Travel Expert

18 07 2019

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 2.57.38 PMEd Salvato is an LGBTQ+ travel expert, published author, instructor at NYT Tisch School and Temple and chief content officer of ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine and HospitableMe (strategy, content marketing & LGBTQ education & training). Read his bio. Post comments below or send email. SCROLL DOWN FOR THE LATEST POSTS, STORIES & PIX. 





I’ve been quoted 7 times in one week. (Must be Gay Pride Month!)

25 06 2019

Ed Salvato speaking about LGBTQ hospitality training at Proud Experiences London May 2018You know how you can tell it’s LGBTQ Pride month? I was quoted in seven pieces in one week. I am quoted frequently but I wish publications would cover LGBTQ travel the OTHER 11 months of the year. Well, at least they focus on us in June.

Fox40Best places to travel to for pride

TravelPulse: This two-part article quotes us extensively and covers the topic of LGBTQ travelers in the luxury market space plus a follow-up piece on our #PrideTravel Twitter Chat in June 2019.

AARP:

LifeHacker.com: This piece looks at the topic of LGBTQ travel safety





THIS EVENT HAS ENDED #PrideTravel 🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+ travel safety Twitter chat, Thursday, Jun 13, 2pm EST Please join!

12 06 2019
This event is over.

Thank you to all that participated. This chat about the timely and important topic of LGBTQ travel safety usually generates over 50 million impressions and reached nearly 5 million accounts.

Missed it? Read all the great Tweets here! (It’s an on-the-fly FAQ of LGBTQ travel safety!)
Please join our annual #PrideTravel safety Twitter chat this Thursday, June 13 at 2pm EST.
#PrideTravel safety Twitter chat
This is a unique opportunity to reach a vast, receptive queer audience with your messages of inclusion (as well as your LGBTQ product offering). Last year we generated 46 million impressions and reached nearly 4.6 million accounts. With World Pride around the corner, this chat promises to be the biggest and best yet.
I’m passionate about LGBTQ+ travel safety and rely on partners to raise awareness of this important issue. I’d really appreciate your participation. We published the foremost guide to LGBTQ travel safety. Download it here for free.
How to participate:
  • Use the accompanying graphic to promote the chat via your networks and platforms
  • On Thursday, June 13 at 2pm log in to Twitter and join in!
    • Be sure to include A1, A2, A3 etc in your response so we know which question you are answering.
    • ALWAYS use #PrideTravel in every tweet so participants can see your response.
  • If you’re traveling or in an incompatible time zone, please consider pre-scheduling your responses.
    • Please direct message me to receive the questions.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to “seeing” you on Twitter Thursday!




Bottoms Up! Gay Wine Weekend in Sonoma is Coming Soon 🍷🏳️‍🌈

16 05 2019
Gay wine weekend Sonomoa 2019 and in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Called “One of the best events of the summer season,” Gay Wine Weekend takes over Sonoma Valley from July 18-21 for a 3+ day celebration of food and wine in Northern California’s Sonoma Valley!

Tell me more about Gay Wine Weekend!

Celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP receptions, wine Gay wine weekend Sonomoa 2019 and in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineexcursions, a drag queen brunch, wine auction and pool party in one of the most famous wine destinations in the world.

VIP All Access Passes Available and/or individual event passes.

The hosts of this super fun event look forward to meeting you Out In The Vineyard of “our” Wine Country!





Can we hold hands here? LGBTQ travel safety today

27 03 2019
Check out my article “Can we hold hands here?” on LGBTQ travel safety in the cool new publication Strangers Guide!
Check out my article “Can we hold hands here” on LGBTQ travel safety in the cool new publication Strangers Guide!

“For just about anyone in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) community like myself, the ad may have gotten our attention, especially in the dead of winter in New York City, but the decision to visit is much more complex. Will my partner and I be welcome? Can we hold hands or even just sit together on the beach without attracting unwanted attention? Would we be subject to judgment, eye-rolling, harassment or worse?” Read more!





I’m on the beta team for the TripAdvisor launch

13 11 2018

Follow me on the new TripAdvisor experience launched today at EdSalvatoI’ve been working with the TripAdvisor launch team of its new experience and I can finally share it with you! Follow me on TripAdvisor at @EdSalvato to see what I’ve added to my profile so far!

Planning a trip? Take me with you! I am now on TripAdvisor, sharing top travel advice, ideas and more.

Exciting news: You can now find all of my travel tips on TripAdvisor! Follow my profile to keep up with my adventures — and get inspired to start an adventure all your own.

The TripAdvisor launch is scheduled for today!

 





CheckOut: Yotel Boston

4 10 2018

Boston’s seaport is the city’s hot new neighborhood, and YOTEL Boston is at the heart of it. Built on a platform of design and technology and inspired by first-class airline suites, Yotel delivers modern luxury in compact “cabins” whose ingenious use of space offers everything you need, at remarkably affordable prices. It’s a perfect match for the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and artistic endeavor that characterize the neighborhood. This CheckOut was originally published in ManAboutWorld’s summer issue and republished here. 

Location

Located between the beautiful waterfront and the historic Fort Point District, the seaport integrates repurposed 100-year old warehouses with modern architecture to create a vibrant, exciting new neighborhood that is home to some of the city’s best dining, shopping and art. The hotel is built atop the Courthouse Station of the Silver Line  — a free 15-minute transit from Logan Airport. And many important locations are within walking distance: Boston’s South Station, serviced by Amtrak and Bolt Bus is a 10-minute walk. The Convention Center is about 12 minutes and the Institute of Contemporary Art is six minutes away, as is the Boston Harbor Ferry to Provincetown (The Bay State ferry is 15 minutes away). The gay bars of the South End are a best accessed by Lyft — a 10- to 15-minute ride depending on traffic.

Room/Bathroom

YOTEL’s cabins start at 154 sqft — about the size of a standard cruise cabin but filled with savvy design features that make it feel much more spacious and luxurious. At the heart of the room is the adjustable SmartBed – like a cross between a futon, a luxury mattress, and a lie-flat airline seat. It slides from a couch-like reclining position to a queen size bed with the touch of a button. Set it to the perfect angle for lounging, and lay it flat for sleeping. Like a yacht, space is maximized with built-in furniture and storage solutions. Plenty of room is left for the bathroom, including a rainfall shower that could easily fit two, and stocked with premium amenities. If you require more space, upgrade to a Premium Queen Plus at 201 square feet or a First King at 318 square feet. If you’re really feeling royal, there’s a VIP suite with 487 square feet of space and a stunning 180º view of the city and harbor.

Amenities

Technology is at the heart of everything YOTEL, and while the “Mission Control” staff is always available to help you, check-Boston Yotel in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazinein/check-out is handled  primarily by App and Kiosk; and emergency supplies or extra towels are delivered by YO2D2, the house robot! A Club Lounge on the ground floor and Sky Lounge Rooftop and Terrace offer casual dining, drinks and comfortable indoor/outdoor places to relax or work. The gym is open 24/7, and features free weights and  cardio machines. A guided meditation is offered every Tuesday morning, and the wifi is free and fast.

Gay factor

We wouldn’t stereotype you by saying that the design, style and technology were clearly designed with gay travelers in mind, but YOTEL’s modern stance is perfectly suited for us, and we’re betting you too. It’s a bit farther than our old haunts from the (not-quite-so-gay-anymore) South End, but we’d rather be close to all the new excitement of the seaport, and we’re betting you would too.

Rates

Rates in Boston can be shockingly high when conventions roll into town, but figure a Queen Premium cabin is around $160 in the dead of winter, typically closer to $250-350, and as high as $550 (when a generic Hilton room might be $700). Save 10-15% and earn Flying Blue or Flying Club miles when you join Club@Yotel for free.

Ready to go

For rates and reservations at YOTEL Boston, visit the website.  

About the CheckOut

ManAboutWorld highlights properties we have recently and personally stayed at, and is editorial, not advertorial. Like virtually all travel publications, we sometimes accept discounted and sponsored travel, but ManAboutWorld is beholden to no one but you. Our recommendations are based solely on the experience and opinions of our editorial team and trusted network, putting our readers’ interests above all. If you ever have an issue with anything we recommend, please  let us know. We always have your back, and your travel satisfaction in mind. Read our full disclosure.








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