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Gay Travel Destinations For 2013: New York Times Seminar Panel Shares Their Picks

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New Yorkers seeking a respite from the city's chilly temperatures will get their shot at a virtual holiday Jan. 19, with a special seminar emphasizing the hottest destinations for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travelers worldwide.

"What's New in LGBT Travel: Hot Destinations, Cool Events and Surprising Destinations and Vacations" is just one component of The New York Times' 10th annual Travel Show, held at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. The three-day-long event, which opens its doors to the general public over the weekend, will also feature special seminars on luxury train travel and extreme adventures, as well as location-specific discussions on China, Africa and Cuba, among others.

Covering hot new LGBT destinations, events and tours are Curve Magazine's Merryn Jones, Out's Jerry Portwood, "Frommer's Buenos Aires" author Mike Luongo and Passport Magazine's Joe Pedro, along with Ed Salvato of ManAboutWorld.

HuffPost Gay Voices asked Jones, Portwood, Luongo, Pedro and Salvato to share their picks for 10 hot LGBT-friendly destinations for 2013, and their responses may surprise you. Check out what they came up with below -- and happy travels!

"What's New in LGBT Travel: Hot Destinations, Cool Events and Surprising Destinations and Vacations" takes place on Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. For more information on the seminar, click here.

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