#GayTravel Analysis for 2017, in preparation for #IGLTA2017

#GayTravel Analysis for 2017, in preparation for #IGLTA2017


In preparation for the upcoming IGLTA Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida coming up May 4-6, we wanted to do an up-to-date analysis of the top hashtag used for LGBT travel, which is still #GayTravel.

AllOutVacations.com - 2017 Bearibbean Cruise

AllOutVacations.com - 2017 Bearibbean Cruise


Join the Bears of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Dallas on a exotic 7 day cruise out of the exciting Port of Galveston Texas. We will hit many exotic places such as Cozumel Mexico, George Town Grand Cayman, the Royal Caribbean owned port of Falmouth Jamaica, before heading back to our home port of Galveston. Soak in the Caribbean sun, lounge by the pools, and just have a cocktail while on the beach or sailing on a boat.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Join in as your hosts the Bears of Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, and Dallas present a fund raiser for their community work. Every stateroom sold, Cruise Planners-All Out Vacations will donate a portion of the proceeds back to these Bear chapters of the west coast. Not just BEARS are invited. We had many different people and all are welcomed and embraced by this group. Special Activities planned for 2017 Bears Caribbean cruise.

Region's first LGBT scholarship fund to honor Pulse victims

Region's first LGBT scholarship fund to honor Pulse victims


Barry Miller, an Orlando attorney, businessman and patron of the arts, is leading a drive to raise $1 million for a scholarship fund honoring the 49 whose lives were cut short.

IGLTA Foundation Announces 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipients

IGLTA Foundation Announces 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipients


Global LGBTQ travel organization welcomes the next generation of tourism professionals to St. Petersburg, Florida


Matt Skallerud's insight:

The IGLTA Foundation recently selected the recipients for its fifth annual Building Bridges Scholarships, who will receive an all-expenses-paid trip and conference registration for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida, 4-6 May.

Explore the arts in St. Pete! #IGLTA2017

Explore the arts in St. Pete! #IGLTA2017


tOpening Night at The Dali Museum & Mahaffey Theate


Matt Skallerud's insight:

The evening networking begins at The Dali Museum, the largest collection of the surrealist painter's works outside of his native Spain. Attendees will have a chance to view the collection and enjoy cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres before moving to the neighboring Mahaffey Theater, the city's waterfront performing arts venue, for more food and drinks plus live music.

 

Attendees of this year's fundraising event to benefit the IGLTA Foundation are in for a special treat. Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres alongside the astonishing collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique glasswork. The Chihuly Collection is the first installation of his art in a building designed specifically for that purpose. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Foundation's efforts to inspire the next generation of LGBTQ travel professionals through education, research and leadership development.

Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund internet videos to support LGBT state candidates; pushes gun issues

Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund internet videos to support LGBT state candidates; pushes gun issues


The national Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund is going up with digital video commercials in Florida to support several gay candidates for Florida House seats and attack their Republican opponents for voting with the gun lobby.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

The 30-second commercials begin by pegging onto the June 12 mass murder at Orlando’s popular gay nightclub Pulse, saying “it happened right here” in Orlando or in Florida, depending on the spot. In that massacre, gay-hating, ISIS-pledging madman Omar Mateen shot and killed 49 people and wounded 53 others before he was killed by law enforcement storming the nightclub.