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Does travel mean going into the closet? LGBTQ+ tourists face tough choices

Does travel mean going into the closet? LGBTQ+ tourists face tough choices | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

There’s safety and comfort to consider—but resources for queer travelers make planning easier.

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Sneak Peek of Orbitz's New LGBTQ+ Ad Campaign: Travel As You Are

Sneak Peek of Orbitz's New LGBTQ+ Ad Campaign: Travel As You Are | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

With a diverse cast of real queers, including Serpetwithfeet, Orbitz continues its commitment to the LGBTQ+ community. 

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Crime Report: 20 Riskiest Places For Gay Travelers (And The 5 Safest)

Crime Report: 20 Riskiest Places For Gay Travelers (And The 5 Safest) | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

A new LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index ranks the world’s most dangerous countries for gay travelers.

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Register Now for IGLTA’s 2021 Global Convention in Atlanta

Register Now for IGLTA’s 2021 Global Convention in Atlanta | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has opened registration for its 37th Global Convention, set for 8-11 September at the W Atlanta-Midtown. IGLTA’s premier event makes its live return in one of the most LGBTQ+ welcoming cities in the United States.
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My Journey Into the Wild Nights of Marrakech’s Queer Underground

My Journey Into the Wild Nights of Marrakech’s Queer Underground | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

After shimmying through two grimy buildings I was taken on a night I'll never forget.

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The Principality of Monaco Becomes a 2021 Featured Destination of the IGLTA

The Principality of Monaco Becomes a 2021 Featured Destination of the IGLTA | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Monaco announces that it has become a 2021 IGLTA Featured Destination. Now more than ever, the Principality is a fitting backdrop for couples’ celebrations such as honeymoons, anniversaries, and proposals. Monaco is a cosmopolitan nation with 139 nationalities that help make the world’s second smallest country culturally diverse, inclusive, and welcoming.

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LGBTQ travel ideas for 2021

LGBTQ travel ideas for 2021 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Top tips for LGBTQ travel for 2021, from where to go, Pride events, and how to travel safely in 2021.

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LGBTQ+ Storyteller Award: Couple Of Men won Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2021!

LGBTQ+ Storyteller Award: Couple Of Men won Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2021! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Best in Travel 2021: They are thrilled to be named winner of Lonely Planet's LGBTQ+ Storyteller Award 2021 - category Diversity & Inclusivity

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Meet the Lesbian Couple Sharing Their Travels With the World

Meet the Lesbian Couple Sharing Their Travels With the World | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

LGBTQ Couple Gabi and Shanna have documented their travels on their popular Youtube channel and blog under the moniker 27 Travels, which has become a go-to resource for LGBTQ-friendly destinations. They talk about their love for travel and each other. “Let’s Go Together Episode 18: Traveling Together as an LGBTQIA+ Couple.”

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#ILoveGay “Voices of Australia – LGBTQ+ Travel”

#ILoveGay “Voices of Australia – LGBTQ+ Travel” | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia (GALTA) has partnered with Pink Media USA for a ten-part interview series “Voices of Australia”, showcasing ten iconic experiences in Australia to inspire future visitors from the LGBTQ+ community in America and beyond.

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Featuring LGBTQ+ Fort Lauderdale / Wilton Manors, FL

Featuring LGBTQ+ Fort Lauderdale / Wilton Manors, FL | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors are the perfect combination of sea, sand, sun and fun. Although your goal is a few days of relaxation, you may end up happily burning the candle at both ends. The phrase most often overheard is, “I’ll get some sleep on the beach/plane/back home tomorrow.” Just go with it!

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Things to Do in Asbury Park, New Jersey in the Fall

Things to Do in Asbury Park, New Jersey in the Fall | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Looking to plan a trip to Asbury Park, New Jersey? Visit in autumn for the Boss, a bustling boardwalk and a foodie’s paradise.

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UNITE 2020 – A Global Virtual Leisure and MICE Trade show

UNITE 2020 – A Global Virtual Leisure and MICE Trade show | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

UNITE by Saleint Inc is organizing a Global Virtual Trade Show combining the Leisure and MICE industry on an online platform. The Trade Show is scheduled to start at 0000 hrs Toronto time (EDT) on September 16, 2020 and will be live till 2359 hrs Toronto time (EDT) on September 17, 2020.

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Which Caribbean islands are safe for gay travellers?

Which Caribbean islands are safe for gay travellers? | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Well, we're glad you asked! The Caribbean is a region of the Americas located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s famous for its tropical weather, beautiful blue skies and crystal-clear waters.

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IGLTA-WTM Africa partnership puts LGBTQ+ tourism firmly on the agenda at Africa Travel Week 2021

IGLTA-WTM Africa partnership puts LGBTQ+ tourism firmly on the agenda at Africa Travel Week 2021 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

WTM Africa and IGLTA deliver first-ever Equal Africa content program to ATW Cape Town, 29 March 2021 – WTM Africa 2021 will see the introduction of an LGBTQ+ travel event called EQUAL Africa in partnership with IGLTA. EQUAL Africa stands for EQUAL Love, Rights, Experiences & Opportunities and will comprise three fascinating virtual panel discussions and presentations from 7 to 9 April 2021.

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Ireland's Incredible Transformation Into an LGBTQ+ Haven

Ireland's Incredible Transformation Into an LGBTQ+ Haven | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

In just a few decades, the island nation evolved into one of Europe's most progressive countries.

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LGBTQ Travel Guide: Mexico City

LGBTQ Travel Guide: Mexico City | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Your complete guide to all things LGBTQ-friendly in sprawling and exciting Mexico City, from attractions to restaurants to hotels!

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Orbitz Wants to Take You on a Virtual Trip Around the World With Drag Superstar Jackie Cox

Orbitz Wants to Take You on a Virtual Trip Around the World With Drag Superstar Jackie Cox | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Travel + Leisure spoke with drag queen Jackie Cox about Orbitz’s LGBTQIA-inclusive Valentine’s Day virtual trip around the world with The Travelin Bum.

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The best gay and lesbian holidays to celebrate a same sex wedding anniversary

The best gay and lesbian holidays to celebrate a same sex wedding anniversary | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

This week, 29 March to be specific, marked the third anniversary of same-sex marriage in the UK. Thinking of taking the plunge? The wedding is all well and good, but the honeymoon can be better. We asked Darren Burn, founder of OutOfOffice.com, an LGBT-friendly luxury travel service that creates tailormade trips, to pick his favourite spots to kick back and relax post-ceremony.

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Cruise Planners' Vicky Garcia on an initiative to tap into clients' travel desires

Cruise Planners' Vicky Garcia on an initiative to tap into clients' travel desires | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The agency has launched a tool that will capture client data about where they want to travel in the next one to three years, including LGBTQ travel. Garcia discusses how the data fits into its marketing strategy.

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#ILoveGay Travel, featuring The Big Gay Podcast of Puglia

#ILoveGay Travel, featuring The Big Gay Podcast of Puglia | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

For the PinkMedia #ILoveGay Travel Influencer Series bringing together LGBTQ+ bloggers, vloggers and influencers from around the world.

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Does travel mean going into the closet? LGBTQ+ tourists face tough choices

Does travel mean going into the closet? LGBTQ+ tourists face tough choices | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

There’s safety and comfort to consider—but resources for queer travelers make planning easier.

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What Makes New York City A Fantastic Gay Destination?

What Makes New York City A Fantastic Gay Destination? | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Just about everything. It is composed of five boroughs covering 300 square miles, but with so much to see and do within the 23 square miles called Manhattan, most visitors sadly don’t have time to walk or cycle across the Brooklyn Bridge or visit the outer boroughs. (You could make a terrific vacation out of Brooklyn and Queens alone!).

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Gay Morocco | LGBTQ+ Travel Guide, Morocco Gay Rights & Safety Tips

Gay Morocco | LGBTQ+ Travel Guide, Morocco Gay Rights & Safety Tips | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Explore IGLTA's gay travel guide to Morocco featuring LGBTQ+ safety tips, gay rights info, top cities & attractions, where to stay and more!

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10 Up-and-Coming Destinations Around the World For LGBTQIA+ Travelers

10 Up-and-Coming Destinations Around the World For LGBTQIA+ Travelers | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

From small, coastal towns to major metropolises, these are the rising hotspots for LGBTQIA+ travelers.

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Companies Broadening Efforts to Address LGBTQ Traveler Needs

Companies Broadening Efforts to Address LGBTQ Traveler Needs | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

With Pride Month now more than a month in the past, rainbow logos and solidarity statements have been put in storage for another year, but many companies are realizing that recognizing and addressing the need for LGBTQ employees—including within a travel program—is a year-round process.  

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