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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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The Time I Went On A Lesbian Cruise And It Blew Up My Entire Life

The Time I Went On A Lesbian Cruise And It Blew Up My Entire Life | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

I didn’t expect that spending a week with a couple thousand lesbians on a cruise ship would push me to radically reconsider the future I’d planned for myself.

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LGBT Friendly Destinations for Couples, Families

LGBT Friendly Destinations for Couples, Families | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The travel industry has capitalized on the interests of the LGBT community with expanded vacation options like cruises, all-inclusive resorts and campsites.

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Sarasota is Coming OUT!

Sarasota is Coming OUT! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

...today’s Sarasota is expanding, evolving and enticing LGBTQ travelers of all ages to visit its powdery-sand beaches, world-class art institutions and growing gay (and gay-friendly) social scene.

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Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) - Gay only group Vacation

Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) - Gay only group Vacation | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

This only gay group trip in Gran Canaria offers some of the best scenery you’ll ever see. You’ll get to explore the great gay bars in Maspalomas and visits to some of the most beautiful beaches.

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Fifty Years After The Start Of The Gay Liberation Movement, These US Cities Are Kicking Off Big Pride Celebrations

Fifty Years After The Start Of The Gay Liberation Movement, These US Cities Are Kicking Off Big Pride Celebrations | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Almost fifty years after the start of the gay rights movement, cities across the country are gearing up for Pride festivities to both commemorate the civil rights battles that have been won and push for more inclusiveness.

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IGLTA Hosts a Record-Breaking Annual Global Convention in New York City

IGLTA Hosts a Record-Breaking Annual Global Convention in New York City | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association’s signature event attracted its largest and most globally diverse delegation in its 36-year history - Nearly 700 delegates representing 49 countries and territories gathered at the New York Hilton Midtown 24-27 April for IGLTA’s most successful convention to date. The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association’s premier event united global thought leaders to discuss tourism trends, technology developments, workplace inclusion and human rights—wide-ranging topics connected through the lens of LGBTQ+ travel.

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Gay-Friendly Holidays in Spain

Gay-Friendly Holidays in Spain | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Spain is the second main tourist destination in the world, welcoming 83 million visitors last year - In Spain you’ll find internationally famous LGBTQ destinations such as Ibiza, Sitges and Maspalomas, where there is an abundance of gay-friendly leisure activities, parties and accommodation.

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Pride events in the US beyond the parades

Pride events in the US beyond the parades | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

As the LGBTQIA community has evolved, so has the spectrum of Pride offerings -- well beyond parades. Find out about lower-key Pride events for 2019 across the United States.

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The Founding of VACAYA

The Founding of VACAYA | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

VACAYA is the first large-scale LGBT+ vacation company for adults to launch in decades and is travelers’ hot new choice in LGBT experiences. VACAYA charters entire ships and resorts, so LGBT+ travelers have the freedom to express their individuality, make personal connections, celebrate life, rev up, or simply relax… together.

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Top 10 cities LGBT travelers are booking for Gay Pride this year, according to Orbitz

Top 10 cities LGBT travelers are booking for Gay Pride this year, according to Orbitz | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

There are more than 150 cities across America that celebrate Gay Pride, with events like concerts (like New York City's famous Dance on the Pier with past singers like Cher), marches (like the annual Trans March in Atlanta), parades (like Capital Pride in Washington D.C.) and all-night parties (like Overboard LBC on the Queen Mary cruise ship in Long Beach, California).

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LGBT Vacation Company Is Changing The Game For Queer Travel

LGBT Vacation Company Is Changing The Game For Queer Travel | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

VACAYA is the first large-scale LGBTQ vacation company to launch in decades, and their all-inclusive trips are setting the bar high for competitors. 

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Come Experience Temptation Cancun Resort Pride Week 2019

Come Experience Temptation Cancun Resort Pride Week 2019 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

July 28 - August 3, 2019: Journey to the other end of the rainbow and discover a new, exciting way to play! Join us this July 2019, for an extraordinary week of fun & adventure. This wild pride celebration offers an uninhibited environment where diverse groups come together to be free. Pride week will be jam-packed with exciting sports & activities, outrageous theme parties, and of course non-stop fun in the sun.

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Travel Advisors Serving LGBTQ Travelers Must Know All the Nuances

Travel Advisors Serving LGBTQ Travelers Must Know All the Nuances | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

More people are venturing to non-traditional destinations in pursuit of unique experiences, a trend that presents particular risks for LGBTQ travelers, as Travel advisors serving the LGBTQ community need to be familiar with norms and laws affecting their clients in destinations around the globe. That doesn't mean banning every unfriendly destination, but does require knowing how to deal with them.

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5 Summer Destinations for LGBTQ Travelers

5 Summer Destinations for LGBTQ Travelers | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Five LGBTQ-friendly summer vacation options that don't require a passport

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Pride Journey: Spokane, Washington

Pride Journey: Spokane, Washington | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Pacific Northwest is and has always been one of my favorite places in the country to visit. Natural beauty is around every corner and Spokane is no different. The city, historically overshadowed by Seattle, is going through a bit of a renaissance as of late and creating a vibe and culture that sets itself apart from its larger neighbor to the west.

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VIDEO: TD Is Proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of WorldPride

VIDEO: TD Is Proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of WorldPride | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

TD Bank is incredibly proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for WorldPride which takes place in June. WorldPride includes the Pride March, the Human Rights Conference and the TD Bank Employee Summit Events, all happening in New York City from June 24-30 We are committed to marching forward with the LGBTQ2+ community, and opening doors for everyone to have the opportunity to succeed with confidence in a changing world. Our support reflects the drivers of The Ready Commitment to build a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow for all.

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50 LGBTQ+ Getaways | Go Better, Together - 50 years of progress. 50 places to celebrate.

50 LGBTQ+ Getaways | Go Better, Together - 50 years of progress. 50 places to celebrate. | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

This summer marks 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising, and a half century of LGBTQ+ progress. In honor of this milestone, we’ve partnered with the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) to present 50 guides for LGBTQ+ welcoming destinations around the world – all created by LGBTQ+ influencers and travel experts with picks for amazing hotels, restaurants and things to do. Ready to start exploring?

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Vacaya's Proposal for Cruising as a Community

Vacaya's Proposal for Cruising as a Community | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

In August, we’ll get the first glimpse into this new social experiment when VACAYA’s inaugural cruise sails from New York, with stops up the northeast coast and an overnight in Provincetown, Mass., coinciding with the Carnival kick-off party.

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Stay Here For Pride This June: A Hotel Guide For Pride Festivals Outside Of New York City.

Stay Here For Pride This June: A Hotel Guide For Pride Festivals Outside Of New York City. | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

As World Pride heads to New York City this June, hotels are nearly sold out city-wide, but don't forget about the rest of the nation's pride festivities. Use this guide to book the best hotels for pride in the other cities this year.

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Pride Santiago: The Best Gay Advice In Santiago, Chile

Pride Santiago: The Best Gay Advice In Santiago, Chile | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

I received a message on Instagram asking me to host “The Gay Harvest” in Santiago, Chile. When I first received the message from Pride Tours I didn’t know what to think. Santiago was never on my radar for cities to travel too, so I began to do my research. After a few mutual connections and an opportunity I couldn’t say no to, I decided I needed to go! 

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Five Cities Hope to host first South County Pride celebration

Five Cities Hope to host first South County Pride celebration | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The first Pride celebration in southern San Luis Obispo County, California, will take place in Arroyo Grande in June, but nonprofit 5 Cities Hope says it needs community help to make the LGBT event a success.

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Temptation Cancun Resort Comes Out For Pride Week 2019

Temptation Cancun Resort Comes Out For Pride Week 2019 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

It’s that time again – get out the glitter, stop eating carbs, get those brows done and break out the rainbows – it’s PRIDE 2019! I don’t want to see any of you rolling your eyes and yawning, “Oh that again?” If as a frequent traveler from Pride to Pride – Miami, LA, San Diego, New York, San Francisco, Long Beach – the shine has somewhat dulled over the years; the crowds have blended into a blur, the headliners all seem the same, and the drinks get smaller but more expensive. Sigh. What’s a girl, or guy, or inbetweener to do?

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Miami Beach Pride 2019

Miami Beach Pride 2019 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Our team descended upon Miami Beach this past week to celebrate Miami Beach Pride in all of its forms, from flag raising to light ceremonies to business mixers and then, of course, Pride!

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For the 8th Consecutive Year, HRC Names MGM Resorts One of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality”

For the 8th Consecutive Year, HRC Names MGM Resorts One of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

MGM Resorts International is proud to announce that it received a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier bench-marking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.  MGM Resorts joins the ranks of over 560 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

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Check Out This LGBTQ Travel Influencer Opportunity by VACAYA

Check Out This LGBTQ Travel Influencer Opportunity by VACAYA | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Introducing an incredible new opportunity for LGBTQ Travel Influencers to join VACAYA as Social Media Ambassadors on their inaugural cruise to Provincetown August 11-18, 2019, with stops in Bar Harbor, Maine and St. John, New Brunswick in Canada.

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