Travel Expert

13 03 2015

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 2.57.38 PMEd Salvato is editor in chief of ManAboutWorld, the world’s 1st gay travel magazine built for iPad. Get a FREE 3-month subscription here!  He’s also a recognized industry leader and noted global gay travel expert. Read his bio. Need travel advice? He loves answering your questions. Post a comment or send an email.

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In the March issue: Cruising, Dallas, San Francisco, Ft. Lauderdale + Davey Wavey’s West Hollywood

27 03 2015

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Ask a gay friend who’s never been on a cruise if he’d like to go on one, and he’ll probably decline.
I wouldn’t be caught dead on a cruise!

Then ask a friend who’s been on one and he’ll likely say it was the best vacation he’s ever had. In our experience, it’s pretty much blogbinary: The uninitiated would never go on a cruise, but once they do, they’re ready to book their next one by the third day. How could so many otherwise perceptive, bright and imaginative people be so wrong, and what on earth could produce this 180-degree turnaround?

In our current issue, (available now on iPad and Android tablet with our $1 trial subscription) we eradicate the myths of gay cruising and explore the adventure, romance, and life-changing friendships you’ll experience. We stocked the issue full of information, exhaustive research (including our survey of gay-friendliness among the cruise lines), inspiring tales, and answered all of your questions so you’ll be ready to cruise this summer. Read the rest of this entry »





I’m Speaking at NY Travel Fest April 18, 2015

26 03 2015
ManAboutWorld Editor-in-Chief, Ed Salvato

Don’t get between me and a mic!

I have been inivited to join the New York Travel Festival panel on April 18 to discuss “What Gay Travel Gets Right:What other niches can learn from LGBT marketing.” Moderated by Mark Chestnut, Ed will join Matt Skallerud to discuss what has made LGBT travel marketing strategies successful, how these tactics work for other niches in the travel industry, what tactics won’t work, or need to be adjusted for different audiences, and how niche travel marketing evolving.”

The festival organizers have offered us the following discounts:
  • ‘MAW15′ is $5 off of Weekend Traveler Ticket
  • ‘MAWIND’ is $25 off of Weekend Industry TicketTo purchase tickets, click here and enter the appropriate code.

 





Prague Pride Coming In August

25 03 2015
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On August 15, Prague will be dressed in rainbows and gays for its fifth Gay Pride event, proving again that it remains Eastern Europe’s most tolerant country, and one of the world’s most desired travel destination for gays.
“Prague Pride grew tremendously over the last five years,” said Czeslaw Walek, president of Prague
Pride. “From a small, local pride festival we became one of the most interesting and inspiring Pride festivals in Europe. As we are heading to our small anniversary, obviously we are preparing the festival which once again will be full of interesting guests, fabulous parties and mind blowing events.”
Performance for the week long event will include the London Gay Men’s Chorus, an appearance by Pride Village, and the Business Forum, which brings together interesting and inspiring guests from the business world.

Prague Gay Pride





Where Are All The Gays? New Report Has Some Answers

20 03 2015

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“Gay America, rather than being confined to a few places, spreads across every major region of the country,” says a new Gallup report, published today in The New York Times. Nationwide, Gallup says, 3.6 percent of adults consider themselves gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. And even the parts of the country outside the 50 biggest metropolitan areas have a gay population (about 3 percent) not so different from some big metropolitan areas. It’s a reflection in part of increasing tolerance and of social connections made possible by the Internet.”

 

Metropolitan areas with the highest rates of L.G.B.T. residents
San Francisco 6.2%
Portland, Ore. 5.4%
Austin, Tex. 5.3%
New Orleans 5.1%
Seattle 4.8%
Boston 4.8%
Salt Lake City 4.7%
Hartford 4.6%
Denver 4.6%
Los Angeles 4.6%
Louisville, Ky. 4.5%
Providence, R.I. 4.4%
Virginia Beach 4.4%
Columbus, Ohio 4.3%
Jacksonville 4.3%

 

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Welcome Heterosexuals!

19 03 2015
As seen in ManAboutWorld magazine, protests in Atlantia Georgia

GetEQUAL protests outside the domestic Delta terminal at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

The Georgia chapter of GetEQUAL, a grassroots LGBT empowerment organization, will be welcoming travelers outside the domestic Delta terminal at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport with a  sign that says “Welcome Heterosexuals,” demonstrating the impact of Georgia’s latest bill on its tourist industry. The Georgia State Assembly is about to pass House Bill 218 and Senate Bill 129 — both would allow the state government, corporations, and privately-owned businesses to discriminate on the basis of their “strongly held religious beliefs.”
“In the past, businesses like Delta and Coca Cola have stood up for their LGBTQ customers,” said H. Kapp-Klote, of GetEQUAL.  “We’re asking them to take a stand against these bills and to ensure that their LGBTQ customers are protected.”




DDTI: Old Brompton Cemetery, Early Morning Hint of Spring

18 03 2015
Brompton Cemetery, London

Spring in Brompton Cemetery, London; showing sings of life

I visited London and took this photo at the Brompton Cemetery where a colorful hint of spring adorns the resting place of many notables from the mid 19th century and later. DDTI: Your daily dose of travel inspiration.

According to the Royal Parks website:

Brompton Cemetery is one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries. It combines historic monuments, trees and wildlife with the stories of the remarkable people buried here. This beautiful landscape is the only Cemetery in the country owned by the Crown and managed by The Royal Parks on behalf of the nation.

 





For First Time, an LGBT Group in St. Patty’s Parade

17 03 2015
As seen in ManAboutWorld, the gay travel magazine

New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

“For this first time in history, New York City’s famed St. Patrick’s Day parade will welcome an LGBT organization into its ranks,” reports MSNBC. “But equality groups and prominent political allies, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, remain unsatisfied with the parade’s level of inclusion.”








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