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LGBT market research guru Tom Roth talks travel

LGBT market research guru Tom Roth talks travel | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
An interview with Community Marketing, Inc. founder and president Tom Roth.
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Not much insight here other than promotion of Tom's annual conference.

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ALBERTO CORRERA's curator insight, January 8, 2013 11:19 PM

Not much insight here other than promotion of Tom's annual conference.

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Antwerp, Belgium's World Outgames Boosts Tourism with Record Number of Participants | Passport Magazine News

Antwerp, Belgium's World Outgames Boosts Tourism with Record Number of Participants | Passport Magazine News | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
Antwerp, Belgium's World Outgames Boosts Tourism with Record Number of Participants
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A brief piece on the positive tourism impact of events like the Outgames

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Should travelers boycott anti-gay and anti-trans countries?

Should travelers boycott anti-gay and anti-trans countries? | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
LGBTI Travel Show debate will ask experts and visitors: Should you refuse to visit homophobic and transphobic countries for business and leisure?
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Potentially an interesting discussion this Sunday in London.

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Phil LAUGRAND's curator insight, January 20, 6:59 AM

yes, defenitely ! and that's what a lot of us are doing already !

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Travel companies tune their gaydar - Travel Weekly

Travel companies tune their gaydar - Travel Weekly | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
Co-founders of the Burba Hotel Network discuss perceptions of LGBT travelers.
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A piece on the LGBT market for a mainstream industry rag. Nothing much new here but an interesting perspective.

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Montrealer wins insurance battle over Russian anti-gay law | The Canadian Jewish News

Montrealer wins insurance battle over Russian anti-gay law | The Canadian Jewish News | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
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An interesting twist - with many implications - on the ongoing Russian/anti-gay saga

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Wake-up call for countries missing out on LGBT tourists

Wake-up call for countries missing out on LGBT tourists | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) tourists are choosing not to travel to countries where the local LGBT communities do not enjoy equal legal rights, says new research from LGBT consulting firm Out Now Global released this week at World...
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A fluff piece to coincide with World Travel Market, the major industry event in London this week

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LGBT tourists spend more on travel - West

LGBT tourists spend more on travel - West | Gay Travel | Scoop.it

The Gay Tourism Expo, held in Bergamo, Italy, this year, has just closed. The most interesting figure emerged from this edition? Gay tourism generates a turnover of €2.5 billion per year. This unbelievable conclusion was the result of the first study on the Italian segment carried out by GfKEurisko and presented during the exhibition.

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Some stats on the LGBT travel market in Italy.

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Not cashing in on gay tourist dollar - Commentary - Jamaica Gleaner - Monday | September 30, 2013

Not cashing in on gay tourist dollar - Commentary - Jamaica Gleaner - Monday | September 30, 2013 | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
Jamaica was recently selected to chair the United Nations World Tourism Organization. And while our preparations for the crucial winter tourist season begin in earnest, it is ironic that our homophobic laws and practices cut the country off ...
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A truly unique perspective on Jamaica's struggle with gay tourism.

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Top Gay Ski Events Worldwide

Top Gay Ski Events Worldwide | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
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A short run down on the upcoming roster of gay ski events.

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Miguel Angel López's curator insight, October 1, 2013 5:25 PM

Las mejores quedadas de ski gay

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Topical themes at Brazil’s largest travel trade show

Topical themes at Brazil’s largest travel trade show | Gay Travel | Scoop.it

In cooperation with ITB Berlin the ABAV Tourism Fair of the Americas will be presenting practice-based studies and new findings on tourism industry topics. The programme of seminars at Brazil’s largest travel trade show has now been announced. Besides addressing the topics of sustainability and adventure tourism, ITB Academy events will focus on Gay & Lesbian Travel and the impact of mega events on tourism. The 41st edition of the trade show is due to take place in Sao Paolo from 4 to 8 September 2013. For trade visitors admission to the show and seminars is free of charge.

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A full day on LGBT travel at one of South America's biggets travel trade show.

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koreagonstudio's curator insight, September 7, 2013 1:43 AM

Also remember gay parades in europe: Cologne, Venice, Rome.

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NewNowNext Travel: Say Hola To Costa Rica! - NewNowNext @NewNowNext

NewNowNext Travel: Say Hola To Costa Rica! - NewNowNext @NewNowNext | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
Costa Rica feels like paradise because of its lush jungles, spectacular beaches, abundant wildlife, and varied landscape – all for less than you’d pay for [...]
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A so-so review of Costa Rica with a few helpful nuggets of info.

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Gay Autumn in Boston and Cambridge, More

Gay Autumn in Boston and Cambridge, More | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
By: Andrew Collins/Special to TRT— Summer may signal the end of high season at New England’s beach resorts, but September and October are the perfect months for visiting the region’s largest metrop...
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A pretty standard review of Boston and Cambridge from veteran gay travel writer, Andrew Collins.

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Berlin's 'Pink' red carpet - Travel Weekly

Berlin's 'Pink' red carpet - Travel Weekly | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
Germany's ever-hip, progressive and on-trend capital city, a magnet for artists, agitators and alternative thinkers since its bohemian interwar heyday of the 1920s, is ratcheting up its appeal to today's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
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A good overview of Berlin's approach to the LGBT market

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ALBERTO CORRERA's curator insight, August 25, 2013 7:10 AM

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Iryn's curator insight, August 26, 2013 12:36 AM

I 'm a avid fan of pink, she totally rocks as she walk on throght that carpet with a puck last night. Gorgeous Pink...

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World Pride Looks to Toronto to Rebound in 2014

World Pride Looks to Toronto to Rebound in 2014 | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
Given World Pride’s accumulated woes, can Toronto succeed where other cities have failed? As the host of the largest annual Pride event in North America, the odds are looking pretty good that World Pride 2014 will be stellar.
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A pretty comprehensive article on Toronto's preparation for World Pride.

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Florida’s Top Ten Gay Beaches

Florida’s Top Ten Gay Beaches | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
Florida’s fantastic beaches welcome all, but some are friendlier than others to the LGBT community. Here are some of Sunshine State’s best gay-friendly beaches.
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A helpful list

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Well There you go, a great nich market If you are a travel agent in FL !
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7 Travelicious Destinations for 2014

7 Travelicious Destinations for 2014 | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
Spontaneous travel certainly has its charms, but life's complications usually require lots of planning to secure the perfect trip. Here are seven places to consider as you map out your adventures in the new year.
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Weird choices for a gay travel list. And really? Sochi? Surely we can do better than that.

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EDGE’s Top Lesbian Travel Destinations for 2014

EDGE’s Top Lesbian Travel Destinations for 2014 | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
From flannel-fabulous Halifax to an epic 21-day adventure throughout New Zealand and Austrialia, EDGE gives a shout out to the ultimate lesbian travel experiences for 2014.
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A very short list... surely there must be more to lesbian travel!

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Ljubljana: a Mittel-European dream between a Medieval castle and a gay squat

Ljubljana: a Mittel-European dream between a Medieval castle and a gay squat | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
Gay Star Travel visits the Slovenian capital to enjoy its buzzing nightlife and its tasty cakes. This is where all LGBTI people from the country come to have fun
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A brief look at a little known corner of central Europe.

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Travel: A late summer weekend getaway to Sitges

Travel: A late summer weekend getaway to Sitges | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
Sam Feller savours the delights of Sitges and writes for PinkNews of his joy at a gay holiday in the sun.
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An ever popular European favourite.

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Axel Hotels Says Goodbye to Buenos Aires Location | Passport Magazine News

Axel Hotels Says Goodbye to Buenos Aires Location | Passport Magazine News | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
Axel Hotels Says Goodbye to Buenos Aires Location
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It's too bad, but it really doesn't surprise me much.

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Gay Travel Advice's curator insight, October 10, 2013 2:07 PM

www.gaytraveladvice.com  really sorry for this news.... We love AxelHotel Buenos Aires, at least there are still Axel Hotel in Barcelona, Berlin and MAspalomas......Where will be the next destination of Axel Hotel?

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Out of Town: Palm Springs -- A Gay Destination For You

Out of Town: Palm Springs -- A Gay Destination For You | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
By: Andrew Collins*/Special to TRT— A desert hideaway nestled beneath the dramatic San Jacinto Mountains, Palm Springs has been popular with LGBT travelers for decades. It’s home to dozens of gay-o...
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A comprehensive run down on what to do over a couple of days in Palm Springs.

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Gay marriage 'tourism': How big an economic boom for states?

Gay marriage 'tourism': How big an economic boom for states? | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
The summer's Supreme Court decisions unleashed pent-up demand for gay marriages, and a handful of states reaped an economic benefit. The effect is not huge, but neither is it insignificant.
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A decent overview of the current state of marriage equality in the United States and its impact on tourism.

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Pink Dollars Emerge as New Currency

Pink Dollars Emerge as New Currency | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
Pink Dollars Emerge as New Currency - Naomi Fontanos is seeing a change from when she went holidaying in 2002.
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An interesting perspective on the LGBT market from a non-North American, non-Euiropean viewpoint.

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New Orleans Promoted as a Gay Honeymoon Haven

New Orleans Promoted as a Gay Honeymoon Haven | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
Thousands of visitors roll into New Orleans this week for Southern Decadence: five days of celebration of gay culture in a city now being promoted by tourism officials as a honeymoon site for same-sex newlyweds — despite the state's constitutional...
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An interesting acticle about the apparent contradiction of hosting a major gay event (and trying to build the gay honeymoon business) in a destination that is politically anti-gay.

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Not just a hole in the ground

Not just a hole in the ground | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
Touring the monumental Grand Canyon is an excellent trip for the outdoorsy [caption id="attachment_155448" align="aligncenter" width="620"] PEAK PERFORMANCE | A hiker takes a break from a descent into the canyon via the scenic Bright Angel Trail.
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Not much "gayness" in this post, but still lots of useful info.

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Travel Review: Snæfellsnes Peninsula tour with Pink Iceland | So So Gay magazine

Travel Review: Snæfellsnes Peninsula tour with Pink Iceland | So So Gay magazine | Gay Travel | Scoop.it
Is an LGBT travel company necessary in a country like Iceland? Lee Williscroft-Ferris takes a tour of Snæfellsnes Peninsula with Pink Iceland to find out
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In addition to a nice overview of an interesting corner of Iceland, this article raises a good question. Do gay travellers need to rely upon gay travel companies to have the best experience in a destination?

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