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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!

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LGBT tourism: is HK missing out?

LGBT tourism: is HK missing out? | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Gay rights activist James Gannaban thinks businesses can make a big impression by marketing to the community through preferred portals such as Dim Sum magazine or Pink Dollar, an app which...

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GAY ISTANBUL AND OIL WRESTLING

GAY ISTANBUL AND OIL WRESTLING | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Gay Istanbul and Turkish Oil Wrestling anyone? This is a fun gay group trip that balances sightseeing, food, bars and gay interests. And the highlight is of course a trip to Edirne, to the national Oil Wrestling Festival.
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Gay Travel: Savannah, Georgia

Gay Travel: Savannah, Georgia | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

My first gay moment in Savannah, Georgia, wasn’t at a gay bar or networking event. It wasn’t cruising at notorious Forsyth Park or firing up Grindr on my iPhone. In fact, it wasn’t even gay themed at all. After a long afternoon of touring, I ambled into a dive-y bar called McDonough’s, an Irish pub opened in 1987 and a regular haunt for locals as it’s just outside the tourist perimeter.

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Philadelphia Tourism Goes Local

Philadelphia Tourism Goes Local | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Locals and tourists alike are being encouraged to explore the city’s 14 unique enclaves that border downtown through the Philadelphia Neighborhoods Campaign.
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Gay French Riviera: Croisette Beach Hotel - Cannes

Gay French Riviera: Croisette Beach Hotel - Cannes | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

To me, Cannes has really come into its own over the years in terms of being a gay travel destination.  More gay bars and nightclubs have opened up, more gay-friendly restaurants and hotels, fantastic beaches, and who could dare question the shopping?

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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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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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Move Over, West Hollywood -- Silver Lake Is the True Gay Mecca

Move Over, West Hollywood -- Silver Lake Is the True Gay Mecca | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Could gays of the 1980s imagine what it would be like to be gay in 2013 From the Supreme Court pondering marriage equality to NFL players weighing how best to come out, the way we're gay today is nothing like it's ever been before.  And for that modern gay man, West Hollywood may not be the mecca it once was. Instead, young gays are flocking to Silver Lake and other low-key Eastside neighborhoods.

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Southern Charm: Five Free Things to do in Charleston

Southern Charm: Five Free Things to do in Charleston | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Dating back to 1670, Charleston is filled with historical charm and major cultural events, but there are plenty of activities to explore that won’t cost a dime.
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Sophie Does Dinah Shore Weekend and Random Haus Palm Springs!

Sophie Does Dinah Shore Weekend and Random Haus Palm Springs! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
When I got a call from my boss a few months ago that I was going to get to go to Dinah Shore Weekend, I was absolutely ecstatic.
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Over a thousand Australian same-sex couples to travel to New Zealand to wed

Over a thousand Australian same-sex couples to travel to New Zealand to wed | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

According to a survey by an equal marriage advocacy group, over a thousand Australian gay and lesbian couples are to travel to New Zealand in...

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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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