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DNA Gay Ski Week organisers 'delighted' with marriage vote

DNA Gay Ski Week organisers 'delighted' with marriage vote | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Queenstown's just the perfect wedding destination, so we're fully anticipating there will be a number of same sex couples choosing to get married here during Gay Ski Week." "We'd love...

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Volunteer in Chicago with the IGLTA Foundation

Volunteer in Chicago with the IGLTA Foundation | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

While hundreds of LGBT and ally travel professionals will be heading to Chicago for the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association's Global Convention from May 1-4 to...

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The Changing Face of Gay Travel | GlobetrotterGirls Travel

The Changing Face of Gay Travel | GlobetrotterGirls Travel | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
It seems so old-fashioned now, but we relied on the Spartacus printed gay travel guide,the only resource that listed gay and lesbian friendly accommodation, bars, cafes and clubs around the world. While the guide ran to ...
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Asheville NC Gay & Lesbian Favorites | Gay Travel

Asheville NC Gay & Lesbian Favorites | Gay Travel | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
See our Top 10 favorites for Asheville gay and lesbian visitors including Biltmore, antique shopping and Asheville nightclubs and theatre.
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Honest Omissions - looking beyond the eye: Madrid - a gay night out. Hostal Orly & Cheuca

Honest Omissions - looking beyond the eye: Madrid - a gay night out. Hostal Orly & Cheuca | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Finally I get to spend a night out in Madrid and discover the gay scene. It's been over 10 years since I visited the gay night life of Madrid and it's great to be back. I really do Like the city and people are so open about homosexuality - it's great. So many gay couples walk hand-in-hand in the street.

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Bucking The Trend, Moldova Emerging As Regional Leader In LGBT Rights

Bucking The Trend, Moldova Emerging As Regional Leader In LGBT Rights | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

A.C. has spent her life striving to be perfect, in looks and behavior alike. As a child in southern Moldova, she was friendly and well-behaved. At medical school in Chisinau she spent her evening...

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Jonathan Gatz Fitness Teaming with IGLTA in Chicago

Jonathan Gatz Fitness Teaming with IGLTA in Chicago | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Jonathan Gatz Fitness Trainer To Our Heroes LLC, a gay-owned and operated fitness and tourism related business headquartered in Chicago, is proud to be the official fitness tourism partner of IGLTA’s 30th Annual Global Convention in Chicago, May 2-4.  IGLTA’s convention is the world’s premier educational and networking event for the LGBT tourism industry.

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At IGLTA’s convention, Jonathan Gatz Fitness will unveil a new and creative concept for conference attendees’ partners, spouses and families to tour Chicago with daily ‘JG Fitness-Chicago Fit Tours

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Gay Tour Peru and Historic Machu Picchu

Gay Tour Peru and Historic Machu Picchu | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Our tour starts in Lima, with a rare look into a private art collection and a tour of South America’s oldest colonial home (the family still lives there).
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Gay Travel: St. Louis, the LGBT Capital of the Mid-West

Gay Travel: St. Louis, the LGBT Capital of the Mid-West | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
St. Louis, commonly referred to as "The Gateway to the West" is home to some of the country’s most recognizable corporations including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Edward Jones Investments Energizer, and the city’s most popular company, Anheuser-Busch.
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Tourism Authority Of Thailand New York Targets Gay Market

Tourism Authority Of Thailand New York Targets Gay Market | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The Tourism Authority of Thailand once again fails marketing 101.
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DiscoverSweet.com | Sweet | Eco-friendly travel for lesbians

DiscoverSweet.com | Sweet | Eco-friendly travel for lesbians | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Sweet is a lesbian travel company with a twist. Merging the best of lesbian travel with social and environmental awareness, Sweet aims to make the world a better place while having a blast in it.
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Kathy Eow: LGBT travel is more than a niche market | IGLTA Foundation

Kathy Eow: LGBT travel is more than a niche market | IGLTA Foundation | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Kathy Eow: LGBT travel is more than a niche market http://t.co/lLEEDyZFxh via @IGLTAFoundation
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The Business of Las Vegas

The Business of Las Vegas | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
When it comes to Las Vegas, most visitors just see the neon lights, endless rows of slot machines, glamorous shows and lavish buffets, but what many people don’t notice are the millions of dollars spent to market Las Vegas to the LGBT community.
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Palm Springs Chosen Best Western Destination for Gay Travel

Palm Springs Chosen Best Western Destination for Gay Travel | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has been honored with a TravelAge West 2013 Editor's Pick Award in the category of Best of the West: Best Western...

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Doing Business In... Napa Valley | Passport Magazine

Doing Business In... Napa Valley | Passport Magazine | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

While gay tourism grows every year in steady numbers, the LGBT community has been visible for decades. Mark Young, owner of three restaurants in the burgeoning gay county of Calistoga, a region in Napa, is from the area and he tells me: “I’ve seen it all,” recalling his position as a maitre d’ at the fancy Auberge Du Soleil Resort when a four-course dinner was $42 (it’s more than triple that now and quite worth it considering the restaurant’s prime valley views and top-notch Michelin-fronted American dishes). The valley wasn’t really discovered yet, which is why celebrities like Edward Kennedy and Barbra Streisand liked it here. The tradition still remains strong.

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Our big lesbian travel bucket list: top 10 destinations

Our big lesbian travel bucket list: top 10 destinations | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
We compiled this big lesbian travel bucket list as part of Save the Elephant Foundation’s blog carnival celebrating 10 years of the Elephant Nature Park. (Oh the places we could go! How's this for a big travel bucket list?
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PUERTO VALLARTA ANNOUNCES DATES FOR PRIDE VALLARTA 2013

PUERTO VALLARTA ANNOUNCES DATES FOR PRIDE VALLARTA 2013 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
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Puerto Vallarta’s annual LGBT event "Vallarta Pride" will take place this year on the weekend of May 24th, 2013. Events will start with a cocktail kick-off at Puerto Vallarta’s Casa Cupula Hotel Boutique and continue for three days, celebrating LGBT culture and Puerto Vallarta’s welcoming community with music festivals, beach parties, fashion shows, mass commitment ceremony and activities in participating bars and clubs.

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GPS Carlos Melia two AMAZING weeks in Thailand

GPS Carlos Melia two AMAZING weeks in Thailand | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
And we are back in New York, after spending two AMAZING weeks in Thailand, planning and producing Rubin Singer's Fashion Shows in Bangkok and Koh Samui.
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Uruguay approves the Gay Marriage Bill

Uruguay approves the Gay Marriage Bill | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Uruguay legalised gay marriage yesterday, 10 April 2013. 71 out of 92 members in the senate approved the bill. President José Mujica, who backs the law is expected to approve it in 10 days, which m...

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LGBT Film festivals in Grenoble, Malmo and South Africa

LGBT Film festivals in Grenoble, Malmo and South Africa | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Out in Africa, the South African Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, will be held in Capetown and Johannesburg from 12 to 21 April 2013. One of the Interesting and fun films that will be screened is the...

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The Grand Resort and Spa – Fort Lauderdale

The Grand Resort and Spa – Fort Lauderdale | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Traveline Out & About's newest Blog about Fort Lauderdale Beach's The Grand Resort and Spa!
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Longtime advocacy a key selling point for Aqua Hospitality - Travel Weekly

Longtime advocacy a key selling point for Aqua Hospitality - Travel Weekly | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Travel Weekly Longtime advocacy a key selling point for Aqua Hospitality Travel Weekly Aqua's connection to the LGBT market now goes beyond its targeted consumer advertising and sponsorship of gay and lesbian community events, however, as the...
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The Insider's Guide to Paris' Emerging Art Scene : Shermans Travel Blog

The Insider's Guide to Paris' Emerging Art Scene : Shermans Travel Blog | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
You've likely already seen the big guns in Paris: Rodin, Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre. Aching for more? Here are the city's under-the-radar and up-and-coming artists.
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New Philly tourism campaign is talking to locals

New Philly tourism campaign is talking to locals | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

A new tourism campaign is turning a spotlight from the heart of the city to the soul, its neighborhoods, with a novel focus toward inspiring Philadelphians themselves to venture beyond their own backyards to other parts of their hometown.


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Italy: Biking in Puglia

Italy: Biking in Puglia | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
As our band of a dozen gay cyclists glided over the bleached stone pavement of the strangely silent seaside city of Trani, worn smooth by a thousand years, and as we wheeled along its waterfront, stopping to tour a mysterious medieval church where...
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