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The #ILoveGay Q&A: Guiseppe Guilio

The #ILoveGay Q&A: Guiseppe Guilio | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Welcome to our newest series featuring LGBTQ influencers, #ILoveGay ambassadors, movers and shakers and all around great people. Today we sit down with one of our newest ambassador, IGLTA Member / Travel Design & Digital PR guru Guiseppe Guilio and find out what he’s all about.

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Marriott joins line-up of speakers at LGBT Conference

Marriott joins line-up of speakers at LGBT Conference | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
New speakers have been announced for the TTG LGBT Conference, including Marriott International’s vice-president of premium and select brands Europe
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IGLTA Partners with ETC and VISITFLANDERS to Advance LGBTQ travel in Europe

IGLTA Partners with ETC and VISITFLANDERS to Advance LGBTQ travel in Europe | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association united with The European Travel Commission and the Flemish tourist board VISITFLANDERS to present the Educational Forum on LGBTQ Tourism at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place on 21 June. The event provided a preview of key findings from The Handbook on LGBTQ Tourism in Europe, scheduled for release next month as a joint research project from ETC and the IGLTA Foundation. Forum speakers also addressed ways to make Europe safer and more inclusive for LGBTQ travelers, shared best practices for reaching the diverse segments of this market, and discussed the future evolution of LGBTQ tourism in Europe.

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An LGBTQ Guide to Traveling Safely Abroad

An LGBTQ Guide to Traveling Safely Abroad | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Great disparities exist in local attitudes and in the ways visitors are treated. Know before you go.

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New York City: All the best places for a gay getaway in the Big Apple

New York City: All the best places for a gay getaway in the Big Apple | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

New York City is the birthplace of the global Pride movement and spiritual home of LGBTQ people everywhere.

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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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ETC, IGLTA and VISITFLANDERS explore the potential of LGBTQ travel in Europe

ETC, IGLTA and VISITFLANDERS explore the potential of LGBTQ travel in Europe | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

On 21 June 2018, the European Travel Commission (ETC), the Flemish tourist board VISITFLANDERS and the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) will host the Educational Forum on LGBTQ Tourism. The event aims at advancing knowledge on LGBTQ tourism in Europe, discussing the status quo of Europe as a safe and welcoming destination for LGBTQ tourists, investigating new ways to strengthen the region’s attractiveness as a LGBTQ-friendly destination, and understanding the future evolution of LGBTQ travel.

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The Gay Explorer - Dating in Toronto and exploring coming out in the 80's

Join Borja the Gay Explorer on his trip to Toronto where he will go on a gay date with Kevin while exploring the city and recounting Kevin's experience of coming out in the 80’s

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IGLTA Hosts Most Successful Convention in its 35-Year History

IGLTA Hosts Most Successful Convention in its 35-Year History | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Global LGBTQ travel association unites tourism professionals around the shared goal of creating a more welcoming world for all travelers - The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 35th Anniversary Global Convention, 9-12 May at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, brought together approximately 500 tourism professionals representing 40 countries to share innovative ideas and best practices, making it the best attended and most globally diverse conference in IGLTA’s history.

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GayTravel.com Hires LGBT Dream Team

GayTravel.com Hires LGBT Dream Team | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

GayTravel the world's leading site dedicated to LGBT Travel announced the appointment of the Mossier Social Action and Innovation Center's LGBT Travel experts Don Ofstedal, Charlie Rounds, and Nick Alm to lead Gay Travel's editorial team.

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From the CEO: Discovering Emerging & Unique LGBTQ Markets

From the CEO: Discovering Emerging & Unique LGBTQ Markets | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Discovery is an integral part of what we do at the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. True, our association serves diverse purposes, but we are foremost a business organization. As such, IGLTA benefits its members most by learning about them and their needs. As our members evolve, IGLTA evolves. At our Annual Global Convention next week in Toronto, we’re taking a new step in our evolution with the IGLTA Foundation’s inaugural Discovery session.

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Travel Map of LGBTQI (IN)Tolerance Worldwide, by World Nomads

Travel Map of LGBTQI (IN)Tolerance Worldwide, by World Nomads | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Global travel insurance provider WorldNomads.com has released a map of (in)tolerance – revealing which countries are potentially dangerous for LGBTQI travelers because of legal status and societal …
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A Day In Omaha by TJ Jaymes - Flight For One

A Day In Omaha by TJ Jaymes - Flight For One | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
From the historic architecture of Downtown to the HUGE indoor rainforest in the zoo; Omaha is absolutely stunning. With the new age venues and the retro feel, you can never get tired of being here.…
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Top 10 LGBT cruises

Top 10 LGBT cruises | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
From the best parties in the world to relaxing on a tropical beach, blogger Marcus Adams (aka Sparkx) selects the top 10 LGBT and LGBT-friendly cruises
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From Budapest, with love.

From Budapest, with love. | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

If you’re looking for some travel inspiration, is Hungary in the mix? The city of Budapest is making its case as to why it should be at the top of your wish-list. I caught up with Zsolt Erdei, President of the Humen Travel Touristic Association, for a behind-the-scenes look at the Pink Budapest campaign. What […]

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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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Five Gay Vacation Spots That Are Less Tired Than Fire Island

Five Gay Vacation Spots That Are Less Tired Than Fire Island | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
From Stockholm to Salt Lake City, we've got you covered.
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This 'Call Me by Your Name' Tour of Italy Will Let You Relive Elio and Oliver's Life-changing Summer

This 'Call Me by Your Name' Tour of Italy Will Let You Relive Elio and Oliver's Life-changing Summer | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

If you were enthralled by the love story in Oscar-winning drama "Call Me By Your Name," get your Sufjan Stevens playlist ready and pack a bag.

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Groundbreaking LGBTQ+ Tour Operator, Quiiky, Announces New Italian Tour

Groundbreaking LGBTQ+ Tour Operator, Quiiky, Announces New Italian Tour | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Tour is based on Oscar-Winning Film, 'Call Me by Your Name.'

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Twice The Fun, Twice The Party: Celebrity Cruises Hosts Second Annual Pride Party At Sea

Twice The Fun, Twice The Party: Celebrity Cruises Hosts Second Annual Pride Party At Sea | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

From Alaska to Italy and the oceans between, Celebrity Cruises is excited to celebrate Pride Month by hosting its second annual Pride Party at Sea, with Olympic Bronze Medalist Adam Rippon and Two Time Men's figure skating Olympian Johnny Weir serving as ambassadors for this year's festivities.

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Fashion Meditation V

Fashion Meditation V | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
I awoke in a 6 person mixed gender hostel dorm in Hongdae, Seoul. A dim light made its way through the flimsy curtain and cast a solitary beam into the room. My plan was to wear my favorite dress during my first day in Seoul; I was going to explore royal palaces and an old village. Unlike Tokyo, whe
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LGBT travel leaders make a ‘splash’ in Toronto with the opening of IGLTA convention

LGBT travel leaders make a ‘splash’ in Toronto with the opening of IGLTA convention | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) took over Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada last night for the IGLTA Annual Global Convention opening ceremony, sponsored by Tourism Toronto and Destination Ontario.

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Summer Camp for LGBTQ Adults Marks 22nd Consecutive Season

Summer Camp for LGBTQ Adults Marks 22nd Consecutive Season | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

First-Time Campers Can Enter to Win a Free Week at Camp - Since 1997, adventurous LGBTQ travelers have been escaping to a real summer camp in the woods of southwestern Maine for what many of them declare the “best time ever!” The place? ‘Camp’ Camp, America’s premier summer camp for LGBT adults, where those searching for a unique all-inclusive vacation will find both relaxation and excitement, along with new life-long friendships. ‘Camp’ Camp is again offering this true week-long summer camp experience this August 19-26.

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Discovering Toronto: 10 Things We Love About the City

Discovering Toronto: 10 Things We Love About the City | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Over the years, Toronto has grown to become a truly cosmopolitan city—full of diversity, character and unique attractions for tourists and locals alike. If we had to narrow down the reasons to love Toronto, including the top things you should do while visiting, these would be it!

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IGLTA Foundation Partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for Conference Scholarship

IGLTA Foundation Partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for Conference Scholarship | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Collaboration takes Hong Kong Polytechnic University tourism student to the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention in Toronto - The IGLTA Foundation has partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association to provide a unique opportunity for a Hong Kong Polytechnic University tourism student to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 35th Annual Global Convention, 9-12 May in Toronto. Thanakarn (Bella) Vongvisitsin has been selected to attend the conference, considered to be the premier educational and networking event for the global LGBTQ tourism industry.

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