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The Baby-Steppers: LGBT Travel

Dane Steele Green | Posted 10.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Dane Steele Green

If there is one dead horse I just love to beat, it is "do your research." The world being what it is, gay travel is usually a path of least resistance, that is, going to places where the odds are in our favor we will have the time of our lives while at the same time still keeping our lives.

Gay Tourism and Marketing in Focus at LGBT Confex in Mexico

Mark Chesnut | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Mark Chesnut

As attitudes about LGBT rights and same-sex marriage evolve, so too does corporate strategy about how to address this increasingly visible market.

Visit Palm Springs in the Summer, Seriously

Jim Werner | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Go to Palm Springs. For the sun, the laid-back lifestyle, the views, the bare skin. This hot little gay hideaway is the perfect escape

4 Events to Heat Up Your Summer

Jim Werner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Pride's rainbow may be fading in our memories, but there are plenty of reasons to continue the celebration this summer. In cities all over the country, events invite the gays to get gayer.

LGBT Tourism Conference Proves Argentina Is Doing It Right

David Duran | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
David Duran

Argentina is once again dominating tourism within Latin America, not only because of its wide range of things to see and do throughout the entire country, but because they have cornered the market within LGBT tourism within the region.

Top 10 Drag Shows Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 06.12.2015 | Travel

The kitsch. The camp. The queens. If you've ever been to a drag show, you know how entertaining they can be. Get an eyeful with our picks for the top 10 places to see a drag show.

Love in Morocco, If You Dare

Dane Steele Green | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Dane Steele Green

The whole point of a vacation is to go and enjoy yourself. Do that how you will. But however great the temptation (or the thrill of almost getting caught) with this totally hot guy you just met, keep your feet on the ground.

Top 8 Gay Destinations to Visit

Adam Groffman | Posted 03.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Adam Groffman

Over the past year, I've just realized that I like to travel to places where other gay travelers tend to migrate to. I'm all for venturing out to further places, but every now and then, I just need a gay holiday...

15 Gay Places to Go in 2015

Billy Kolber | Posted 03.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Billy Kolber

Photo Credits (cc) Flickr The places themselves aren't gay (one of them still criminalizes homosexuality!) but if you are, this is the ultimate guid...

How to Measure the Value of Media Coverage

Mark Chesnut | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Mark Chesnut

The world of travel writers, journalists and travel bloggers is ever-changing. So how do public relations and media relations experts in the travel industry deal with them?

How to Deal with Travel Writers, Part 3: How to Plan the Perfect Press Trip

Mark Chesnut | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
Mark Chesnut

Let's take a look at what travel writers need to make press trips productive, and what public relations people can do to make the most of press trips for their organizations.

Where Angels Fear to Tread: LGBTQ Safe Travel Guide

Dane Steele Green | Posted 01.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Dane Steele Green

Like any self-respecting gay man, I find the idea of going back into the closet, even for a weeklong vacation, is, at the very least, galling. That being said, if you are going to a destination known to get more than a little 'phobic, there are a few elementary precautions you should take.

Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival Moves Downtown This Weekend

Nicholas Snow | Posted 01.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Palm Springs is already huge on the global gaydar screen, but in this journalist's opinion, it's reputation as one of the best cities for LGBTQ residents and tourists alike is about to go through the stratosphere as a dramatic change comes to the Greater Palm Springs Pride celebration.

The World's Most Gay-Friendly Travel Destination Is...

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travelers will have an extra special reason to pack their bags for Copenhagen in 2015, as the Danish cap...

Influential Caribbean Country Is Leaning Towards LGBT Rights

Jessica Joseph | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

According to a recent UNAIDS survey, Trinidad and Tobago's population is having a radical shift in attitudes towards LGBT Rights. It is not the only survey of its kind that reflects this.

The Gay Travel Capitals of the World

Dane Steele Green | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Dane Steele Green

When it comes down to brass tacks, travel agents and destination-marketing companies love us LGBTQs -- so much so that they use the term "gay capital" as a lure. Sometimes they are spot-on. Other times it's a little dubious. So here is the question: What makes a "gay capital" just that?

The Top Travel Destination For Closeted Gay Men Is...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.07.2014 | Gay Voices

We have plenty of data on where gay men like to vacation -- but what about men who aren't out of the closet? According to a recent poll by MissTrav...

Phuket's Best Outdoors Activity: Sea-kayaking in Phang Nga Bay

Adam Groffman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
Adam Groffman

I enjoyed my brief stay on Phuket island on this trip for a few reasons, but the definite highlight was the day trip to Phang Nga Bay with John Gray Sea Canoes.

5 Reasons Why Curacao Needs To Be On Your LGBT Travel Radar

Amy Hubbard | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Amy Hubbard

We're not sure about you, but we could get used to always smiling at strangers and never wearing anything more formal than Bermuda shorts.

Why This Gay Couple Is Going Global To Further The LGBT Cause

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A pair of gay U.S. expats are hoping to use their international travels to inspire a global social media campaign in honor of LGBT Pride month. Da...

The Most LGBT-Friendly Travel Companies

Travel + Leisure | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

By recognizing and advocating for employee diversity, and by welcoming LGBT guests with open arms, these companies are responsible for making travel in America more inclusive.

Can Gay Travelers Help Transform 'America's Favorite Playground'?

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is planning a series of events to attract gay tourists, who are becoming an increasingly important part of ...

The Surprisingly Gay Appeal Of 'Charm City'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Few cities pair urban pizzazz with small town vibrancy as delightfully as Baltimore -- but if you take pause at that description, you're not alone. ...

A 'Wilde' Vacation -- Gay History for Gay Travelers

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

If such a company is about to reveal the layers of gay history behind many cities in Europe -- and hopefully across North America too -- then the gay travel industry may have an interesting new addition.

Stop Thinking Gay! 7 Ways to Market to Today's LGBT Travelers

Mark Chesnut | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Gay travelers feel more comfortable than ever with their straight counterparts, and vice versa. If you're a gay-specific business, you might already be expanding your strategy to include the mainstream straight market.