by admin 5 March 2012
Gay&Lesbian travel is visible at ITB Berlin since 2003 but it became one of the established ITB segments in 2010.
In the meantime, the Gay & Lesbian Travel Pavilion is becoming an increasingly important landmark. Thus at ITB Berlin 2012 more than a dozen exhibitors will be presenting the latest trends and products in this market on a record display area covering 200 square metres in Hall 2.1a.
In 2012, in addition to the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), which with its rainbow-coloured columns will form the central part of the pavilion, there will also be numerous new exhibitors at the show.
For the first time the Brazilian Tourist Board Embratur is represented in the Gay & Lesbian Travel section with its own stand, as is the tour operator Dertour, which at ITB Berlin is also presenting the first edition of its Gay Travel catalogue. Exhibitors from Greece, Mexico, Portugal and Poland will be celebrating their debut this year. Tom OnTour, Spartacus and the publisher Jackwerth Verlag will once again be participating, as well as the Argentina Gay&Lesbian Chamber of Commerce that will be presenting “Queer Tango” on their stand on ITB Saturday.
source: official ITB website
by Roy Heale 2 November 2011
I was born, raised and educated in London, England but spent the next forty years living in Canada. Four years ago I decided to relocate to Buenos Aires, Argentina for my semi-retirement days.
My work experience has been in all levels of advertising, marketing, public relations, and publishing. I was the Founder and Publisher of Outlooks Magazine in Canada for over twelve years and owned a marketing agency called SuperMarketing for twenty-seven years. I also spent four years as the Promotion Manager of an independent television station in Canada.
I am now based in Buenos Aires and occupy myself as a freelance travel journalist for magazines and websites. I am an active member of the International Travel Writers Association, IGLTA, and Travelwriters.com, with my stories published around the globe. Also, I am a founding Director of the Argentina Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Ambassador for Pink Point Buenos Aires.
I truly enjoy traveling South America, sharing my experiences with readers and the time spent in my new home town of Buenos Aires.
by Don Church and Tony Schillaci 9 September 2011
During the recent power outage and destruction reeked upon Connecticut by Hurricane Irene, many victims of the storm – without water or electricity- took refuge at the Mohegan Sun Casino Hotel. The resort destination continued to function with its own generators even at the height of Irene’s chaos.
Judging by the level of camaraderie in the hotel lobby, elevators, and restaurant lines, the scene at the Mohegan Sun Resort seemed more on par with cruise ship friendliness and revelry than with orphans-of-the-storm gloom.
A long line of hungry and chatty locals and out-of-stators waiting for table space at the newly refurbished “Seasons Buffet” was reminiscent of the crowds anticipating the midnight buffet on a Carnival fun-ship cruise. While idling on line, casino guests could view digital screens showing the fare at the various stations on the buffet line: stir-fry dishes, egg rolls, St. Louis ribs, fried shrimp, prime rib au jus, salads, pastas, and deserts galore.