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LGBT tourism to take center stage at ITB Berlin 2017

LGBT tourism to take center stage at ITB Berlin 2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The programme of events hosted by LGBT Travel at ITB Berlin will be as colourful as ever. This year, this fast-growing segment will be relocating to Hall 21B and will feature a new Presentation Corner, where exhibitors can showcase their latest LGBT products.
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Our Top 10 Things to Do in Gay Friendly Barcelona

Our Top 10 Things to Do in Gay Friendly Barcelona | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Barcelona boasts a cosmopolitan & welcoming vibe for all types of travelers from every corner of the globe. Check out our favorite things to do in this cool
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The Hornet Guide to Gay Washington, D.C.

The Hornet Guide to Gay Washington, D.C. | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Even with the new administration in place, Washington, D.C., is still one of the gayest cities in the country. During the day, tourists flock to places like the Washington Monument and Dupont Circle (D.C.’s OG gayborhood) for sightseeing, and at night the city becomes a party town. With plenty of gay men to see and LGBT events to check out, gay Washington, D.C., is worthy of your next out-of-town trip.
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My tales of San Francisco

My tales of San Francisco | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
I first fell in love with the idea of San Francisco while reading Armistead Maupin’s iconic Tales of the City series. Originally serialised in the San Francisco Chronicle, the first of the Tales of…
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Your California Bucket List: Essential adventures and experiences in the Golden State

Your California Bucket List: Essential adventures and experiences in the Golden State | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Drive and see California redwoods, walk beaches, hike parks, explore roadside attractions, historic sites. This list is for travelers, tourists, road-trippers.
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Including "Count rainbow flags in The Castro, San Francisco's LGBTQ HQ"

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Halifax police won’t walk in this year’s Pride Parade

Halifax police won’t walk in this year’s Pride Parade | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The Halifax Regional Police will not participate in this year’s Pride Parade. In a Monday news release, police stated they will increase participation overall but the decision to not be in the parade was a mutual one between them and Halifax Pride. The HRP said this was due to a national debate about police participation in pride parades.
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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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Why You Should Visit Spain During Barcelona Pride and WorldPride Madrid

Why You Should Visit Spain During Barcelona Pride and WorldPride Madrid | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Summer is a fantastic time to visit Europe and Spain is no exception. With plenty of warm and sunny days you could spend months exploring the big cities and Spanish countryside, but given you proba…
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72 Hours in NYC: The Return of a Local

72 Hours in NYC: The Return of a Local | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
As a former Upper Westsider, it is always an adventure to return to New York, if only for an illuminating 72 hour whirlwind tour.
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Once-conservative Malta leaps ahead on LGBT rights

Once-conservative Malta leaps ahead on LGBT rights | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
At age 24, Alex Mangion became Malta’s first transgender politician when he won a local office on the conservative Nationalists’ ticket, a striking combination in a country that until recently had been a last bastion in western Europe of social norms largely dictated by the Catholic church.
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Experience the Best with Gay Tours in These 8 European Destinations

Experience the Best with Gay Tours in These 8 European Destinations | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Europe is one of the most dynamic & gay-friendly places in the world to visit and we’ve teamed up with Rainbow Gay Tours to give insider tips to 8 great cities.
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One Magical Weekend Brings Our Magic Back to Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando

One Magical Weekend Brings Our Magic Back to Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

5th, One Magical Weekend returns to Orlando and transforms the park into one of the largest LGBT events in the world! In its 27th year only at Walt Disney World Resorts, there is something at One Magical Weekend for everyone. All types. All shapes. All ages. All colors. If you have never been, you need to have your Gay Card revoked! We will issue you an official Gay Card once you experience the Magic in Orlando this June!

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Jennifer Holliday Atones For Trump Misstep By Singing On Gay Cruise

Jennifer Holliday Atones For Trump Misstep By Singing On Gay Cruise | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The Dreamgirls star agreed to perform on Atlantis Cruises after canceling on the inauguration.
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This Unusual Mardi Gras Parade Welcomes People of All Backgrounds to New Orleans

This Unusual Mardi Gras Parade Welcomes People of All Backgrounds to New Orleans | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
New Orleans says it’s always open in its latest campaign.
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Pink Pavilion ITB Berlin LGBTQ Travel Expo Pink Pavilion

Pink Pavilion ITB Berlin LGBTQ Travel Expo Pink Pavilion | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Since 2010 Gay & Lesbian Travel has been an established, successful segment of ITB Berlin. Characterized by openness, creativity, and vibrant interaction, this is one of the most diverse areas of the trade show.

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Together with our LGBT-Partner Diversity Tourism, ITB Berlin also organizes a Gay & Lesbian Media Networking Brunch on ITB-Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. where members of the media will be able to get together in an informal atmosphere with representatives of destinations and other tourism providers. Please check out the registration form (PDF, 77.2 kB) for exhibitors here. LGBT Travel also always holds a slot on ITB Fridays at the ITB Convention where current topics of the segments are regularly discussed by international experts. Berlin, Germany; Mar 8-12, 2017

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Qantas Unveils Special LGBT Livery - One Mile at a Time

Qantas Unveils Special LGBT Livery - One Mile at a Time | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Check out Qantas' special LGBT livery, leading up to Sydney's Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
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Travel Guide | Adelboden: A Classier Gay Ski Trip

Travel Guide | Adelboden: A Classier Gay Ski Trip | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
When the winter months arrive, and mini-breaks to beaches become an implausible option, then the best gay vacays to be had are hurtling down a mountain. Yes,
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Asheville, NC – “Gay Capital of the South”

Asheville, NC – “Gay Capital of the South” | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
I had never heard of Asheville, North Carolina until about two months before we took the trip. "We" being myself and my partner, Gina, were planning our first vacation together. Our discovery of the city of Asheville came about in a pretty cliché manner: I googled something along the lines of "gay friendly vacation spots" and…
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The Hornet Guide to Gay Palm Springs

The Hornet Guide to Gay Palm Springs | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
With gorgeous mountain views, Mid-Century Modern architecture, fine dining and a lively nightlife scene, the gays come to Palm Springs for fun in the sun
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Celebrate 375 years of enchantment in Montreal

Celebrate 375 years of enchantment in Montreal | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Beautiful and romantic, The City of Saints makes an ideal weekend getaway for those of the rainbow persuasion.
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R Family Vacations and Celebrity Cruises Partner to Offer Premium Vacations Designed with the LGBTQ+ Community in Mind

R Family Vacations and Celebrity Cruises Partner to Offer Premium Vacations Designed with the LGBTQ+ Community in Mind | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Exclusive experiences showcase the Celebrity Distinction, personalized for LGBTQ+ world travelers
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Travel Vlogger Ravi Roth Parties in Cape Town, Ends Up Naked with the Locals (Video)

Travel Vlogger Ravi Roth Parties in Cape Town, Ends Up Naked with the Locals (Video) | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Watch as he hikes to the top of Lion's Head, bikes (and drinks) through a local vineyard, hits up the nightlife scene and ends up on Cape Town's nude beach
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More than Pride: Great LGBT Festivals Around the World

More than Pride: Great LGBT Festivals Around the World | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Looking for some LGBT festivals? Here's a big list of amazing events around the world (outside of PRIDE of course) that bring the LGBT community together.
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Curaçao well represented at New York Times travel show

Curaçao well represented at New York Times travel show | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

As tens of thousands of visitors from around the world flocked to the New York Times’ annual Travel Show this weekend, they had a chance to learn about the island at the booth staffed by the Curaçao Tourist Board and hotel properties. “This is a great place to meet people planning to…

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Diving, Jewish heritage, African-American, family and honeymoon considerations are among the specialty experiences Curaçao provides. Curaçao is also a popular destination for LGBT travel. With 17 members, Curaçao has the largest number of International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association members in the Caribbean.

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Exploring LGBT Alberta, Canada

Exploring LGBT Alberta, Canada | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Natural wonders, cultural attractions, culinary treats, fascinating people and a welcoming LGBT community makes Alberta, Canada an exciting destination.
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