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Love Under and Over the Rainbow – Same Sex Destination Weddings on the Rise

Love Under and Over the Rainbow – Same Sex Destination Weddings on the Rise | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

ASK ME Reports 75% Increase in LGBT Destination Weddings
Destination weddings of same-sex couples is on the rise, according to ASK ME, a hotel sales and marketing company. From taking the plunge with an underwater wedding to saying "I Do" at a beach-front all-inclusive resort, destination wedding packages start at $1,299.

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London is calling

London is calling | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
London is calling - Being on the TOP 5 of my favorite cities in the world, I never say no to my beloved London, specially when being hosted at the Chambers Build
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Gay and Lesbian Travel Sector Growing

Gay and Lesbian Travel Sector Growing | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

We know better than most that gays and lesbians are constantly out globe trotting; though, it is nice to have yet another study to back up just how large the...

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Portland, Ore., is magnet for gay couples wanting babies

Portland, Ore., is magnet for gay couples wanting babies | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Portland, Ore., famous for its coffeehouses, indie music, microbreweries and bookstores, is now gaining recognition -- particularly among gay couples -- for a lesser-known attraction: reproductive medicine.

Gays and lesbians who want babies are flocking from as far away as France and Israel to conceive their dream of becoming parents using donor eggs, donor sperm and surrogates — something not allowed in their home countries.

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Brighton rocks: Britain’s gay seaside capital

Brighton rocks: Britain’s gay seaside capital | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
We check into Brighton gay hotel Legends and check out the shopping, sights, sea and scene highlights

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Gay Traveler's curator insight, May 6, 2013 7:20 AM

Britain has done a pretty good job of driving LGBT tourists to spots outside London. First Manchester, and most lately Brighton has been in the spotlight.

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Hotels and cities with “LGBT-friendly” reputations poised for growth

Hotels and cities with “LGBT-friendly” reputations poised for growth | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
A special welcome sign in the window isn’t necessary; hotels and businesses that show respect and serve all clients without bias will see a boost in profits and visitors regardless of where they're located.
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Out Destination - Knoxville

Out Destination - Knoxville | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The city's gay bars and clubs are spread out, making bar-hopping a bit difficult and definitely unsafe if you choose to enjoy a few adult beverages.

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Sinful San Francisco a perfect place to let your sexy flag fly

Sinful San Francisco a perfect place to let your sexy flag fly | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

After all, San Francisco is home to the first U.S. lesbian-rights organization and Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to U.S.

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Falling for You: Niagara Falls Courts the LGBT Wedding Market

Falling for You: Niagara Falls Courts the LGBT Wedding Market | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Back in the day, if you had any taste whatsoever, a summertime stay in Niagara Falls was just what you did. It would be so still if it weren’t for the air conditioning.

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The GLCCB & Gay Life Unveil the 2013 Baltimore LGBT Visitors Guide - baltimoregaylife

The GLCCB & Gay Life Unveil the 2013 Baltimore LGBT Visitors Guide - baltimoregaylife | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB) released the second annual Baltimore LGBT Visitors Guide, a result of a strong strategic partnership with Visit Baltimore, the city’s official destination marketing organization.

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Gay travelers listen up: Israel gets new boutique travel agencies | Size Doesn't Matter

Gay travelers listen up: Israel gets new boutique travel agencies | Size Doesn't Matter | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Fabulous Israel brings the best of boutique travel to gay men and lesbian women looking to explore Israel.
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Gay and lesbian travellers a driving force in the international tourism industry

Gay and lesbian travellers a driving force in the international tourism industry | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Hospitality Net (press release) Gay and lesbian travellers a driving force in the international tourism industry Hospitality Net (press release) Berlin, 24 April 2013 – US Gay and lesbian hotel guests spend an average 57 per cent more on their...
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'French San Francisco' to hold first gay wedding

'French San Francisco' to hold  first gay wedding | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
FRANCE - As the French parliament is expected to pass the bill legalising same-sex marriage, Montpellier, nicknamed the "French San Francisco," is getting ready to host the first gay...
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Your Guide to London Gay Pride 2013

Your Guide to London Gay Pride 2013 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
London Gay Pride 2013 is just one long party - complete with fancy dress, parades, music, dancing and drinking. Here's the lowdown on how to party in England's capital to celebrate freedom and love...
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10 Cities That Have Been Getting More and More Gay

10 Cities That Have Been Getting More and More Gay | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Two themes came up again and again: Proximity to another big LGBT-friendly city, and a cheaper housing market than in the big LGBT-friendly city.

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History of LGBT travel presentation featured at IGLTA convention

History of LGBT travel presentation featured at IGLTA convention | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

To meet the needs of LGBT travelers, Hans Ebensten (called "The Father of Gay Travel") launched the first gay tour company in 1973, Kolber explained.

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Gay-Friendly Vacation Spots

Gay-Friendly Vacation Spots | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Among the suggestions from John Tanzella, a travel adviser, is to check whether a company respects the rights of its own gay employees.
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Great Q&A with John Tanzella of IGLTA

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Gay Events - Tropical Heat, Key West

Gay Events - Tropical Heat, Key West | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Tropical Heat is Key West’s hottest event for men. What can you do during four days of all-male themed parties and adult-oriented entertainment? Find out on this tropical island that exudes tropical heat.
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Romance in Rhode Island

Romance in Rhode Island | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
As the smallest state in the nation passes marriage equality, it becomes one of the biggest destinations for LGBT travelers.

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Desiree Sousa's curator insight, May 3, 2013 10:45 AM

Congratulations to my home state, Rhode Island, for leagalizing gay & lesbian marriage! 

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This July, Goa will be a gay haven

This July, Goa will be a gay haven | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

This July, Goa will be a gay haven Firstpost IndjapInk, which claims to be the country's first and only gay boutique travel agency, has organised a “Life is a Beach” package that not only promises a “sexy group tour” to Goa but also...

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Top Summer European Destinations for Gay Travelers - 2013

Top Summer European Destinations for Gay Travelers - 2013 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The best places to visit in Europe this summer for gay travelers. This 2013 list of European cities highlights the hotspots for gay travel this year.

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Gay Traveler's curator insight, May 2, 2013 6:47 AM

A nice set of suggestions - some familiar, some less so.

Monza Car Hire Crete's comment, May 8, 2013 2:38 AM
Greece is nice Destination with its beaches for Travelers and as it support the local economy & support a country that’s certainly deserving a number of extra tourism.
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Praia Mole: Where the gays are

Praia Mole: Where the gays are | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Florianopolis is a small city by Brazilian standards, but most who travel here never set foot in the downtown preferring the natural beauty the island has to offer, which includes scores of beaches...
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GayMonde.com: Saugatuck-Douglas to Host First LGBT International Fam Tour

GayMonde.com: Saugatuck-Douglas to Host First LGBT International Fam Tour | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

As excerpted in Grab Magazine (http://www.grabchicago.com/), 'The Saugatuck-Douglas area will host its first international LGBT Familiarization tour from Sunday, May 5, 2013 through Wednesday, May 8, 2013. The tour, which will take place following the 30th anniversary global conference being held by the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) on May 2 & 3, 2013 in Chicago, Ill., is being sponsored by Great Lakes USA in cooperation with IGLTA and the Douglas Dunes Resort.

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Matt Skallerud's curator insight, April 25, 2013 5:19 PM

We're looking forward to seeing everyone involved in the LGBT Travel Industry in Chicago next week for the IGLTA Convention May 2-4.

Cheryl Hooten's curator insight, April 30, 2013 11:37 AM

Love to see such great news coming from my own little home town!

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One Magical Weekend Events | Gay Orlando | May 31 thru June 3, 2012

One Magical Weekend Events | Gay Orlando | May 31 thru June 3, 2012 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

One Magical Weekend -- RipTide at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is part of the GayDays Weekend in Orlando. 


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Traveline Out & About's curator insight, April 24, 2013 1:56 PM

RipTide, the premiere event of One Magical Weekend, is an aquatic spectacle filled with as much splash and spirits revelry one could possibly fathom…6,000 of the GLBT’s finest…screaming down the water rides and surfing the tidal wave at the 52-acre world class waterpark. From 8 pm to 2 am…if you can’t get juiced about this private party then you ought to check your own pulse!