26 May 2008
Biggest Pride in the world draws in millions
The world's largest gay pride parade took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday with millions of people peacefully gathering to celebrate gay rights.
13 May 2008
Eurovision’s gay fans advised to be discreet while in Serbia
Use common sense and appropriate discretion in public.
9 May 2008
Gay London advert wins travel award
The official visitor organisation for London is celebrating today after it won twice at the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association Awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
7 May 2008
Apology for gay man detained for kissing boyfriend
The Director of Tourism on the Cayman Islands has apologised to an American visitor who was targeted and held by police for kissing his boyfriend in public.
25 April 2008
Travel: Orangutan adventure in Borneo
If you're an avid nature lover and a travel enthusiast then why not combine your passions for the trip of a lifetime? If exploring the depths of Borneo's rainforest while enjoying the spectacular wildlife on offer sounds like your idea of the perfect holiday then a trip to Southeast Asia could be just what you're looking for.
25 April 2008
Eurovision organisers meet with Serbian police to guarantee LGBT safety
Organisers from the Eurovision song contest have met with Serbian police officials to discuss the possibility of homophobic violence at this years event.
4 April 2008
MEP’s campaign against US policy on HIV travellers
Liberal Democrat MEP Baroness Sarah Ludford has launched an online campaign to end an American policy which effectively bars HIV positive people from entering the country.Under current US immigration law, any foreign national who tests positive for HIV is "inadmissible," meaning he is barred from permanent residence and even short-term travel in the United States.There are waivers available to this rule, but obtaining them has always been difficult.
1 April 2008
Start your engines for the gay rally across Europe
A two thousand mile motor rally celebrating gay diversity will kick off in late June, the first race of its kind.The inaugural Rainbow Rampage takes place from June 28th to July 4th, is a twist on a traditional motor rally and more akin to a giant gay road trip.The rally downplays the racing aspect and is designed more to celebrate the cities that stretch along the race's route, some 2300 miles across Europe.
7 March 2008
Lesbian and gay hotel brand launched
A new concept in travel for lesbian, gay and bisexual people has been launched at the International Tourism Fair in Berlin.Attitude Hotels claims to be a unique selection of hotels, Inns and BBs "created, designed and developed to satisfy, in particular, gay and lesbian travellers."Community Marketing, a company that specialises in gay and lesbian marketing, estimates the value of American market alone was $65 billion (£32.4bn) in 2007.
27 February 2008
Straight-friendly destinations – the new trend in gay travel
Travel experts at the Gay Lesbian Travel Pavilion at the world's largest tourism fair have said the a new niche market for heterosexuals has emerged."Apart from gay and lesbian cruises, we have noticed a clear rise in hotels and resorts that are not only gay-friendly but targeted mainly towards gay men."Straight people are, in most cases, allowed to stay, too.
12 February 2008
New gay travel portal launched
A new online travel information and social networking portal launches this week with the aim of becoming the largest database of destinations, venues and events specifically designed for the gay and lesbian community.gaypedia.com provides top five destinations, venues and events; review, rating and blogging capabilities alongside member profiling and social networking tools.It is a user-generated and editorially produced travel information website that allows gays and lesbians to search for venues.
22 January 2008
A weekend break in Barcelona that helps Stonewall
Gay rights organisation Stonewall is inviting gay people and their friends to an event that is certain to put the fun back into fundraising.The Barcelona Equality Walk, from 11th to 13th July is a weekend full of sightseeing, meeting new people and raising money for Stonewall's work fighting homophobia in schools.Last year's walk in Barcelona raised more than £50,000 and Stonewall hope that this year's event will be as popular.
6 December 2007
No ban on gay cruises to Grenada
Authorities on Grenada will not ban cruises for gay people from their shores.Tourism Minister Clarice Modeste-Curwen yesterday complained that some hotel bookings on the island have been cancelled because of news reports that such a ban was being considered.The tiny island nation, which has a population of 103,000, gained independence from the UK in 1974.
6 December 2007
Report reveals regulations for HIV+ travellers
The European AIDS Treatment Group has published the 2007 Quick reference: travel and residence regulations for people living with HIV and AIDS.The publication, at its sixth edition, updates the information about all the requirements and regulations in every country for travellers living with AIDS.It is designed to help people working in AIDS organisations and contains some of the most recent requirements adopted in several countries.
6 December 2007
New York City targets gay tourist dollars
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is betting big on the future of tourism in the Big Apple and he is clearly hoping that the gay community will play a significant part in the realisation of his vision.According to various published reports, the City of New York has just launched a $30 (£14.8m) million queer tourism campaign, which officially began with Out magazine's recent Out 100 issue.According to GFN.com, in October, the 11th Annual Gay Lesbian Travel Survey ranked the Big Apple as the No.
8 November 2007
Travel: Eurostar is a gateway to Ghent
From next week, trains will travel from London to Brussels in under two hours.
5 November 2007
Can Singapore Airlines really ban the mile high club?
All the elements are there for those who have been dying to enter the "mile-high-club" in style, but Singapore Airlines has put the kibosh on any plans randy passengers might have for raunchy trysts at 35,000 feet aboard its new A380 superjumbo jets.Though their new A380 offers private first class suites featuring the world's first airborne full-sized beds, Singapore Airlines has made it clear that inflight sexual relations in the new luxurious cabins are not welcome."All we ask of customers, wherever they are on our aircraft, is to observe standards that don't cause offence to other customers and crew," the airline told Reuters in a statement.
30 October 2007
Travel: Take the train to medieval Flanders
From next month Eurostar will transport travellers to northern Europe in record time from their new terminal at London's St Pancras station.Taking the train through the Channel Tunnel has become commonplace in recent years, but there is more to see than just Paris and Brussels.Belgium boasts a range of attractive destinations, prime among them the beautifully preserved medieval city of Bruges.
23 October 2007
London best for gay travellers
London has been named as the best international holiday destination by American gay and lesbian travellers.In an online survey of more than 7,500 lesbian and gay travellers in the USA, more than 8% had visited London in the past 12 months, placing the city ahead of Paris and Rome - the only other European destinations to make the top 10.Tom Wright, chief executive of VisitBritain, welcomed the result.
23 September 2007
Travel: The awesome Panama Canal
Few journeys through the engineering history books are as impressive or beautiful as a trip down the "eighth wonder of the engineering world - the Panama Canal.Linking the mighty Atlantic and Pacific oceans took over three centuries of work by two nations.