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Smithsonian Pride Alliance Announces “PROJECT PRIDE”

Smithsonian Pride Alliance Announces “PROJECT PRIDE” | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Smithsonian Pride Alliance, whose membership spans all of the Institution’s 19 museums, 21 libraries, nine research centers and the National Zoo, will kick off “Pride month for all” with PROJECT PRIDE, a virtual concert and digital time-capsule celebration of LGBTQ+ heritage, culture and history featuring LGBTQ+ musicians, artists and allies, as well as highlights from the Smithsonian collections. PROJECT PRIDE will premiere on YouTube Sunday, May 31, at 8 p.m. ET.

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Pride celebrations scramble to go virtual for 2020

Pride celebrations scramble to go virtual for 2020 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Dozens of Pride celebrations are scrambling to go virtual. One core problem? Making sure they don't feel like another long-winded Zoom call.

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IGLTA Builds LGBTQ+ Travel Industry Connections during Covid-19 Lockdown

IGLTA Builds LGBTQ+ Travel Industry Connections during Covid-19 Lockdown | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

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 organization will feature Milan, Italy, which would have been hosting IGLTA’s 37th Annual Global Convention this week.

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Let This App Do The Queer Traveling For You

Let This App Do The Queer Traveling For You | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Ovation’s Journy app lets you explore the world from the comforts of home.

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Enjoy The Magic Of Airbnb Experiences From The Comfort Of Your Home

Enjoy The Magic Of Airbnb Experiences From The Comfort Of Your Home | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Airbnb has partnered with local organizations around the world to curate Experiences for their communities to be able to learn a new skill while protecting their health... "Millions of elders aren't able to go outside and risk their health due to the current crisis, and need activities to help them stay connected to the world around them," says Michael Adams, SAGE CEO. "Through our partnership with Airbnb, SAGE is able to give older members of LGBT communities across the country an opportunity to not only meet other people, but also learn a new hobby and travel to nearly anywhere around the world, all from the safety of their home. This is what partnership and connection is all about."

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Why 2020 is the year to visit San Francisco

Why 2020 is the year to visit San Francisco | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

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,

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Traveling as a Queer Woman Is Terrifying, but That's Not All It Is

Traveling as a Queer Woman Is Terrifying, but That's Not All It Is | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

When people want to know what it's really like to travel when you're LGBTQ+, they want to hear about the fear.

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Pride Journey: Palm Springs

Pride Journey: Palm Springs | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

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 opportunity to meet Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon.

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Honeymoon in Budapest welcomes first LGBTQ honeymooners

Honeymoon in Budapest welcomes first LGBTQ honeymooners | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

“Budapest is a welcoming city where we felt at peace” - The new Honeymoon in Budapest program, launched by the Humen Travel Tourism Association for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) tourist destination marketing, aims to better position Budapest for LGBTQ tourists by focusing on honeymooners. The Leongs, Shinchi and Guzifer, invited by the Humen Travel Tourism Association, were the first to spend a magical week in the Hungarian capital recently.

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IGLTA Announces Atlanta as the Host City for its 2021 Global Convention

IGLTA Announces Atlanta as the Host City for its 2021 Global Convention | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The renowned Georgia Aquarium will welcome delegates on opening night - The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has selected Atlanta, Georgia’s capital and an LGBTQ+ oasis in the southern United States, as the host city for its 38th Annual Global Convention, 5-8 May 2021. This will be the first time the city has hosted IGLTA’s premier educational and networking event.

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

Why you should start a local LGBTQ+ marketing advisory group today | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

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 for you. Your community can greatly help you market your city, if you let them. Most smaller LGBTQ+ organizations are volunteer run; they work tirelessly to put on events that enrich your community and can drive visitation. What they lack is the means to properly market themselves

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5 Gay Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio

5 Gay Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

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.

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First-Ever Pride of the Americas Coming to Greater Fort Lauderdale April 21-26, 2020

First-Ever Pride of the Americas Coming to Greater Fort Lauderdale April 21-26, 2020 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Historic and Transformational LGBT+ Event Brings Two Continents and 35 Countries Together - Greater Fort Lauderdale is proud to be the host destination for the first-ever Pride of the Americas on April 21-26, 2020. This historic and transformational event brings two continents and 35 countries together, welcoming everyone under the sun. Pride of the Americas will be hosted by Pride Fort Lauderdale with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau serving as the presenting sponsor.

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Gay beach destinations plan for summer, with pandemic in mind

Gay beach destinations plan for summer, with pandemic in mind | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

LGBTQ beach destinations — Fire Island Pines, Cherry Grove, Asbury Park, Rehoboth Beach and Provincetown — are planning for a new normal amid coronavirus.

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LGBT Americans Report Strong Travel Needs and Definite Plans Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

LGBT Americans Report Strong Travel Needs and Definite Plans Despite COVID-19 Pandemic | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

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 coronavirus pandemic.

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Travel Planning During the Coronavirus Quarantine?

Travel Planning During the Coronavirus Quarantine? | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

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.

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Gayborhood Pride launches live interactive streaming Prides to living rooms around the world

Gayborhood Pride launches live interactive streaming Prides to living rooms around the world | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Gayborhood Pride gives an opportunity for cities with canceled or postponed Prides to keep their community together, save their Pride and showcase, celebrate and create revenue for the local LGBTQ+ artists, nonprofits, and businesses. At each Gayborhood Pride, up to 100,000 highly engaged attendees enjoy the best parts of Pride including artists, DJ’s and drag queens, such as superstars from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Attendees are invited to maintain social distancing, stay safe and celebrate together from the comfort of their homes.

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Pride organizations meet in Charlotte

Pride organizations meet in Charlotte | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

More than a dozen Pride organizations and 200 or more leaders of Pride organizations will descend on Charlotte for the annual NERP/POSE Conference.

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My Queer Experience at a Resort Designed for Straight Couples

My Queer Experience at a Resort Designed for Straight Couples | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Most couples resorts are designed specifically for a man and a woman.

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Virgin flies the flag in Manchester with Pride

Virgin flies the flag in Manchester with Pride | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays have announced a three-year partnership to be headline sponsor of Manchester Pride Festival. It is a charity that campaigns for equality; celebrates LGBTQ+ life and creates opportunities that engage LGBTQ+ people so that they can thrive. The flagship event, which last year brought artists including Arianda Grande, Years and Years, …

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Gay Women Worry About Staying Safe While Traveling

Gay Women Worry About Staying Safe While Traveling | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

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

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Pride Journey: Wichita, Kansas

Pride Journey: Wichita, Kansas | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

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.

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Gay Country Guide to Moldova for LGBTQ travellers

Gay Country Guide to Moldova for LGBTQ travellers | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

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.

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

Pink Budapest: The new LGBTQ image video of the city has arrived Same-sex couples in the focus | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

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 the world. While in 2018 they were primarily addressing singles, this year their goal is to reach more couples. It is important for the more than twenty members of the association to provide visitors with amazing experiences to maintain a stellar reputation and attract even more travelers. That is why an annual image film is needed, which seeks to increase interest in the city by appearing on various platforms intended for the target group. Based on last year’s campaign, audience reach could be measured in hundreds of thousands.

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LGBTQ Tourism Marketing Summary 2019

LGBTQ Tourism Marketing Summary 2019 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

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 parts of the world and wishing to travel to our client's destinations, to influencer and #ILoveGay marketing programs, leveraging strong content and the power of social media to spread our client's messages far and wide while still targeting LGBTQ travelers.

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