Results tagged “IGLTA”

As the temperatures rise in the nation's capital, Kimpton Hotels is inviting travelers to take advantage of some cool low rates and enjoy spectacular weekend savings with its “Red, White and BOOM!” promotion. Offered at Kimpton’s 12 LGBT-friendly hotels in Washington, Virginia and Maryland, the promotion provides a discount of 10 percent off one-night stays, 15 percent off two-night stays, and 20 ... [Read]

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is in the final phases of a $12 million guestrooms renovation that is scheduled for completion in time for hosting Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend, Jan. 11 to 14. Honoring its 42nd year, MAL is a meeting of LGBT leather enthusiasts.  A member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association and a gay-friendly TAG Approved property, Hyatt ... [Read]

Expedia praised for gay-positive video

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
October 25, 2012 10:28 AM |
The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association is commending Expedia, one of the world's largest online travel booking companies, for its release of an LGBT-positive video. Charlie Rounds, chair of the IGLTA Foundation, said in a statement today that the video beautifully expresses the journey that millions of American families have traveled over the last few decades.  Adding, it is because ... [Read]

Everyone loves a nice package, and the historic Art Deco Beacon Hotel South Beach offers multiple promotional packages. Among hotel's getaways for couples is the "Amour Package" that comes with an ocean front room, bottle of bubbly and chocolates. For it's "Girls Weekend," guests can get up to 15% off when booking multiple rooms.   With 73 beautiful rooms and two VIP suites, the ... [Read]

Just days after being elected to the board of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, Pablo De Luca [pictured] is being accused of intellectual property theft.  Ian Johnson, founder and principal consultant of Out Now Consulting, today posted a lengthy entry on his company's blog outlining his allegations against De Luca as well as concerns that IGLTA has failed to uphold ... [Read]

Grindr, an all-male geo-social network app, yesterday announced the winners of its inaugural Grindr Gay Travel Awards, in conjunction with its attendance at the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association conference in Florianopolis, Brazil. Grindr polled its global network of 3.5 million users in 192 countries to determine the winners for the Grindr Gay Travel Awards.  With votes from all over ... [Read]

American Airlines today announced that its popular gay web portal,, is now accessible in two additional languages: Portuguese and Spanish. In 2006, American Airlines was among the world’s first airlines to design an website to serve LGBT travelers. The added languages are intended to connect American with more of its customers throughout the Western Hemisphere and beyond. All three language ... [Read]

As the 2012 gay pride travel season begins, Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced yesterday the launch of its “Stay Hilton. Go Out.” package that is specially designed for gay travelers and their friends. The package is part of a wider campaign that includes sponsorship of major LGBT events and a sweepstakes offering travelers a chance to win a VIP experience at ... [Read]

Gay Days Orlando is booking fast

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
March 29, 2012 5:15 PM |
Mickey, Donald, Goofy and the whole Disney gang will be waiting for you at Gay Days Orlando 2012, but you might not be so lucking with a room. This year's Gay Days, May 29 to June 4, is expected to attract 150,000 participants. And rooms at the host hotel, the recently remodeled Doubletree by Hilton Orlando At SeaWorld (formerly the Doubletree Resort Orlando ... [Read]

Jupiter Hotel keeps its queer

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
March 19, 2012 8:21 AM |
Gay travelers to Portland, Oregon can find a welcoming home at the Jupiter Hotel. Through Dec. 30, 2012 the urban boutique hotel is offering a "Keep Portland Queer" room package. The gay-friendly package includes: Complimentary issues of Out City magazine and PQ Monthly, local LGBT publications $10 gift certificate to Fantasy for Adults Only Bottle of Barefoot Wine’s Bubbly Pink ... [Read]

(Re)Discover South Beach's Delano

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
February 10, 2012 8:00 AM |
Image via Wikipedia For travelers who know Miami's Delano, they know it has been one of South Beach's most stylish and decadent hotels for more than half a century. For those who have never been, it is not to be missed. Built in 1947 and updated throughout the years, the towering art deco Delano is located directly on the beach.  Famed ... [Read]

The Hyatt Regency Crystal City announced that it will celebrate its 30th birthday on Feb. 11, 2012 by sharing a special gift with its guests. For a limited time, guests can enjoy 30% off room rates plus 30% discount on food and beverage. The “30 for 30" promotion is valid Feb. 7 through Feb. 29, 2012 for stays booked by ... [Read]

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced its 2012 Travelers' Choice best hotel winners. Among the various winners are many LGBT-friendly properties. The 10th annual awards recognizes properties in the U.S. and around the world, in addition to winners in the categories of Luxury, Bargain, Service, B&Bs and Inns, All-Inclusive, Spa, and Trendiest.  In total, 3,943 properties have been recognized this ... [Read]

Gay travel gets global spotlight

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
January 23, 2012 10:35 AM |
The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association announced last week that the United Nations World Tourism Organization unveiled its first report on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) tourism during FITUR, Spain’s leading international tourism trade fair. Created in partnership with the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, the inaugural 40-page “Global Report on LGBT Tourism” includes case studies and commentaries ... [Read]

As June is LGBT Pride Month, many hotels are offering promotions to attract gay travelers. Here are two offers that were shared with Metro Weekly: Key West, Florida Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa is offering a warm welcome for everyone to come and be part of Key West's “One Human Family” in honor of the annual Pride Festival taking ... [Read]