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Tourism Tasmania takes visitors behind the scenery

Tourism Tasmania takes visitors behind the scenery | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

A new campaign for Tourism Tasmania highlights the pubs, art and quirky pieces of Tasmania, rather than the natural wonders of the state.


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Both Tasmania and New Zealand have become quite creative and have been setting the standard for "outside the box" destination marketing ideas for a while now.

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Do travel bloggers actually have direct influence on consumer decisions?

Do travel bloggers actually have direct influence on consumer decisions? | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
A recent Nielsen report explores the always-important and ever-evolving question of what content types influence consumer decisions the most. So does expert content from travel bloggers have any actual impact on the purchase process?

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A Night of a Million Hand Crafted Cocktails….GSBA’s Taste of Svedka Cocktail Contest Is Upon Us!

A Night of a Million Hand Crafted Cocktails….GSBA’s Taste of Svedka Cocktail Contest Is Upon Us! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Gentlemen and Ladies....start the prep work. You need to have a clear mind and body to fully enjoy the Greater… (Thank U #GSBACocktailCon14 sponsors!
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11th Annual Arosa Gay Ski Week – Europe’s favorite Winter Pride Festival

11th Annual Arosa Gay Ski Week – Europe’s favorite Winter Pride Festival | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The idyllic and gay friendly Swiss resort of Arosa invites you from January 11th to 18th, 2015 to its fun-filled LGBT ski week. Since 2005, this lively and colorful week has become one of the biggest Gay and Lesbian winter events in Europe.

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Coming Out Is the Hottest New Destination Marketing Trend

Coming Out Is the Hottest New Destination Marketing Trend | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Destinations, large and small, across the country and world are coming out in support of the LGBT community. What's the impact of their newfound pride?
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3 days in New York: A guide to the city's must-see LGBT attractions

3 days in New York: A guide to the city's must-see LGBT attractions | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Rich in culture and built on diversity, New York City boasts an abundance of landmarks that represent both tragic and triumphant milestones in LGBT history.
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Loved living in NYC working at a Times Square travel agency, albeit during GFC!

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'There Goes the Gayborhood' author heading back to Boystown

'There Goes the Gayborhood' author heading back to Boystown | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The man behind the work causing a stir in Boystown is headed back to Chicago, this time to talk about his book "There Goes the Gayborhood" during a release party and signing at Unabridged Bookstore.

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Dollywood: A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Gay

Dollywood: A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Gay | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Views of Dolly Parton’s wildly popular theme park in Tennessee can differ significantly depending on one’s lens.
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Dee Farrell's curator insight, September 9, 7:58 PM

Get thee to Dollywood for country music entertainment. Nashville is a must do on your USA itinerary if you love Dolly & friends.  http://www.rainbowtourism.com/usa/

 

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Queensland’s north shines at Cairns Tropical Pride

Queensland’s north shines at Cairns Tropical Pride | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

PRIDE colours are shining bright across tropical northern Queensland as Cairns Tropical Pride festival kicked off over the weekend.


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The Gay Guide to Burning Man

The Gay Guide to Burning Man | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Elaborate art floats, costumes, leather, neon, minimal clothing, and body paint may sound a lot like your local Pride. But what’s coming up around the corner is a festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
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Soccer Legend Tim Howard and Cultural Icon Angela Simmons - #LoveTravels

Soccer Legend Tim Howard and Cultural Icon Angela Simmons - #LoveTravels | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Latest Iteration of the Campaign Features Inspiring Stories from Notable Travelers - Marriott International is expanding its popular #LoveTravels campaign to an exciting original content series that chronicles inspiring personal journeys by notable travelers. The next installment features soccer legend Tim Howard and cultural icon and entrepreneur Angela Simmons, each sharing their individual experiences and personal passions in stories told through travel.

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New Podcast: Diving into Gay Travel & Business Success with Ed Salvato

New Podcast:  Diving into Gay Travel & Business Success with Ed Salvato | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
This interview is packed with helpful information and applies a unique lens to the world of LGBT travel.  We dive into Ed’s journey into entrepreneurship and his travel philosophy as a gay man.
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Gay & Lesbian Stockholm | Win a trip - We Love Stockholm... Will You?

Gay & Lesbian Stockholm | Win a trip - We Love Stockholm... Will You? | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Let Stockholm Voices, ambassadors in the LGBTQ community, inspire you!  What would you do if you had two days to spend in our city? Share your story and get the chance to win a weekend in Stockholm.

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What would you do if you had 2 days to spend in #GayStockholm? Enter to win a trip! #GayRelevant

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LGBT travel in China an unrealized market

LGBT travel in China an unrealized market | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

THE annual purchasing power of China’s LGBT community is estimated at US$470 billion and the travel industry is a major player, prompting tourism companies to get more serious about tapping into what could be a lucrative market. The first survey to explore the purchasing power, preferences and motivations of China’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community was released last Friday in Shanghai.

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Transgender travel study shows there's work to be done

Transgender travel study shows there's work to be done | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

"We know a lot about gay and lesbian travelers, but little if anything has been known about the transgender traveler, until now," said Richard Gray, the bureau's managing director...

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Richmond, Va., Makes a Bold Appeal for L.G.B.T. Tourists

Richmond, Va., Makes a Bold Appeal for L.G.B.T. Tourists | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
A regional tourism organization has begun a campaign in which the city comes out of its closet.
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Germany’s new resource for LGBT visitors

Germany’s new resource for LGBT visitors | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

It’s time to get excited! ‘Why?’ we hear you ask. Well, those lovely people at the German National Tourist Office have just re-launched a brand new website just for us - yes dear LGBT reader, that means you - so that we can learn more about Germany and everything that it has to offer next time we visit. The country that gave us Adidas, Einstein and World Cup winning super-stud, Mario Gotze (move over Beckham) has now published the perfect resource to plan your next trip to Germany, and it’s all tailored exclusively with LGBT visitors in mind.

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Nation's First Gay Jazz Festival Takes Over Philly

Nation's First Gay Jazz Festival Takes Over Philly | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
For three days in late September, the nation’s first showcase of LGBT jazz composers, performers and arrangers will delight the crowds at Philadelphia’s OutBeat Jazz Festival, featuring performance...
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Just a Typical Summer Sunday in Berlin

Just a Typical Summer Sunday in Berlin | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

This month marks three years living in Berlin, and as part of my year-long goal to explore more of my adopted city, I’ve spent the past few weeks wandering around to both new and unfamiliar places as well as old haunts.

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It's All About Love For LGBT Matchmaking Festival At Lisdoonvarna

It's All About Love For LGBT Matchmaking Festival At Lisdoonvarna | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

‘It’s All About Love’ at the world’s 1st LGBT Matchmaking Festival is part of the historic Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival. After the success of last year’s event, visitors from around the world are on their way back to Lisdoonvarna village in Co. Clare in the West of Ireland. The World Famous 157 year old Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is going Gay for the second year in a row. 

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It's Time to Take Gay Bars Outside of the Gayborhood

It's Time to Take Gay Bars Outside of the Gayborhood | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

As gay business owners in DTLA, we have made out decision to accept social change and embrace the feeling of walking into a gay bar situated next to a straight one.

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Rick on the Road: Weekend in Sin City

Rick on the Road: Weekend in Sin City | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Vice President of Leisure Sales for Preferred Hotel Group Rick Stiffler — the man behind the creation of Preferred Pride (read about his efforts in Passport magazine) — is a true road warrior.

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The Royal Palace in Stockholm

The Royal Palace in Stockholm | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
For some, the idea of Swedish history still conjures up images of rugged Vikings. But that’s just a tiny part of Stockholm’s fascinating and colorful – and yes, even gay – past.
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IGLTA 32nd Global Convention - Los Angeles

IGLTA 32nd Global Convention - Los Angeles | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The 32nd Annual Global Convention, 8-11 April 2015 in Los Angeles, promises to be the IGLTA's largest to date. Don't miss out on the opportunity to put your brand front and center at the world's premier educational and networking event for LGBT tourism. 

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The Difference Between the Millennial and the Baby Boomer LGBT Traveler

The Difference Between the Millennial and the Baby Boomer LGBT Traveler | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Earlier this week we released our new report, The Big Business of LGBT Travel, which examines the current state of LGBT travel.

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Stockholm | Prevue Visionary Awards

Stockholm | Prevue Visionary Awards | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Our vote is for the incredibly LGBT-friendly Stockholm...  Democreativity, a new gamer platform developed in Sweden, takes the competitive element inherent in traditional gaming and replaces it with cooperation, either with other gamers or the game itself. The initiative from VisitSweden, the Swedish Institute and Business Sweden aims to create a forum for inspiration and to provide a showcase for underrepresented ideas in order to promote Sweden’s openness, creative enterprises and democratic values.

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