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PRESS PASS Q: FunMaps founder is back with FunTravel Guides

PRESS PASS Q: FunMaps founder is back with FunTravel Guides | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Alan Beck, the creator and publisher of FunMaps, the ubiquitous city-specific guides that showcased the best LGBT travel destinations, is back with FunTravel Guides and its accompanying website, funtravelguides.com. FunTravel Guides feature a comprehensive look at popular cities including Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Key West, New York and Toronto. The best hotels, resorts, bars, clubs, attractions, shopping, and annual events for each city are highlighted.

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First-Ever Pride of the Americas Festival Coming to Greater Fort Lauderdale in 2020

First-Ever Pride of the Americas Festival Coming to Greater Fort Lauderdale in 2020 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The 10-Day Festival Focusing on LGBT+ Issues is Expected to Attract More Than 350,000 - Greater Fort Lauderdale will be the host destination for the first-ever Pride of the Americas Festival in 2020. The 10-day event, just announced at the International Gay & Lesbian Travel (IGLTA) annual conference in Toronto, will be hosted by Pride of Fort Lauderdale and presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and will include a parade, a beach party, arts festival, social events throughout the destination, and a human rights conference focused on LGBT+ rights.

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Fort Lauderdale welcomes LGBTs with low fares, warm beaches

Fort Lauderdale welcomes LGBTs with low fares, warm beaches | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

With 16 gay hotels, more than twice as many gay bars and nightclubs, pristine beaches, and warm winter weather, it is easy to see why Fort Lauderdale is a favorite LGBT getaway. Fort Lauderdale showcases the best of all worlds. It has big-city nightlife, culture, full service hotels and museums, plus stunning white sandy beaches, expansive public parks, and some of the top gay resorts.

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Fort Lauderdale Debuts Evocative #GreaterTogether Welcome Initiative as a Warm Embrace to Global Travelers

Fort Lauderdale Debuts Evocative #GreaterTogether Welcome Initiative as a Warm Embrace to Global Travelers | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched an unprecedented new destination brand initiative to serve as a warm welcome and visitor invitation to the international travel community. The campaign, which includes a new brand video and comprehensive digital marketing strategy, launched on United Nation’s World Tourism Day, a day that celebrated the importance of tourism and its cultural, political and economic values.

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Five Questions: Exclusive Interview with Richard Gray, Fort Lauderdale’s pied piper for LGBT travelers

Five Questions: Exclusive Interview with Richard Gray, Fort Lauderdale’s pied piper for LGBT travelers | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
When Richard Gray, managing director of Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, presented at the 17th Annual Community Marketing LGBT Tourism
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Sunny South Florida is a great LGBT winter getaway

Sunny South Florida is a great LGBT winter getaway | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Gay South Florida will take center stage this weekend when Key West's famed drag queen Sushi will descend from a balcony in a giant high-heel shoe as a cheering crowd counts down the new year.

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7 Reasons Why You Need To Stay at The Grand Resort and Spa

7 Reasons Why You Need To Stay at The Grand Resort and Spa | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

When some people think of a “gay resort,” they assume it’s basically a seedy bathhouse. Some resorts in Fort Lauderdale live up to that stereotype – The Grand Resort and Spa is not one of them. This preconceived notion of mine was quickly checked at the front gate when I checked-in for an extended stay. Just steps away from the beach, this luxurious home away from home is the best place to stay while visiting the “Venice of America.” Need proof? Here are seven reasons why it’s true.

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Greater Fort Lauderdale Celebrates NYC Pride Week with Pride Place Activation

Greater Fort Lauderdale Celebrates NYC Pride Week with Pride Place Activation | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau will showcase its commitment to LGBT+ causes and the destination with NYC Pride attendees with a first-ever tourism activation at PRIDE …

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VIDEO: Three Things You Need to Do || Ft. Lauderdale

Enjoy discovering Fort Lauderdale through Vinny Vaillancourt's eyes

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Arielle, Ravi & Vinny Explore Fort Lauderdale

Arielle, Ravi & Vinny Explore Fort Lauderdale | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Join us as we tour Fort Lauderdale through the eyes of three LGBTQ influencers, Arielle Scarcella, Vinny Vaillancourt and Ravi Roth.

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Greater Fort Lauderdale Hosts Inaugural Global LGBTQ Think Tank; Shares Groundbreaking Insights

Greater Fort Lauderdale Hosts Inaugural Global LGBTQ Think Tank; Shares Groundbreaking Insights | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) held its inaugural Global LGBTQ Think Tank on Sept. 17-18 at The Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Fourteen leaders from corporate and leisure travel companies came together for the first time to discuss the next steps to improve the LGBTQ travel experience.

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Fort Lauderdale Welcomes 2017 With Ads Featuring Transgender Models

Fort Lauderdale Welcomes 2017 With Ads Featuring Transgender Models | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Fort Lauderdale tourism—which has been courting lesbian and gay visitors for decades—on New Year's Eve will roll out a new campaign that could be a first in the travel category, with transgender models starring in mainstream media ads.
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The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau advertising campaign, created by Fort Lauderdale-based Starmark International, is kicking off with two new videos on twin billboards at 1515 Broadway and on a bowtie billboard at 1500 Broadway, both in New York's Times Square. 

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Fort Lauderdale Expecting an Invasion of Spooky Characters at Trick or Treat on the Gayest Beach in the World

Fort Lauderdale Expecting an Invasion of Spooky Characters at Trick or Treat on the Gayest Beach in the World | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

“Trick or Treat on the gayest beach in the World” is coming to Fort Lauderdale!

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One Magical Weekend has teamed up with Hello Sunny to bring the Inaugural Halloween weekend to Fort Lauderdale Beach. Fort Lauderdale/Broward county is host to over 1.1 million LGBT visitors each year. It is the perfect market to connect One Magical Weekend and a vibrant and breathtaking destination – Fort Lauderdale Beach.

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