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

Mark Chesnut | Posted 12.23.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 11.06.2014 | 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.

Your Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. Memorial Day is Monday, and gay Pride season isn't far behind. June brings long days and LGBT events across the land.

The Surprise Impact Of Conchita Wurst's Eurovision Triumph

Agence France Presse | Sabrina Guillard | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Even before Conchita Wurst's Eurovision triumph helped burnish Austria's tolerant image, Vienna was already popular with gay tourists, attracted by th...

3 Ways to Make Your Trip Gay -- Even If You're Straight

Mark Chesnut | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Mexico City's gay pride parade is a colorful event where all are welcome. Photo:LatinFlyer.com In my last post, I highlighted 5 reasons why gay trav...

Why Gay Travel Is Great for Straight People

Mark Chesnut | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Society is more integrated than ever. Gay people are more openly participating in so-called "mainstream" culture. And straight travelers have changed too. Heterosexual people are checking into gay-owned bed-and-breakfast hotels

My Invisible Honeymoon

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

She wouldn't hold hands with me, my newlywed wife, unless we hid our interlaced fingers under an airline blanket.

The Surprise Impact Of Gay Marriage Around The World

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, March 14 (Reuters) - Growing acceptance and legalization of same-sex marriages in the United States and ...

A Monument in Cologne You've Never Heard of Before

Adam Groffman | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Adam Groffman

With nearly 10 percent of the local residents identifying as gay or lesbian, the city is understandably one of Germany's most gay-friendly destinations.

Is West Hollywood Becoming 'Less Gay'?

Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been Southern California's premier "gayborhood" for decades, but is West Hollywood losing its hold over the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgende...

Ascension: What I Learned From Getting Kidnapped in Paris

Court Stroud | Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Court Stroud

When I came out of my stupor, I found myself squeezed into the backseat of a two-door car filled with strangers. "Only a bad dream," I told myself and shut my eyes again. It was clear this was no mere nightmare.

LGBT Travel Destinations: Christmas In Stockholm

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Stockholm, Sweden is slated to play host to its annual Pink Christmas campaign again this year, an event that caters to and celebrates members of the ...