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  • 14th June 2008

    We’re a nation of “binge holiday makers”

    We can't stop going away

    10:58 AM — Gone are the days when one holiday was enough to keep us going throughout the year and give us something to look forward to. Now most of us prefer to take multiple short breaks as opposed to one big break and are rapidly become a nation of "binge holiday-makers".

  • 10th June 2008

    Travel: Are you brave enough to be haunted?

    Fancy some haunted house fun?

    8:37 PM — For most people the thought of unwanted ghostly visitors lurking in their hotel would send a shiver down the spine, but for others its half the fun. If cold spots, mysterious noises and ghoulish sights are your idea of the perfect holiday accommodation then a haunted break could make the ideal getaway.

  • Travel: Fancy trying a hostel? 1

    Hostels can be a great fun

    8:31 PM — When thinking of where to stay on your summer holiday, a hostel might not be top of your list. Once thought of as crime-ridden, dirty squalid housing for students and vagabonds, hostels are now considered economical and more sociable alternatives to big chain hotels and resorts.

  • Travel: Turkish delights

    Travel to Turkey?

    8:23 PM — Fancy a break that offers more than a week in an average hotel or a whirlwind city guidebook tour of your destination? If you’re looking for a holiday that’s far from the madding crowd or something with a slightly different twist, then travel company Journey Anatolia might just have the ideal options for you.

  • Travel: Indiana Jones style Latin America

    Indiana Jones style travel

    8:12 PM — As heroic adventurer Indiana Jones gets set to return to the silver screen this year in the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull you might be left wishing you could have an adventure of your own.

  • 7th June 2008

    COMMENT: My holiday in Iran challenged perceptions 23

    The young have no money or a visa to travel abroad to further their studies

    12:14 AM — I spent ages researching into Iran, trying to dispel all these notions that it is a dangerous place to visit. I knew it wasn’t, and I was right.

  • 3rd June 2008

    Advice for gays considering a holiday in the Gambia – try Greece 9

    Gambia is fast becoming a popular holiday destination - photo:altweibersommer@flickr.com

    8:16 PM — Gambia is fast becoming a popular holiday destination among British holiday goers. Log onto any large travel agency website and it won't be long before your blitzed with deals.

  • UK updates travel advice for the Gambia 1

    Britain provides development assistance to The Gambia

    4:55 PM — British tourists in the Gambia are being advised that the government there is "actively enforcing" laws against gay people.

  • Fears for tourists in Gambia as two men held on “gay” charges

    Two EU nationals were arrested on Friday

    10:49 AM — Two Spanish men have been taken into custody by police in the Gambia after being accused of trying to solicit sex from male taxi drivers.

  • 26th May 2008

    Biggest Pride in the world draws in millions

    Sao Paulo pride (taken 2004)

    8:59 PM — The world's largest gay pride parade took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday with millions of people peacefully gathering to celebrate gay rights. But the event also creates thousands of jobs.

  • 13th May 2008

    Eurovision’s gay fans advised to be discreet while in Serbia 3

    The guide recommends two venues in Belgrade

    5:44 PM — Use common sense and appropriate discretion in public. That is the advice from gay groups and the British Embassy in Belgrade to gay people planning to visit the city for the Eurovision Song Contest.

  • 9th May 2008

    Gay London advert wins travel award

    London is home to the largest gay and lesbian population in Europe

    10:52 AM — 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. The awards were voted for by the membership of IGLTA.

  • 7th May 2008

    Apology for gay man detained for kissing boyfriend 3

    The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory

    1:18 PM — 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.

  • 25th April 2008

    Travel: Orangutan adventure in Borneo

    11:34 PM — 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.

  • Eurovision organisers meet with Serbian police to guarantee LGBT safety 3

    A record number of 43 countries will be represented at the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest

    4:29 PM — Organisers from the Eurovision song contest have met with Serbian police officials to discuss the possibility of homophobic violence at this years event.

  • 4th April 2008

    MEP’s campaign against US policy on HIV travellers 6

    Baroness Ludford has called for action to use this opportunity to get genuine equality for all EU citizens.

    5:40 PM — 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.

  • 1st April 2008

    Start your engines for the gay rally across Europe 1

    The rally covers some 2300 miles across Europe and starts in Brighton. photo: joeshabotlik@flickr.com

    6:15 PM — 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.

  • 7th March 2008

    Lesbian and gay hotel brand launched 1

    Attitude Hotels is launching with more than twenty-five hotels in Europe and the US. photo: ilovebutter@flickr.com

    1:15 PM — 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.

  • 27th February 2008

    Straight-friendly destinations – the new trend in gay travel

    Destinations that have already established a gay-friendly image are increasingly putting their bets on explicitly gay and lesbian events.

    12:30 PM — 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. The magic word is straight-friendly," said Robert Kastl, Managing Director of Publicom GmbH, the organisers of the Pavilion.

  • 12th February 2008

    New gay travel portal launched

    www.gaypedia.com, kick-starts its campaign on Valentines Day.

    2:10 PM — 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.

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