#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.

'Gifts from Greece' Initiative at ITB to Woo LGBT Travelers

'Gifts from Greece' Initiative at ITB to Woo LGBT Travelers


A new project named "Gifts from Greece" has kicked off and involves a series of international promotional activities to draw in the LGBT crowd to Greece.

Visit Britain Aims To Attract LGBTQ Tourists

Visit Britain Aims To Attract LGBTQ Tourists


The "Love is GREAT" campaign will incorporate native content stories, videos, cross-platform banners and promotional units, as well as social syndication.

Tourism campaign touts Toronto’s diversity

Tourism campaign touts Toronto’s diversity


The views are different here in “Canada’s downtown,” proclaims a new campaign from Tourism Toronto.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Just released on Monday morning, the ad spot features ballet dancers riding the TTC, a kid flipping his bat like José Bautista, the vibrant energy of Chinatown, a Raptors game, a Drake concert and Pride weekend — all crammed in to just over a minute.

Vada guide to Hawaii - part 2 - where to eat, drink and party

Vada guide to Hawaii - part 2 - where to eat, drink and party


Vada’s three-part LGBT travel guide to Hawaii, in this second part we look at where to eat, drink and party on the islands of Oahu and on Maui.

Matthew Scott, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver

Matthew Scott, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver


Let Matthew Scott give you the insider's tips on where to eat, drink, party and play in one of the world's most livable cities, Vancouver.

The Heart and Soul Of Mexico City

The Heart and Soul Of Mexico City


In the center of Mexico City, below an angel, are the people of this divine capital celebrating death by embracing life. This is Dia de Los Muertos parade.

Beyond Proud, LGBT Toronto

Beyond Proud, LGBT Toronto


In April of this year, I joined ten US meeting and event planners for a three-day “Men About Town” experience organized by Tourism Toronto. It was my seventh excursion to Toronto since first visiting two decades ago, and most entertaining, and eye-opening, by far.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

My early ventures were of the in-out variety, and not the pleasurable kind, but as a dot.com “executive” somewhat at sea in the role. There were no real touches, just taxis, windowless meeting rooms, corporate hotels, and lobby bars, which did little to disprove Toronto’s then prevailing reputation as an Americanized, corporatized yawn. Or, as the late-actor Peter Ustinov once remarked, “Toronto is a kind of New York operated by the Swiss.”

Our Top 10 Things to Do in Gay Friendly Barcelona

Our Top 10 Things to Do in Gay Friendly Barcelona


Barcelona boasts a cosmopolitan & welcoming vibe for all types of travelers from every corner of the globe. Check out our favorite things to do in this cool

The Hornet Guide to Gay Washington, D.C.

The Hornet Guide to Gay Washington, D.C.


Even with the new administration in place, Washington, D.C., is still one of the gayest cities in the country. During the day, tourists flock to places like the Washington Monument and Dupont Circle (D.C.’s OG gayborhood) for sightseeing, and at night the city becomes a party town. With plenty of gay men to see and LGBT events to check out, gay Washington, D.C., is worthy of your next out-of-town trip.

My tales of San Francisco

My tales of San Francisco


I first fell in love with the idea of San Francisco while reading Armistead Maupin’s iconic Tales of the City series. Originally serialised in the San Francisco Chronicle, the first of the Tales of…

Travel Guide | Adelboden: A Classier Gay Ski Trip

Travel Guide | Adelboden: A Classier Gay Ski Trip


When the winter months arrive, and mini-breaks to beaches become an implausible option, then the best gay vacays to be had are hurtling down a mountain. Yes,

Your California Bucket List: Essential adventures and experiences in the Golden State

Your California Bucket List: Essential adventures and experiences in the Golden State


Drive and see California redwoods, walk beaches, hike parks, explore roadside attractions, historic sites. This list is for travelers, tourists, road-trippers.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

Including "Count rainbow flags in The Castro, San Francisco's LGBTQ HQ"

Asheville, NC – “Gay Capital of the South”

Asheville, NC – “Gay Capital of the South”


I had never heard of Asheville, North Carolina until about two months before we took the trip. "We" being myself and my partner, Gina, were planning our first vacation together. Our discovery of the city of Asheville came about in a pretty cliché manner: I googled something along the lines of "gay friendly vacation spots" and…