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Sydney's Gay Mardi Gras seeks relevance alongside pizazz

Sydney's Gay Mardi Gras seeks relevance alongside pizazz | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Once a symbol of rebellion, the event has become mainstream

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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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From the IGLTA CEO: Together We Go

From the IGLTA CEO: Together We Go | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

In 1984, it was radical thinking to prioritize LGBTQ travel as a key market. Our groundbreaking mission to expand LGBTQ tourism globally made us a resource for queer travelers. Today our mission continues, and the IGLTA Annual Global Convention is more important than ever.

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International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Announces New Board Members

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Announces New Board Members | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association announced today the four new appointments to its 2018-2019 board of directors, a group that includes LGBTQ and ally business leaders representing tourism social media/marketing, corporate accommodations, destination promotion and boutique hotels.

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LGBT escape: Asia pushes pink tourism

LGBT escape: Asia pushes pink tourism | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

THE REGION's LGBT tourism is expected to grow by leaps and bounds as Asian exhibitors have flocked to ITB Berlin's LGBT pavilion to raise awareness of LGBT-friendly destinations. TTG Asia quoted Hotel Granvia Kyoto executive guest

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VIDEO: New Zealand and Australia Cruise on Atlantis with Miss Sherry Vine

Sherry Vine travels the world performing her solo show or with some of her sisters in this series of exclusive Behind The Drag Curtain episodes! Sherry's first vlog series ever!

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This episode, I travel to Auckland, New Zealand to perform on the Atlantis Gay Cruise for 10 days! I got to see New Zealand for the first tie, hang out with some kangaroos, take in amazing talent and have a gorgeous time! Behind The Drag Curtain - Sherry Vine - Atlantis Events - gay cruise - La Voix - Miss Richfield 1981 - M Dickson - Matt Yee - Paulini - Josie Lane - Brad Loekle - Trevor Ashley - Patti LuPone - Brian Nash

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Today Is My Birthday, and I'm Giving Away 500,000 Points

Today Is My Birthday, and I'm Giving Away 500,000 Points | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Today marks my 35th birthday. And this year, instead of asking for gifts, I’m asking for you to donate to help give the gift of life to someone who’s in danger of being killed just for being who they are. Just by donating, there’s something in it for you, too. For every donation of at least $10, you’ll be entered to win 500,000 points — a mixture of Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards — to use however you want.

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Rainbow Railroad is an organization that TPG has been working with for more than a year, and one that has saved hundreds of lives during that time. For those not familiar, Rainbow Railroad works to help LGBT people around the world seek asylum because they are in danger of being persecuted for being who they are. Sadly, there are still places around the world that sentence LGBT people to death or imprisonment for being themselves. It’s devastating to hear, but unfortunately, it’s still very much a reality.

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LGBTQ Tourism Forum and Destinations International Partner to Educate an Entirely New Audience in LGBTQ Travel

LGBTQ Tourism Forum and Destinations International Partner to Educate an Entirely New Audience in LGBTQ Travel | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

As the LGBTQ travel segment continues to evolve and flourish, Community Marketing & Insights (CMI), producers of the annual LGBTQ Tourism Forum, has partnered with Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for destination organizations, to expand professional development and educational access to the tourism industry.

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Gay travel bloggers you need to follow in 2018

Gay travel bloggers you need to follow in 2018 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

These are the 20 best gay travel bloggers who we love, and you need to be following in 2018. Our top 20 of the LGBTQ travel blogging community!

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A Flight Of Fancy!

A Flight Of Fancy! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
When Paul gleaned from a terribly friendly gay couple back at the Mekong that one could take up lodgings on a military airbase in Thailand he knew it would take no persuasion to get Andrew onboard. ‘Wing 5’, a military base belonging to The Royal Thai Airforce, amazingly allowed tourists to stay at a hotel put…
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New partners sign up to support LGBT Travel

New partners sign up to support  LGBT Travel | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

TTG LGBT is embarking on its fourth year with a host of new events and three new partners. TTG speaks to them about their support of the initiative

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Bermuda Same-Sex Marriage Repeal Means Some Cruise Ships Can't Host Gay Weddings

Bermuda Same-Sex Marriage Repeal Means Some Cruise Ships Can't Host Gay Weddings | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Gay travel specialists have described Bermuda’s repeal of same-sex marriage as “disastrous”, and warned that the country’s economy will be damaged as a result of the ban. A Supreme Court ruling last year authorised gay marriage in Bermuda, which also applies to cruise ships registered there. But on Wednesday, the governor of the Atlantic archipelago, John Rankin, approved a bill on Wednesday that reverses it. 

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Tinder Partners With Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

Tinder Partners With Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Popular dating app Tinder has announced it is partnering with the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras for its 40th anniversary festival this year. Tinder is going completely rainbow for the event with a colourful float in the Mardi Gras parade. The app will also host an interactive space on Fair Day to help experienced …

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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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Q&A: John Tanzella Discusses Marketing, Destination Considerations for LGBT Travelers

Q&A: John Tanzella Discusses Marketing, Destination Considerations for LGBT Travelers | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) is an extensive global network of LGBTQ-welcoming tourism businesses including accommodations,
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Pride House Founder to Receive IGLTA’s Pioneer Award

Pride House Founder to Receive IGLTA’s Pioneer Award | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Pride House founder Dean Nelson will receive the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Pioneer Award on 11 May at Voyage, the signature fundraising event for the IGLTA Foundation. Nelson, the CEO/Executive Producer of Whistler Pride & Ski Festival, created Pride House as a pavilion to celebrate diversity in sport and raise awareness of homophobia within sports at the Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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Touring the Great Ocean Road in Australia

Touring the Great Ocean Road in Australia | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

After Sydney Mardi Gras, we decided to do what appears to be a rarity in Australia... we rented a car and drove from Sydney to Melbourne. Locals universally thought we were crazy (turns out most seem to simply fly back and forth between the two cities), but it really was a beautiful 9-hour drive reminiscent of the rolling coastal hills of California.

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VIDEO: TropOut New Caledonia Gay Resort 2018

In December 2018, TropOut is heading back to the idyllic South Pacific island of New Caledonia! The luxurious Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa will welcome gay travellers from all over the globe for a week of partying, exploring and unwinding.

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Located in the middle of the world’s most beautiful reef, New Caledonia is like a dreamy postcard. With its unmistakable French influence, the mix of spectacular island scenery and Parisian sophistication offers gay travellers the experience of a lifetime. It’s time for TropOut New Caledonia.

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International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Selects Milan as Host City for Annual Global Convention in 2020

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Selects Milan as Host City for Annual Global Convention in 2020 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Italy becomes the 10th country in the organization’s 35-year history to host the conference, the premier LGBTQ educational and networking event for the tourism industry - The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association officially announced today that Milan was chosen as the host city for its 37th Annual Global Convention in 2020. This will be a first for Italy, and will mark the event’s return to Europe for the first time since 2014.

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8 gay travel Instagrammers you need to be following in 2018

8 gay travel Instagrammers you need to be following in 2018 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Check out our 8 favourite gay travel Instagrammers you need to follow in 2018. We recently discovered them and absolutely adore following them.

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R Family Vacations are the ultimate LGBT travel planners

R Family Vacations are the ultimate LGBT travel planners | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
R Family Vacations were the first travel company to create vacations for LGBT families and their friends, beginning with their inaugural cruise in 2004. Since then, more than 20,000 guests have traveled with them around the world. There are many ways to define a family, and R Family Vacations celebrates them all. On R Family …
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How LGBTMPA is Helping to Improve Inclusivity & Diversity at Meetings

How LGBTMPA is Helping to Improve Inclusivity & Diversity at Meetings | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBTMPA) is moving forward with its goal to increase the success of inclusion and diversity in meetings and events.
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Gay Wine Weekend 2018 - 3 Days of Gay In California Wine Country

Gay Wine Weekend 2018 - 3 Days of Gay In California Wine Country | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

A weekend of Wine & Celebration with new winemaker dinners, winery tours and events, benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network. Enjoy 3 Full Days of LGBT events in Northern California's magnificent Sonoma Valley - home to some of the world's most prestigious wines and wineries. Celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP Receptions, wine tasting excursions, champagne brunch, wine auction and pool party in one of the most famous luxury wine destinations in the world.

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The #ILoveGay Q&A: Borja The Gay Explorer

The #ILoveGay Q&A: Borja The Gay Explorer | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Welcome to our new series featuring LGBTQ influencers, #ILoveGay ambassadors, movers and shakers and all around great people.  We’re proud to launch this series with our newest ambassador Borja Matheu, aka Borja the Gay Explorer.

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