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6 LGBTQ events worth traveling for in 2017

6 LGBTQ events worth traveling for in 2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
From Miami to Sydney, there's no shortage of travel-worthy LGBTQ events to choose from in 2017.

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Madrid's already phenomenal annual Pride event—attended by a million and half people in 2016—kicks things up exponentially for 2017 as it becomes both the fifth-ever World Pride and the 24th continent-wide EuroPride.

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Fabrice Tasendo's curator insight, January 9, 2017 5:21 PM

Madrid's already phenomenal annual Pride event—attended by a million and half people in 2016—kicks things up exponentially for 2017 as it becomes both the fifth-ever World Pride and the 24th continent-wide EuroPride.

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First LGBT+ Tourism Summit to take place in Malta

First LGBT+ Tourism Summit to take place in Malta | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

International experts will discuss market developments, new marketing strategies and the economic prospects for the LGBT travel segment – The Malta Tourism Authority is collaborating with ITB Berlin, the host of the first LGBT+ Tourism Summit from 22 to 23 November 2018

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LGBT Travel Market: Annual Spend Now Exceeds USD$218 billion

LGBT Travel Market: Annual Spend Now Exceeds USD$218 billion | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The annual value of total spending on travel and tourism by lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people is being revealed today by LGBT consulting specialists Out Now at WTM London.

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Les marchés où nous pouvons tout particulièrement nous développer ne sont pas nombreux... Celui du public LGBT en est un... En quelques chiffres, ...
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Miles of Love: LGBT+ Travel Advocacy Forum

Miles of Love: LGBT+ Travel Advocacy Forum | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

In a world first, LGBT+ activists including the infamous Russian punk band, Pussy Riot, will come together with people in the travel industry to discover how we can all be ‘travel agents of change’…

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The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Welcomes VisitDallas as its Newest Global Partner

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Welcomes VisitDallas as its Newest Global Partner | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association today announced its global partnership with VisitDallas, the official tourism marketing organization for the city of Dallas, Texas. As a Global Partner, VisitDallas strengthens its commitment to LGBTQ-welcoming travel and will provide year-round support for IGLTA, the organizational leader in advancing LGBTQ travel around the world.

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Registration Opens for International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 2019 Convention in New York City

Registration Opens for International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 2019 Convention in New York City | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The 2019 theme, UNITE, emphasizes the need for tourism professionals to work together to create a more inclusive world for LGBTQ travelers

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9 Bars & Restaurants Where You Can Be Your Full Queer Self in Seattle, WA

9 Bars & Restaurants Where You Can Be Your Full Queer Self in Seattle, WA | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Seattle is one of the most progressive cities in the nation when it comes to LGBTQ visibility. The city is home to the first-ever LGBTQ scholarship fund, the nation’s largest LGBTQ chamber of commerce, and a significant number of LGBTQ-founded and -owned businesses, bars, restaurants, and experiences. Travel Out Seattle, a program of GSBA, helped us pick some of the best LGBTQ-aware and welcoming bars, restaurants, and destinations in the Seattle where you can be your full queer self.

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Cast a Spell, Drink the Potion: Four Halloween Destinations for LGBT Travelers

Cast a Spell, Drink the Potion: Four Halloween Destinations for LGBT Travelers | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Halloween, for many, as cliche as it sounds, is a time when they can go out in costume and take a break from the reality they’re living. Notions of what is considered normal go out the window, and debauchery and revelry take over. For gay travelers, Halloween can be a time to experience this effect in an array of cities, and not only in the United States, where the semi-official holiday is most prevalently celebrated. Perhaps, this year, it’s time to dust off a costume and saunter to where the things that go bump in the night come out to play. Here are a few locales to joyously or frighteningly celebrate All Hallows Eve.

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VIDEO: Exploring Amsterdam's Pride with W Hotels

Join me on this adventure full of superheroes, drag queens and more during Amsterdam’s Gay Pride with W Hotels. We will attend the Queer Me Out panel and get the most extravagant breakfast on Pride day. I will also take you on board the W Amsterdam’s float, see everything that goes behind the scenes plus an exclusive interview with Dutch designer David Laport. Let’s go!

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Live Your Gay European Fantasies With This ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Tour In Italy

Live Your Gay European Fantasies With This ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Tour In Italy | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

A lot of people walked out of their viewing of Call Me By Your Name with the sudden urge to eat a peach and take a trip to Italy. Well, with a new tour that’s specifically for fans of the film, you can live out those daydreams — peach not included, as far as I know.

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The eight-night tour is being offered by Quiiky Tours, a company specializing in gay and lesbian-themed trips and tourism. It includes both famous historic cities like Milan and Bergamo, but also specific locations from the film like Crema, where most of the movie was shot.

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Introducing VACAYA - A Bold New Player In LGBT Travel

Introducing VACAYA - A Bold New Player In LGBT Travel | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Created by award-winning tourism and travel executives with nearly 100 years of combined experience in entertainment, hospitality, and travel, VACAYA offers LGBT+ travelers a new choice – one with an unprecedented and maniacal guest focus, perfectly tailored to the needs and desires of the LGBT+ community.

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European Travel Commission and IGLTA Foundation Publish Handbook on LGBTQ Travel in Europe

European Travel Commission and IGLTA Foundation Publish Handbook on LGBTQ Travel in Europe | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The European Travel Commission (ETC), in collaboration with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Foundation (IGLTAF), has published its first study on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer travel segment.

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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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From the CEO: Come to New York, Where It All Began

From the CEO: Come to New York, Where It All Began | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

In New York City, the 2019 forecast is rainbow-tinted. It’s the year the city commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising—the fateful event back in June 1969 that ignited the LGBTQ civil rights movement. And next year, we’re thrilled to hold our 36th Annual Global Convention in the city where it all began.

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Pride Journey – Seattle

Pride Journey – Seattle | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

A journey to the Pacific Northwest is something I always look forward to. I love the natural beauty of Seattle and of course the abundance of fresh seafood the city has to offer. Its proximity to both Portland and Vancouver are also benefits and the three cities are connected via Amtrak, so visitors can easily turn a trip to the Emerald City into a multi-destination vacation.

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Virgin Atlantic launches 'Pride' flight with LGBTQ crew

Virgin Atlantic launches 'Pride' flight with LGBTQ crew | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Tituss Burgess to host London-New York flight featuring drag queen bingo and live performances for WorldPride in June 2019

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Lesbians in the Travel Industry: In Conversation with Tanya Churchmuch

Lesbians in the Travel Industry: In Conversation with Tanya Churchmuch | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

We spoke to Tanya Churchmuch about raising the profile of lesbians in the travel industry, as they are currently underrepresented.

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A Must-Read Update on Gay Travel Trends

A Must-Read Update on Gay Travel Trends | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

LGBTQ events, such as the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Pride Parade, are important for attracting travelers looking for a friendly destination.

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Discovering Helskinki, Finland and Estonia – an LGBT Tour & Road Trip

Discovering Helskinki, Finland and Estonia – an LGBT Tour & Road Trip | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

We started our tour of Finland as any LGBT traveler would, with the city first.  We’d never been to Finland, nor this part of the Baltic region, so every site and sound, including the language, was completely new to us.

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IGLTA Publishes Calendar of LGBTQ Festivals Featuring More Than 140 Events Worldwide

IGLTA Publishes Calendar of LGBTQ Festivals Featuring More Than 140 Events Worldwide | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Attending an LGBTQ festival or event is a great way to celebrate as a community even outside of pride season. Whether it's music, art, food, sports or dance as the theme, our voice and presence as an LGBTQ community is stronger when we come together.

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The Open Closet with Domenico Gambolo

The Open Closet with Domenico Gambolo | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Born in Sicily (Italy) but currently based in the UK, Domenico Gambolo is a very passionate, funny and warm guy who loves traveling and getting to know other countries and cultures. Soon he is going to be our YouTuber host and to talk about travel and much more. Domenico is your g(a)uy next…

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Most romantic European destinations?

Most romantic European destinations? | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Most romantic European destinations? The cities that will ignite the passion in your relationship.

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Exploring Louisville, Kentucky... Bourbon Tasting, Hot Browns, Drag Brunch and More!!!

Exploring Louisville, Kentucky... Bourbon Tasting, Hot Browns, Drag Brunch and More!!! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Richard and I arrived in Louisville after a nice, leisurely road trip from Indianapolis down through Bloomington and then the Hoosier National Forest. Gorgeous drive... we arrived in Louisville, where we checked in to the gorgeous 21c Louisville hotel, a melding of art museum and hotel.

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Delta Celebrates Decade of Support For Gnetwork360

Delta Celebrates Decade of Support For Gnetwork360 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

This annual conference in Buenos Aires highlights LGBT issues in business and tourism.  Delta is marking its 10th anniversary as the main sponsor of this annual forum in Argentina.

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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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