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Which Caribbean islands are safe for gay travellers?

Which Caribbean islands are safe for gay travellers? | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Well, we're glad you asked! The Caribbean is a region of the Americas located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s famous for its tropical weather, beautiful blue skies and crystal-clear waters.

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How LGBTQ businesses in small summer towns are coping with COVID-19

How LGBTQ businesses in small summer towns are coping with COVID-19 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Businesses in LGBTQ summer towns are responding to the pandemic like Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Guerneville.

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What It’s like to Travel America As a Gay Couple Living in an RV: Episode 2 of Couple’s New Podcast

What It’s like to Travel America As a Gay Couple Living in an RV: Episode 2 of Couple’s New Podcast | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Matt and Brad Kirouac share their experiences traveling the U.S. in an RV on a quest to visit every national park on this episode of “Let’s Go Together.” “Lets Go Together” Episode Two: Park Pride: A Gay Couple’s Journey Around America was released June 17, 2020.

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Pink Media is Proud to be a part of the BUZZ Digital Travel Expo

Pink Media is Proud to be a part of the BUZZ Digital Travel Expo | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The BUZZ Digital Travel Expo is a place where buyers and sellers meet to conduct business; modern technology will allow exhibitors to present their services and products to the visitors and will facilitate 1-2-1 talks – almost like a real expo; just no tired feed and the free drinks.
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OUT Luxury Sailing Redefines What It Means to Travel Gay

OUT Luxury Sailing Redefines What It Means to Travel Gay | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The bold new way to defy the ordinary and Travel Gay!
Picture it: You’ve just come in from a day of swimming with sea turtles and paddle boarding through tropical mangroves. Now it’s time to board your private yacht, where your personal chef is serving a five-star meal complete with custom cocktails. You’re living the high life, and your trip has only just begun.
This dream can be a reality when you book an adventure with OUT Luxury Sailing, the world’s first company offering a revolution in modern travel and all-inclusive gay-cationing!

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Why the LGBTQ Community May Be the First to Travel Again

Why the LGBTQ Community May Be the First to Travel Again | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

History suggests that there is one demographic that has proved uniquely wiling to travel even when the risks associated are high: the LGBTQ community.

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LGBT Americans Report Strong Travel Needs and Definite Plans Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

LGBT Americans Report Strong Travel Needs and Definite Plans Despite COVID-19 Pandemic | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Not surprising to observe, most American adults surveyed this month by The Harris Poll, express reservations and go-slow attitudes towards reviving their leisure and business travel habits. Acknowledging serious public health concerns as well as new limits promoting safe travel and accommodations practices, even the most frequent travelers cite caution in making their next plans in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Travel Planning During the Coronavirus Quarantine?

Travel Planning During the Coronavirus Quarantine? | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Travel planning during the coronavirus? Is now really the best time to start planning your next vacation? According to plenty of experts, the answer is yes.

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Enjoy The Magic Of Airbnb Experiences From The Comfort Of Your Home

Enjoy The Magic Of Airbnb Experiences From The Comfort Of Your Home | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Airbnb has partnered with local organizations around the world to curate Experiences for their communities to be able to learn a new skill while protecting their health... "Millions of elders aren't able to go outside and risk their health due to the current crisis, and need activities to help them stay connected to the world around them," says Michael Adams, SAGE CEO. "Through our partnership with Airbnb, SAGE is able to give older members of LGBT communities across the country an opportunity to not only meet other people, but also learn a new hobby and travel to nearly anywhere around the world, all from the safety of their home. This is what partnership and connection is all about."

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My Queer Experience at a Resort Designed for Straight Couples

My Queer Experience at a Resort Designed for Straight Couples | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Most couples resorts are designed specifically for a man and a woman.

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Pride Journey: Palm Springs

Pride Journey: Palm Springs | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Palm Springs is one of those destinations that you never get tired of. I’m not sure if it’s the landscape, or the abundance of over-the-top gayness that makes the city truly magical. On my most recent visit to the desert gay mecca, I attended Palm Springs Pride, an event headlined this year by TLC and Kristine W. This year was the largest pride celebration in the city’s history. I even had the opportunity to meet Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon.

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Pride Journey: Wichita, Kansas

Pride Journey: Wichita, Kansas | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

When I found out I had the opportunity to visit Wichita, I was really excited. I had never been to Kansas before (aside from Kansas City) and was eager to see what “Cowtown” had to offer. First, a little history lesson.

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Why you should start a local LGBTQ+ marketing advisory group today

Why you should start a local LGBTQ+ marketing advisory group today | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

As a destination marketer, you are busy. Not only are you overseeing your city’s owned properties, PR, social and search, you may also be tasked with diversity and inclusion efforts. Well, I have help for you. Your community can greatly help you market your city, if you let them. Most smaller LGBTQ+ organizations are volunteer run; they work tirelessly to put on events that enrich your community and can drive visitation. What they lack is the means to properly market themselves

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The Gaycation Travel Show finds its Host!

The Gaycation Travel Show finds its Host! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Aequalitas Media, Publisher of Gaycation Magazine, the premier LGBTQ+ travel magazine, announced this week that Ravi Roth has signed on as the new host of The Gaycation Travel Show, a 12 episode, 30 minute YouTube based show being developed to go online in the fall of 2020.

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Gay Travel Today focuses on travel topics for the LGBTQ+ community

Gay Travel Today focuses on travel topics for the LGBTQ+ community | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Singer Teraj hosts Gay Travel Today on Amazon's Alexa platform. #NewDayNW

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Focus on LGBTQ travel: Pride persists

Focus on LGBTQ travel: Pride persists | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

As travel slowly starts to return post-Covid, the LGBTQ community, which travels more and has more disposable income than the general population, is an important target for destination marketers.

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50 Faces & Bums of Pride

50 Faces & Bums of Pride | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Have you ever gone skinny dipping and felt that rush of excitement? That feeling of stepping out of the norm and participating in something that is so unbelievably freeing that for once you are living in the “present”? Well, instead of jumping into a pool with a bunch of strangers, members of the LGBTQ community can take that rush of excitement one step further and express their freedom all over the world with, The Travelin Bum.

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Follow your dreams! Budapest will be waiting for you

Follow your dreams! Budapest will be waiting for you | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

One of the most exciting target groups in the world is the LGBTQ society. From luxury brands to gastronomy and tourism to cultural consumption, their presence is considerable all over the world – and Budapest is no exception.

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Gay beach destinations plan for summer, with pandemic in mind

Gay beach destinations plan for summer, with pandemic in mind | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

LGBTQ beach destinations — Fire Island Pines, Cherry Grove, Asbury Park, Rehoboth Beach and Provincetown — are planning for a new normal amid coronavirus.

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IGLTA Builds LGBTQ+ Travel Industry Connections during Covid-19 Lockdown

IGLTA Builds LGBTQ+ Travel Industry Connections during Covid-19 Lockdown | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has provided support to its members through weekly Google Meet conversations for the past month, offering as many as 12 different group calls each Thursday. The IGLTA Members Connect Series targets various regions and travel business types (travel advisors, tour operators, CVBs, media) and is offered in English, Spanish and Portuguese. On 7 May, the organization will feature Milan, Italy, which would have been hosting IGLTA’s 37th Annual Global Convention this week.

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Let This App Do The Queer Traveling For You

Let This App Do The Queer Traveling For You | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Ovation’s Journy app lets you explore the world from the comforts of home.

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Why 2020 is the year to visit San Francisco

Why 2020 is the year to visit San Francisco | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

It’s only on the last morning that the fog finally lifts and the Golden Gate Bridge shows its rust-red suspension cables. I’d almost caught it the day before, weaving madly through traffic in an Uber towards the viewing point, watching the pillows of cloud roll in across the bay. No luck – I was too late.  But on this stately Californian Sunday morning, all clear skies,

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Traveling as a Queer Woman Is Terrifying, but That's Not All It Is

Traveling as a Queer Woman Is Terrifying, but That's Not All It Is | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

When people want to know what it's really like to travel when you're LGBTQ+, they want to hear about the fear.

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Gay Women Worry About Staying Safe While Traveling

Gay Women Worry About Staying Safe While Traveling | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Why more than half of LGBTQ people say they have to choose between being visible and being safe when traveling.

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Gay Country Guide to Moldova for LGBTQ travellers

Gay Country Guide to Moldova for LGBTQ travellers | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Moldova is all about wines. Lots of delicious, fine wines that you've probably never heard of. What used to be a small slice of the Soviet Union is now one of the most underrated parts of Europe begging to be discovered.

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