Spain consisted of. Bustling beaches, a club on every corner and mornings spent nursing a hangover. And then there’s Barcelona…

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Matt Skallerud's curator insight, August 8, 2016 6:01 PM

Look at what most gay tour operators offer and you’d be forgiven for thinking this was all Spain consisted of. Bustling beaches, a club on every corner and mornings spent nursing a hangover. And then there’s Barcelona…