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IGLTA Foundation Announces 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipients

IGLTA Foundation Announces 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipients | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Global LGBTQ travel organization welcomes the next generation of tourism professionals to St. Petersburg, Florida

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The IGLTA Foundation recently selected the recipients for its fifth annual Building Bridges Scholarships, who will receive an all-expenses-paid trip and conference registration for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida, 4-6 May.

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Go to London, Keep Calm, and Drink Tea

Go to London, Keep Calm, and Drink Tea | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Right after our trip to Switzerland, we spent a few days in London to attend the World Travel Market. It is a massive trade show where the travel industry comes together with almost 5,000 exhibiting destinations, technology and private sector companies, to find and network with travel professionals from all over the world. I even met the Nomadic Boys – I have been following them on Instagram for years. I was semi-“star struck.” 🙂 AsianMapleLeaf visits The Savoy This time we stayed at The Savoy, which is one of the most celebrated of London landmarks, proudly standing on the...
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Seoul: What a great surprise!

Seoul: What a great surprise! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Just like Taipei, Seoul doesn’t conquer you immediately. The first impression you get is that of a typical world metropolis full of traffic and high-rises.

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Guadalajara city guide: what to do, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Guadalajara city guide: what to do, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Visitors often overlook Mexico’s second city but it is both cosmopolitan and – as capital of the state where tequila and mariachi originate – quintessentially Mexican
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Once considered one of Mexico’s most Catholic and conservative cities, Guadalajara has grown increasingly progressive and is now famed for its gay scene. Its cultural heart today is lively Colonia Americana, with its weekend street markets and free concerts held on broad avenues lined with palms, jacarandas and colonial mansions.

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10 Awesome Things You Need to Know About Travel Agents

10 Awesome Things You Need to Know About Travel Agents | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Gone are the days when online travel sites could get you the best deals. Now, if you want the most value for your money, you need to use a travel agent.

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LGBT Weekend Travel: Niagara Excursion

LGBT Weekend Travel: Niagara Excursion | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The striking Niagara Falls is less than two hours away from Toronto so we decided to go for a short excursion, especially since my friend had not seen the Falls from the Canadian side (way better!). To be complete tourists, we even took the Hornblower Niagara Boat Tour that takes you right up to the Falls so that you can experience it up close and personal. Growing up in Toronto, I have been to the Falls many times but I hadn’t been on this cruise since I was a little boy. I remember it being a lot of fun and just...

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How Destination British Columbia encouraged visitors to share their #exploreBC experiences through 1-to-1 conversations

How Destination British Columbia encouraged visitors to share their #exploreBC experiences through 1-to-1 conversations | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Leah Poulton, Destination BC's Social Media Manager, shares how her team scaled a marketing mountain via a campaign focused on one-to-one conversations.


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Waco celebrates LGBT pride with Out on the Brazos festival

Waco celebrates LGBT pride with Out on the Brazos festival | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
In the past two years, the Baptist General Convention of Texas kicked out a local church for accepting LGBT members, McLennan County Commissioners chose not to add gender identity and
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Kosovo gay community hold 1st pride parade

Kosovo gay community hold 1st pride parade | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

A few hundred people held the first ever pride parade in the Kosovo capital, Pristina, on Tuesday, to promote the rights of the gay community.

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Gay Guide Montreal: our favourite bars, clubs and hotels

Gay Guide Montreal: our favourite bars, clubs and hotels | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

This is our gay guide to Montreal featuring some of our favourite bars, clubs, after hours dance halls, events and gay friendly hotels to stay.

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Gay Chinese Embracing Overseas Tours

Gay Chinese Embracing Overseas Tours | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Companies see market in LGBT travelers who value cultural experiences and exclusive, safe spaces. Tags: LGBT, China, Cuke, tourism, gay travel agency

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Fort Lauderdale Debuts Evocative #GreaterTogether Welcome Initiative as a Warm Embrace to Global Travelers

Fort Lauderdale Debuts Evocative #GreaterTogether Welcome Initiative as a Warm Embrace to Global Travelers | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched an unprecedented new destination brand initiative to serve as a warm welcome and visitor invitation to the international travel community. The campaign, which includes a new brand video and comprehensive digital marketing strategy, launched on United Nation’s World Tourism Day, a day that celebrated the importance of tourism and its cultural, political and economic values.

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Montenegro: Gay pride event urges less violence, more rights

Montenegro: Gay pride event urges less violence, more rights | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

About 200 people have gathered at an LGBT pride event in Montenegro urging more rights and zero tolerance for violence against gay people in the conservative Balkan country.

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IGLTA Foundation Networking Reception in Dallas - Oct 2, 2017

IGLTA Foundation Networking Reception in Dallas - Oct 2, 2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Join us for cocktails and an evening of great networking with tourism professionals, media, association executives and local VIPS. The evening also includes a silent auction, and you could leave the Saloon with amazing travel packages, such as: Event Passes & Lift Tickets for Aspen Gay Ski Week 2018; four nights accommodations in Cusco & the Sacred Valley in Peru; two nights at the MGM Grand Las Vegas along with show tickets; an NYC package consisting of hotel accommodations & sightseeing passes; two nights accommodations at The London, West Hollywood with dinner and bike tour; luxury suite accommodations for the night of Dallas Black Tie; and more!

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VIDEO: Boyfriend Vacation in South Korea with Justin and Nick

Last vacation travel video in SOUTH KOREA! We had an AMAZING adventure here and 100% want to visit again! Make sure you watch the video all the way through for a ton of beautiful footage and fun! Where to next!?

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Top 5 LGBT friendly honeymoon destinations

Top 5 LGBT friendly honeymoon destinations | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

In collaboration with Health and Fitness Travel, Vada Magazine rounds up 5 incredible LGBT friendly honeymoon destinations.

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Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand for fun, acceptance

Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand for fun, acceptance | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Bathed in a pink spotlight, the cabaret singer at Phuket's ZAG bar lip-syncs the top notes of a popular Mandarin love song, delighting the crowd of gay Chinese tourists who have escaped judgement at home for sexual freedom in Thailand. With an estimated LGBTQ population of 70 million, China has

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Travels in Thailand by Travel in Pride

Travels in Thailand by Travel in Pride | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Are you thinking about Thailand as your next vacation destination? Drew Lewis from Pride Travel visited recently and had this to say:  Every year as I plan my travel plans I try to seek out destinations that have a strong LGBT accepting community, are off of the beaten path but are still a popular destination.  …
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Gay nightlife, culture and history united in Manchester

Merely two hours from London, the city stands united far beyond its namesake soccer team, particularly when it comes to the LGBTQ community.

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El Centro LGBT festival celebrates diversity

El Centro LGBT festival celebrates diversity | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
LGBT Pride Festival celebrates diversity . Get the latest Yuma and Imperial Valley news, sports and weather from KYMA, KSWT, KECY and KESE.
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The Value of Gay Travel - Beyond the Beach, Beers and Bears

The Value of Gay Travel - Beyond the Beach, Beers and Bears | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Despite my younger-self prophetically denouncing the idea of a gay holiday, I now fully recognise the value of travelling with like-minded counterparts. It’s a well-trodden trope by those on the right that if the LGBT community is able to celebrate their annual gay pride, then straight pride should exist. You know, for the suppressed, straight, white
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R Family Vacations Celebrates 15th Anniversary

R Family Vacations Celebrates 15th Anniversary | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

LGBT Travel Company, R Family Vacations, Celebrates 15th Anniversary Season

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VIDEO: PURA VIDA - Moovz En Costa Rica

PURA VIDA! Costa Rica es un paraíso que tienes que descubrir. Esta es la crónica de mi viaje a este increíble país a lado de Oriol Pamies, y con nuestro amigo Davey Wavey ¡Mucha naturaleza, eco-turismo, fiesta y diversión! #CostaRicaLGBT

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Bump! The Ultimate Gay Travel Companion

Bump! The Ultimate Gay Travel Companion | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Highlighting events, parties, attractions, festivals, etc. that are happening in and around Baltimore City, Maryland
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Mexico Tourism Board Unveils Global "A World of Its Own" Campaign

Mexico Tourism Board Unveils Global "A World of Its Own" Campaign | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Mexico Tourism Board unveiled a new global campaign, "A World of Its Own,"  in New York City. The campaign represents the next chapter in Mexico's global tourism positioning and promotion and focuses on the vibrant, multi-faceted experiences that keep visitors coming back to Mexico and its hundreds of destinations, time and again. The "A World of Its Own" positioning highlights the sheer scale and diversity of Mexico's tourism offering and comes at a time when Mexico has climbed from the 15th (2012) to the 8th most visited country in the world (source: UNWTO), outpacing the global industry average in growth, by several times.

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Greater Fort Lauderdale Hosts Inaugural Global LGBTQ Think Tank; Shares Groundbreaking Insights

Greater Fort Lauderdale Hosts Inaugural Global LGBTQ Think Tank; Shares Groundbreaking Insights | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) held its inaugural Global LGBTQ Think Tank on Sept. 17-18 at The Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Fourteen leaders from corporate and leisure travel companies came together for the first time to discuss the next steps to improve the LGBTQ travel experience.

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