LGBT Destinations

By Matt Skallerud | Selected articles highlighting some of the best in LGBT destinations worldwide

Babs Daitch forges her own identity as Las Vegas tour guide

Once Frank Sinatra’s social secretary, Daitch has a different identity these days, as a fast-walking — and even faster-talking — guide to Glitter City.

LGBTQ tourism and hospitality survey results revealed

The results from the 22nd annual LGBTQ Tourism and Hospitality Survey — conducted by San Francisco-based Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) — have been released. And the findings are surprising. On average, LGBTQ participants took 3.2 vacation or leisure trips and 1.4 business trips in the past 12 months. In addition, LGBTQs took an average of 2.3 trips primarily to visit family or friends in the past year.

FCB Turned the Pride Flag Into a Data Slider to Help LGBTQ People Travel Safely

Global travel can be a complex undertaking for anyone, but it’s especially challenging for members of the LGBTQ community. Many destinations welcome …


VIDEO: Three Things You Need to Do || Ft. Lauderdale

Enjoy discovering Fort Lauderdale through Vinny Vaillancourt’s eyes

What LGBTQ Millennials Want Out of Travel

LGBTQ travelers command $5 trillion worth of global spending.

Why Key West Endures as a Gay Paradise

The mainland’s southernmost tip has long been a haven.

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With The Rowan Hotel, Kimpton Brings Pro-LGBT Brand to the Desert

A dazzling fireworks display lit up the night sky in Downtown Palm Springs on Thursday, December 14th, a celebration of the brand new, seven story Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel.

Arielle, Ravi & Vinny Explore Fort Lauderdale

Join us as we tour Fort Lauderdale through the eyes of three LGBTQ influencers, Arielle Scarcella, Vinny Vaillancourt and Ravi Roth.

Gay Guide Montreal: our favourite bars, clubs and hotels

This is our gay guide to Montreal featuring some of our favourite bars, clubs, after hours dance halls, events and gay friendly hotels to stay.

Watch: Virgin highlights LGBT+ holidays discrimination in straight couple spoof

Virgin Holidays created the spoof video, titled ‘What if we treated straight couples the way gay couples are treated on holiday?’, to highlight this disparity and reveal some of the situations that LGBT+ couples typically experience.

Huge potential for the travel industry: 2nd UNWTO LGBT Report examines outlook for gay and lesbian travel

In conjunction with the leading International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and following its first report in 2012, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published a second report on the role of the increasingly important LGBT travel market. As the World’s Largest Travel Trade Fair and as part of its strategy to promote social responsibility, ITB Berlin is committed to firmly establishing the LGBT segment while also dispelling preconceptions. According to the report, in recent …

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Black & Blue 2017 - LUMINOCITY: A Montreal 375th Special Edition

The 27th annual edition of the Black & Blue Festival in Montreal will be presented from October 5 to 9 under the LUMINOCITY theme. This year, festival participants will celebrate Montreal’s diversity under the effects of lights -an homage to the city’s 375th Anniversary festivities.

Pride Isn’t Just For The Summer: 8 LGBT Events You Can Still Attend This Year

As the summer comes to an end, so does a time of nearly non-stop LGBT Pride events and parties around the world. Seriously, there’s been a few each weekend ever since June’s Pride Month.

LGBT Group Explores El Calafate and the Glaciers of Patagonia

Immediately after the GNetwork360 10th Annual LGBT Tourism & Business Conference in Buenos Aires, a group of LGBT media and conference participants headed down to the southern tip of Argentina, to the town of El Calafate. Staying at the lodge-like Alto Calafate Hotel, we took the shuttle into town for some local exploring and dining by night, and ventured into Los Glaciares National Park by day, once by boat on Lago Argentino (dinner cruise by MarpaTag Cruises) and another day by bus, where we …

Blu Media Group takes over Spartacus

Zum 1. September 2017 werden die bislang vom insolventen Bruno Gmünder Verlag herausgegebenen Marken Spartacus International Gay Guide, Spartacus Traveler sowie von verschiedenen Unternehmen der blu Mediengruppe übernommen.

Provincetown Named “America’s Top Beach Town” by Travel + Leisure Magazine

Readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine have voted Provincetown as America’s Top Beach Town. In this year’s America’s Favorite Places Survey, readers named the town, stating that “a winning trifecta of gorgeous natural scenery, charming architecture and an everyone-is-welcome cultural scene, earned Provincetown top honors. “Considering everything else we have, our art colony and all …

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Quintessentially Gay Stays in Palm Springs

Palm Springs has the country’s highest concentration of independently owned gay boutique hotels and resorts sprinkled throughout its gorgeous valley.

Thousands line streets for massive Brighton Pride celebration

Hundreds of thousands of people have joined together in Brighton for one of the UK’s biggest summer Pride celebrations. Iconic musical duo the Pet Shop Boys headlined this year’s gathering for their first Pride performance in 20 years. This year’s annual event is extra special, marking 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. Other acts performing to the joyful crowds include Years & Years, Louisa Johnson and David Morales.

10 Things I Learned Shooting Flash Street Photography At Toronto Pride

Flash street photography is compelling and addictive. Here are 10 things I learned shooting flash at Toronto Pride this year. Enjoy!

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Discover LGBT Vermont This Summer + Enter To Win a Vermont Vacation

If you’re making plans for how to enjoy something a bit off the beaten path this summer, consider a road trip or flight to Vermont this year. It’s by far one of the most LGBT-friendly states in the US, and for many, has become that special place in New England where their mix of kind and friendly people, natural beauty and outdoor recreation come together. It’s also where civil unions first became the law in 2000, with same sex marriage becoming law in 2009… well before it became a the law of …

Canada 150 and Quebec Getaway – @asianmapleleaf

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Canada and we were fortunate enough to pass through Ottawa on July 1st to be part of the celebration. We arrived on the morning of Canada Day and the city was alive! There was a sea of people wearing red and white, eagerly waiting to kick off the festivities. I was traveling with a few of my friends, some of whom are Americans, and it was great to show off the Capital of Canada and for them to join in the celebration. Parliament Hill was packed so we …

The Gay Travel Paradox | By Andrew Cohan

A year or two after I graduated from college, I took a short vacation and went to Provincetown, Massachusetts, which I had heard was a gay destination (I was a late bloomer). On the first day there, .

Asia's Youngest Nation Offers Glimmer of Hope for LGBTQ Rights

KUALA LUMPUR — Marching through the streets of East Timor's capital, Dili, with a rainbow flag in his hand, Natalino Guterres was overwhelmed with emotion, reminding him of how he felt 15 years ago when he saw the Timorese flag raised for the first time.<p>"It was an emotional moment," he said of the …


Qué ver y hacer en Malta: Guía práctica / What to see and to do in Malta, Ultimate guide

Irse invitado a algún sitio siempre mola, ¿no? Pues así ha sido mi primera (y espero que no última) experiencia de viajar gracias a una empresa, en este caso gracias a la academia Maltesa de inglés Elanguest, la cual me invitó a pasar una semana con ellos viendo cómo es el trabajo de la escuela…