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The Time I Went On A Lesbian Cruise And It Blew Up My Entire Life

The Time I Went On A Lesbian Cruise And It Blew Up My Entire Life | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

I didn’t expect that spending a week with a couple thousand lesbians on a cruise ship would push me to radically reconsider the future I’d planned for myself.

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LGBT Friendly Destinations for Couples, Families

LGBT Friendly Destinations for Couples, Families | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The travel industry has capitalized on the interests of the LGBT community with expanded vacation options like cruises, all-inclusive resorts and campsites.

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Sarasota is Coming OUT!

Sarasota is Coming OUT! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

...today’s Sarasota is expanding, evolving and enticing LGBTQ travelers of all ages to visit its powdery-sand beaches, world-class art institutions and growing gay (and gay-friendly) social scene.

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50 LGBTQ+ Getaways | Go Better, Together - 50 years of progress. 50 places to celebrate.

50 LGBTQ+ Getaways | Go Better, Together - 50 years of progress. 50 places to celebrate. | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

This summer marks 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising, and a half century of LGBTQ+ progress. In honor of this milestone, we’ve partnered with the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) to present 50 guides for LGBTQ+ welcoming destinations around the world – all created by LGBTQ+ influencers and travel experts with picks for amazing hotels, restaurants and things to do. Ready to start exploring?

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IGLTA Hosts a Record-Breaking Annual Global Convention in New York City

IGLTA Hosts a Record-Breaking Annual Global Convention in New York City | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association’s signature event attracted its largest and most globally diverse delegation in its 36-year history - Nearly 700 delegates representing 49 countries and territories gathered at the New York Hilton Midtown 24-27 April for IGLTA’s most successful convention to date. The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association’s premier event united global thought leaders to discuss tourism trends, technology developments, workplace inclusion and human rights—wide-ranging topics connected through the lens of LGBTQ+ travel.

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Pride Santiago: The Best Gay Advice In Santiago, Chile

Pride Santiago: The Best Gay Advice In Santiago, Chile | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

I received a message on Instagram asking me to host “The Gay Harvest” in Santiago, Chile. When I first received the message from Pride Tours I didn’t know what to think. Santiago was never on my radar for cities to travel too, so I began to do my research. After a few mutual connections and an opportunity I couldn’t say no to, I decided I needed to go! 

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LGBT Vacation Company Is Changing The Game For Queer Travel

LGBT Vacation Company Is Changing The Game For Queer Travel | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

VACAYA is the first large-scale LGBTQ vacation company to launch in decades, and their all-inclusive trips are setting the bar high for competitors. 

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Check Out This LGBTQ Travel Influencer Opportunity by VACAYA

Check Out This LGBTQ Travel Influencer Opportunity by VACAYA | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Introducing an incredible new opportunity for LGBTQ Travel Influencers to join VACAYA as Social Media Ambassadors on their inaugural cruise to Provincetown August 11-18, 2019, with stops in Bar Harbor, Maine and St. John, New Brunswick in Canada.

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How Do Queer Families Choose a Destination?

How Do Queer Families Choose a Destination? | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Because many countries and states lack protections against LGBTQ travelers, finding a destination your family will feel safe in can sometimes be tricky.

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A Weekend Exporing Baltimore, aka “Charm City”

A Weekend Exporing Baltimore, aka “Charm City” | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

What started as a trip down to Baltimore to both present on LGBTQ social media marketing, and attend one of their Maryland Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) mixers, turned into a wonderful weekend exploring Baltimore, from downtown to Hampden to Midtown, and points in between, including Mt Vernon, Inner Harbor and Fells Point.

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Pride Journey: Provincetown/Cape Cod

Pride Journey: Provincetown/Cape Cod | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

By now, most of you know I march to the beat of my own drummer, so when I decided to visit a summer time destination in the winter, people weren’t surprised. Cape Cod is known for attracting throngs of LGBTQ beach and party goers to its northernmost tip, Provincetown. Having never been to P-Town, the locals found it surprising that I would visit during the winter, when the towns population is a fraction of what it is during the summer.

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Gayborhoods aren't dead. In fact, there are more of them than you think.

Gayborhoods aren't dead. In fact, there are more of them than you think. | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Gayborhoods aren't dying but have shifted into cultural archipelagos: a series of queer islands, connected by sexuality and gender.

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5 Summer Destinations for LGBTQ Travelers

5 Summer Destinations for LGBTQ Travelers | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Five LGBTQ-friendly summer vacation options that don't require a passport

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Pride Journey: Spokane, Washington

Pride Journey: Spokane, Washington | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Pacific Northwest is and has always been one of my favorite places in the country to visit. Natural beauty is around every corner and Spokane is no different. The city, historically overshadowed by Seattle, is going through a bit of a renaissance as of late and creating a vibe and culture that sets itself apart from its larger neighbor to the west.

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Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) - Gay only group Vacation

Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) - Gay only group Vacation | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

This only gay group trip in Gran Canaria offers some of the best scenery you’ll ever see. You’ll get to explore the great gay bars in Maspalomas and visits to some of the most beautiful beaches.

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Vacaya's Proposal for Cruising as a Community

Vacaya's Proposal for Cruising as a Community | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

In August, we’ll get the first glimpse into this new social experiment when VACAYA’s inaugural cruise sails from New York, with stops up the northeast coast and an overnight in Provincetown, Mass., coinciding with the Carnival kick-off party.

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Gay-Friendly Holidays in Spain

Gay-Friendly Holidays in Spain | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Spain is the second main tourist destination in the world, welcoming 83 million visitors last year - In Spain you’ll find internationally famous LGBTQ destinations such as Ibiza, Sitges and Maspalomas, where there is an abundance of gay-friendly leisure activities, parties and accommodation.

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The Founding of VACAYA

The Founding of VACAYA | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

VACAYA is the first large-scale LGBT+ vacation company for adults to launch in decades and is travelers’ hot new choice in LGBT experiences. VACAYA charters entire ships and resorts, so LGBT+ travelers have the freedom to express their individuality, make personal connections, celebrate life, rev up, or simply relax… together.

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For the 8th Consecutive Year, HRC Names MGM Resorts One of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality”

For the 8th Consecutive Year, HRC Names MGM Resorts One of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

MGM Resorts International is proud to announce that it received a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier bench-marking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.  MGM Resorts joins the ranks of over 560 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

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Travel Advisors Serving LGBTQ Travelers Must Know All the Nuances

Travel Advisors Serving LGBTQ Travelers Must Know All the Nuances | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

More people are venturing to non-traditional destinations in pursuit of unique experiences, a trend that presents particular risks for LGBTQ travelers, as Travel advisors serving the LGBTQ community need to be familiar with norms and laws affecting their clients in destinations around the globe. That doesn't mean banning every unfriendly destination, but does require knowing how to deal with them.

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Pride Travel is Heating Up: Orbitz Survey Reveals Top LGBTQ+ Travel Considerations and Trending Destinations for 2019 Pride Events

Pride Travel is Heating Up: Orbitz Survey Reveals Top LGBTQ+ Travel Considerations and Trending Destinations for 2019 Pride Events | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Did last year's Pride celebrations give you FOMO? With April acting as the unofficial kick off to Pride season, recognized annually and internationally throughout June, now is the perfect time to start planning a trip around the upcoming 2019 Pride festivities. Travelers planning a trip to celebrated Pride destinations including Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco and New York City can browse hotels, booking tips and itineraries using the new Orbitz Pride Travel Guide launching April 1 at Orbitz.com/Pride.

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United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Passengers who choose to will soon be able to pick a gender option other than male or female when booking their plane tickets. On Friday, United Airlines United Airlines passengers who choose to will soon be able to pick a gender option other than male or female when booking tickets.

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Meet the companies and individuals championing diversity in travel

Meet the companies and individuals championing diversity in travel | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Just how diverse is your business? Abigail Healy speaks to companies that are driving change and offering inspiration to others keen to make a difference when it comes to promoting diversity.

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Explore Machu Picchu & Peru with the Legendary Sherry Vine!

Explore Machu Picchu & Peru with the Legendary Sherry Vine! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

LGBT Group Takes Travelers on 5-star Adventure with International Drag Sensation - Travelers can visit one of the most stunning historical wonders of the world alongside drag legend Sherry Vine this…

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