Troy Petenbrink: June 2012 Archives

With the launch today of Fagabond, gay travelers have a new online tool to help them plan and book their next trip.  Ongoing research by San Francisco-based Community Marketing, a marketing firm that specializes in gay travel, shows th

Halifax, the historic capital of Canada's Nova Scotia province, is a quintessential Maritime city. It is also a very welcoming destination for gay travelers. From July 20 to 29, Halifax Pride celebrates its 25th anniversary. The larges

While premiering its new name, Capitol Hill Hotel, formerly known as Capitol Hill Suites, has also announced the completion of the first phase of a $3.7 million renovation. “Our new name reflects the more upscale product now offe

Destination: Las Vegas

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
June 20, 2012 11:46 AM |
Las Vegas is the land of big casino resorts, amazing eats and decadent nightlife. It is also ranked as one of the top destinations for gay travelers. The inaugural Gay Days Las Vegas will hit the Las Vegas Strip September 4 to 10 and Gay Ve

American heroes, Hollywood stars and hundreds of anxious passengers joined together yesterday to celebrate American Airlines’ inaugural nonstop service between Washington National Airport (DCA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Key West: Pride in paradise

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
June 13, 2012 11:00 AM |
Rainbow flags appeared to be flying from nearly every building in Key West in recognition of the city's annual gay pride celebration. Thousands of visitors from across the U.S. and around the world joined with the local community for Key West Pride 2

West Hollywood: The sound of music

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
June 12, 2012 10:00 AM |
On August 25, 1970, Elton John performed his first show in the United State at West Hollywood's Troubadour club. John was introduced by "Troub" regular Neil Diamond. John and Diamond are just two of the multitude of musicians who

Marriott International announced on Thursday the start of a new marketing campaign aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers, friends and families – "Be You, With Us."The "Be You, With Us" campaign launches in cel

It looked like a scene from "The Artist" as more than 150 guests dressed in black and white clothes crowded the Clear Space Theatre Sunday for a cocktail reception and a chance to snag some great art. The Black & White Beach Ball 2

Atlantic City is betting $20 million dollars on a rebranding campaign in an effort to attract more visitors. With surround states now offering gaming, the economic slump and its reputation for high crime, Atlantic City has seen a decline in tourism i

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