Gay Travel News This Week: June 4, 2014
Welcome to the new weekly round-up of gay travel news. All stories & commentary has been hand-picked by My Gay Travel Guide’s editor, Adam Groffman.
This week started off strong in the gay travel world thanks to a hefty exposé from The New York Times on the evolving world of gay travel. This isn’t your grandfather’s world anymore! Also making headlines this week is a favorite hotel brand of mine, Marriott. A new social media & marketing campaign called #LoveTravels was launched this week featuring prominent LGBT celebrities.
Marriott’s new #LoveTravels Campaign
Marriott’s new campaign #LoveTravels aims to reach the lucrative LGBT market with a campaign featuring beautiful photography. Images and videos along with personal stories are accessible on their LGBT microsite, http://lovetravels.marriott.com which also features photos uploaded by users. Hotels are increasingly marketing to the LGBT market and this campaign by Marriott looks to be well done.
Read more: #LoveTravels on Marriott.com
NYTimes: The Evolving World of Gay Travel
This past week the NYT published four full stories about gay travel. Speaking with longtime influencers in the gay travel world, including print editors and LGBT marketers, the series of articles sheds a light on what gay travel is like today. I was particularly interested to read about the more atypical gay destinations highlighted online, including Hawaii’s big island, Pittsburgh and a small town in Arkansas.
Read More: Evolving World of Gay Travel
WTTC Launches Instagram Campaign to Promote the Tourism Industry
Members of the Travel & Tourism industry in the U.S. are being asked to participate in a new World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) campaign to promote why they love working in Travel & Tourism. Short videos from industry insiders are being shared on the @WTandTC Instagram page.
The campaign comes on the back of new research from WTTC, which shows that the travel and tourism industry has opportunities for job creation, improving youth unemployment and gender inequality issues faced by countries across the world. Those findings showed that the industry employs a higher proportion of young people and women compared with the global workforce as a whole. If you’re not familiar with the WTTC, get on over to their website and get inspired by the work they’re doing to promote tourism as an industry.
Read more: WTTC.org