Tag: gay

Uganda plans to kill gays again: Tourism alarmed and Joe Biden has a message

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 11, 2019 01:10

Uganda has deadly threats for the LGBT Community again. As consequence tourism may face a new call for a boycott. The government of Uganda has announced plans to reintroduce a ... Read More

Louisville flying high during colorful Pride Week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 20:53

Louisville's Mayor, Metro Council representatives, Louisville Tourism, Civitas, the newly-formed Louisville chapter of the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, the Human Relations Commission and the Fairness Campaign all came together ... Read More

Celebrating PRIDE month: Guam’s first woman Governor signs first PRIDE Pledge

editor editor- June 10, 2019 22:07

In an historic first in the nation, the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration of Guam signed a PRIDE Pledge, along with its cabinet members, pledging to support and maintain safe workplaces and ... Read More

First ever airport drag brunch hosted by United Airlines & OTG

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 21:07

In support of Pride Month and The Trevor Project, OTG and United Airlines are hosting the first-ever airport DJ Drag Brunch at Newark Liberty International Airport featuring Kennedy Davenport. Produced ... Read More

Homosexuality is a sin: South Korea’s Gay Pride Festival

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 22:01

Thousands of members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community from Korea mixed with tourists from around Asia and beyond were hitting the streets for South Korea's Gay Pride ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019 05:30

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the U.S. Department of State in response to Judge Roselyn Aburili ... Read More

Gains of LGBTQ rights in some Middle East and North Africa nations may be a game-changer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 17:05

Progress in recognizing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva may seem detached from the realities ... Read More

FITUR 2020 celebrates its 40th anniversary with its most professional and international edition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 15:19

The next edition of FITUR, organised by IFEMA, will take place at Feria de Madrid from the 22 to 26 January 2020, and is looking to once again become the ... Read More

Montreal Gay Village shines as LGBTQ and contemporary art beacon

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 18:15

Today, the Business Development Corporation (SDC) for the Montreal Village and the Ville-Marie borough, alongside Robert Beaudry, City Councilor for the Saint-Jacques District and member of the City of Montréal's ... Read More

Travel to Brunei is safe: No stoning to death for gay visitors may not apply to lesbians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 7, 2019 00:54

The Trump Administration refused to issue a travel advisory against Brunei, even though the country is in violation of international human rights still after the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei ... Read More

Orlando welcomes a host of LGBTQ events from May and into June for Pride Month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 19:55

Orlando, named the first-ever "City of the Year" by GayCites.com, promotes inclusivity with welcoming events, nightlife and activities. Orlando has also been named the world's top travel destination for summer ... Read More

Key West welcomes visitors to its annual island-wide Pride festivities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 18:06

Renowned for its “One Human Family” philosophy of unity and equality, Key West is to welcome visitors to its annual Pride festivities Wednesday through Sunday, June 5-9. Presented by the ... Read More

IGLTA honors ITB Berlin for its commitment to LGBT+ travel segment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019 16:00

The reward for promoting awareness and acceptance of the LGBT+ Community in the global tourism industry: at the Annual Global Convention, which will take place from 24 to 27 April ... Read More

Brussels welcomes 24th Edition of the Belgian Pride

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019 18:07

As in previous years, Brussels will celebrate the LGBTI+ community with the Belgian Pride, in May. The theme for this new edition is “intersectionality”. Belgian Pride Festival will take place ... Read More

Melbourne Gay Night Club shooting kills one, injures three

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 14, 2019 12:55

Melbourne and locals alike find Love Machine nightclub in Prahran to be a popular part of  Melbourne R&B and house music over 3 floors. This flashy gay and mixed nightclub ... Read More

The perplexing search for purplicious luggage and the perils of windmills

Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN Dr. Anton Anderssen - special to eTN- April 12, 2019 22:43

April is Stress Awareness Month, but it is also National Humor Month, so I thought I’d go out on a limb and talk about something that stresses a travel bargain’s ... Read More

Brunei hotel boycott growing: Hollywood steps in

editor editor- April 4, 2019 00:49

The list of Hollywood stars, musicians, athletes, and now even companies, expanding globally as well, is growing every day in support of a boycott of Brunei hotels owned by the ... Read More

Death for gay guests at Beverly Hills Hotel or Hotel Bel‑Air? Dorchester Collection issues a statement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 00:34

The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air are part of the Dorchester Collection group and upscale 5-star accommodation in Beverly Hills 2 miles from West Hollywood, known to be the Gayest ... Read More

misterb&b expands to LGBTQ hotels

editor editor- March 29, 2019 22:29

misterb&b, short-term rental marketplace dedicated to the Gay community, has launched a Wefunder campaign to give guests, hosts, and the public the opportunity to invest in the company to help ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation adds industry leaders from Google & Airbnb to its Board

editor editor- March 26, 2019 18:51

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation announced today that Dougal Mckenzie, Head of Industry, Travel, at Google, and Maria Cuba, Global Diversity Lead for Airbnb’s Experiences platform have been appointed ... Read More

PROUD Experiences exceeds expectations: Sold out

editor editor- March 11, 2019 21:43

Exhibit space for the second edition of PROUD Experiences has sold out more than 3 months ahead of the show, exceeding all expectations and marking a groundbreaking result that confirms ... Read More

IGLTA, Queer Destinations and Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism to promote LGBTQ+tourism in Mexico

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 21:28

Within the 53rd edition of the ITB international travel trade show in Berlin, Germany, the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) and Queer Destinations (QD) signed a Letter of Intent with ... Read More

Miami Beach welcomes LGBT travelers from around the globe all year long

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 00:30

Miami Beach is an award-winning LGBTQ destination filled with spirit and pride offering a multitude of experiences that cater to gay travelers from around the globe. From new, "hetero-friendly" hotels ... Read More

Record numbers of international LGBT+ travel industry exhibitors at ITB Berlin

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019 15:05

ITB’s LGBT+ segment features the world’s largest exhibition of tourism products for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and diverse identities of any show in the world: from 6 to 10 March ... Read More

Travel professionals take over Javits

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- March 2, 2019 21:04

If you happened to walk by the Javits Convention Center in January, you would have found thousands of travel professionals dashing to and from dozens of travel-related events. It started ... Read More

Portugal, Sweden, and Canada most LGBT-friendly travel countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 17:35

Thanks to legal improvements for trans- and intersex persons as well as anti-hate crime initiatives, Portugal for the first time managed to jump from 27th place to the top of ... Read More

Brazils changing LGBT policies may mean tourism increase for Argentina

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 3, 2019 20:41

Argentina and Brazil had always been competing. This is not only true for soccer, but also for tourism. Anti-LGBT policies in the making in Brazil may contribute to an even bigger ... Read More

Tourists ruining Ibiza’s famous Es Cavallet Beach with their rampant sex romps

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2019 17:30

Biologists and geologists are saying that randy tourists having sex on Ibiza’s most famous nudist beach are causing massive damage to the island’s protected sand dunes. Scientists have launched a ... Read More

Hotel Habana will be the largest Gay resort in the U.S. Southwest

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 28, 2019 02:23

The largest gay resort in the  U.S. Southwest has new owners. Los Angeles-based Alternatives Resorts has bought the 170-room Habana Inn in Oklahoma County. The property sold for $2.4 million. ... Read More

New York, Thailand, Portugal and the Basque Country land at FITUR GAY (LGBT+)

editor editor- January 26, 2019 02:07

The gay segment, which makes up more than 10% of tourists worldwide, is responsible for almost 16% of total travel expenditure. Read More

International LGBTQ+ Travel Association to honor Miami tourism pioneer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019 01:15

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) will present the Hanns Ebensten Hall of Fame Award to George Neary, a longtime advocate for LGBTQ+ tourism, during its 36th Annual Global Convention ... Read More

FITUR beats the record for participation in its most international edition yet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019 17:25

From 23 to 27 January, Madrid will once again become the focus of attention for the international tourism community with FITUR, the International Tourism Fair, organized by IFEMA. This year’s ... Read More

2019: The year of PROUD Experiences

editor editor- January 21, 2019 21:45

The debut of PROUD Experiences held in 2018 in London created the first b2b travel and lifestyle event for premium travel suppliers and buyers targeting the LGBTQ+ global community. Read More

Tulsi Gabbard US President in 2020? She told CNN but not her father

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2019 07:57

His daughter Tulsi Gabbard is running for president in 2020. Hawaii Senator Mike Gabbard is currently attending the Farm Bureau convention in New Orleans where President Trump will speak on Monday. ... Read More

Brazil president: I’d rather have a dead son than a gay son

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 4, 2019 06:08

Rio may no longer be a pink destination. How will the future of the traveling #LGBTQ world change if they took a stance against growing anti-gay leaders of Brazil? The ... Read More

Seychelles offers tourism for all – but needs to say it as we start 2019

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 31, 2018 05:22

Seychelles has a diverse tourism product which makes its strength and which has guaranteed its success. Seychelles offers tourism for all. Visiting journalists to the islands continue to raise this ... Read More