Tag Archives: gay tourism

Germany Pitches For LGBT Tourism

Germany’s National Tourism Office has launched a new website in support of LGBT tourism. Via Gay Times: The country that gave us Adidas, Einstein and World Cup winning super-stud, Mario Gotze (move over Beckham) has now published the perfect resource to plan your next trip to Germany, and it’s all tailored exclusively with LGBT visitors in mind. That doesn’t mean …

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At Provincetown’s Carnival Week

From JMG reader Rob, who blogs here.

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Open Thread Thursday

Tell us about your favorite summer getaway.

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Philly’s Phillyosophy: More LGBT Tourism

Visit Philly has launched a new print and television campaign that reaches out to LGBT tourists. From the clip: “We love neighborhoods and gayborhoods.”

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Gay Cruise Company Boycotts Russia

From the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News: Tuesday night, Atlantis CEO Rich Campbell outlined the new cruises in store for 2014, including the return of the popular Baltic European cruise. This time, however, one port of call that had always been included in the past was pointedly excluded for the 2014 cruise: St. Petersburg, Russia. Campbell said that while …

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Press Release Of The Day

From the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau: It’s not the size of the city that matters, with Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Wilton Manors beating worldwide competition to be named “Gayborhood of the Year” in the 2013 ManAboutWorld Editors’ Choice Awards. At the same time, the destination was recently cited to be the city with the highest concentration of same-sex …

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I’m In Cleveland

I’m in Cleveland for four days as part of a press junket sponsored by Positively Cleveland, the marketing agency for the local convention and visitors bureau. We’re primarily here as part of Cleveland’s push for the Gay Games 2014, which runs next year from August 9th -16th and is expected to draw 11,000 athletes from around the world. There’s a …

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LAUNCHED: “Marry Me In Minneapolis”

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, seen above officiating at Minnesota’s first same-sex wedding, is in Chicago today to launch “Marry Me In Minneapolis,” a campaign that invites Illinoisans to visit his city for their gay marriages. Rybak’s message is that Chicagoans no longer have to make a long and expensive trip to the coasts to get married, just the six-hour drive …

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Philadelphia Promotes Gay Tourism

From the city’s Visit Philly tourism agency. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its award-winning Philadelphia – Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay® campaign, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) is set to release its second commercial geared toward the LGBT traveler. In 2004, GPTMC produced the first TV commercial by a U.S. destination for the LGBT …

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PROVINCETOWN: Man Found Dead Under Boatslip Resort’s Pool Deck

The Cape Cod Times reports: A man was found dead early this morning behind the Boatslip Resort, where state police and town detectives are investigating, Provincetown police said. Police were called shortly after 6:40 a.m. to the 161 Commercial St. hotel, after the body was discovered beneath the deck, said Provincetown police Sgt. Glenn Enos. The cause of death is …

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Gay Americans Promote Montreal Tourism

Tourisme Montreal has enlisted a number of well-known gay Americans to promote LGBT tourism. From yesterday’s Montreal Gazette: A parade of American celebrities and local vedettes filmed a video series of performances and interviews in Montreal this summer to help promote the city to gay travelers, in Tourisme Montreal’s new Do Your Thing In MTL video series. Olympic figure skater …

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Daddy Days Launch In Provincetown

Hot on the heels of long-running and wildly popular Bear Week comes Daddy Days, Provincetown’s first get together for older gay men. The event is sponsored, unsurprisingly, by the website DaddyHunt. Via press release: Gay social network Daddyhunt.com announced that it will kick off its first annual Provincetown Daddy Days this Saturday, August 10th. The week-long event will be a …

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Afternoon View – Fire Island Marina

I’m with Father Tony as the guests of the hamlet of Fire Island Pines for a weekend press junket. I’ll have more photos tomorrow and Sunday should the FSM provide me with reliable internet, something that Fire Island is notoriously short on.

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Evening View – From The Ferry

This is a big shout-out to the many JMG readers who introduced themselves at Provincetown’s Bear Week. It was great meeting and chatting with all of you! I was especially pleased to finally meet Maryland state Rep. Luke Clippinger, who tipped us with many updates during that state’s marriage battle.  Bear Week 2014, here we come!

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Morning View – PTown Record Shop

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Morning View – Bear Week Detritus

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Morning View – Provincetown City Hall

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Blowoff & Furball Go To P-Town

Two of my favorite parties will land in Provincetown during Bear Week 2013, which starts this weekend. Furball with DJ Corey Craig is Sunday, Blowoff with DJs Rich Morel and Bob Mould is Tuesday. Both parties at are the famed Boatslip, which doesn’t do advance tickets. Parties start and end early, as does everything in Provincetown.

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New App – iPtown

Just in time for Bear Week comes a new app from the Provincetown Tourism Office. Located on the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown, MA, has been on the leading edge ever since America was launched with the signing of the Mayflower Compact, and the town is now unveiling a smartphone app as unique as its one-of-a-kind reputation. For instance, it …

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State Department Advises LGBT Travelers

The State Department has posted a travel advisory for LGBT people planning trips to foreign countries.  The notice opens with this: Attitudes and tolerance toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons vary from country to country, just as they vary among U.S. cities and states. Most LGBT travelers encounter no problems while overseas, but it helps to be prepared …

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