Meet us at the LGBTQ Travel Pavilion at the New York Times Travel Show, Jan 27-28. Free Tickets Here

23 01 2018

ManAboutWorld at the LGBTQ Travel Pavilion at the New York Times Travel ShowMingle with 10 LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly travel businesses at the LGBTQ Travel Pavilion at the New York Times Travel Show this weekend, January 25-26. Get FREE tickets here with code LGBTQ. You’ll meet the ManAboutWorld team (pictured above) along with the following awesome businesses all of which offer tours, cruises and experiences tailored by and for LGBTQ travelers.

LGBTQ Travel Pavilion

All are welcome at The New York Times Travel Show first-ever LGBTQ travel pavilion! Learn about hot destinations and events as well as tours, cruises and experiences the world over — from right here in New York City to the farthest corners of all seven continents and on the high seas — for gay, lesbian, transgender and queer travelers and their straight friends and family. At the LGBTQ travel pavilion, proudly organized by Ed Salvato, editor in chief of gay travel magazine ManAboutWorld, you’ll meet a wide range of L.G.B.T.Q. travel experts, including:

Ask questions. Gather information. Book travel.

Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or straight, you are welcome here. Find travel information tailored for you and those you love.

Meet LGBTQ Travel Expert Ed Salvato 1P.M. EST on Saturday, January 27

  • Topic: “L.G.B.T.Q. Travel: Tours, Cruises, Events and Destinations for 2018”
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
  • Location: Booth #933
  • Meet the Experts complete schedule
Facebook Live Sunday, January 28 at 1 P.M. EST

If you can’t join us at the LGBTQ Travel Pavilion tune into our Facebook Live Q&A Sunday, January 28 at 1 P.M. EST. Meet the travel experts at the booth and ask your travel questions!

Follow the Rainbow

Find us under the rainbow in booth numbers 120, 122, 124 and 126.


In NYC? Join our LGBT Travel Panel at the New York Times Travel Show Sat., Jan. 28 at 12:15

25 01 2017

This is the LGBT travel panel dream team appearing at the New York Times Travel Show on on Saturday, January 28 at 12:15pmManAboutWorld’s editor in chief Ed Salvato will moderate an information-packed and lively LGBT travel panel at the NY Times Travel Show Sat., Jan. 28 starting at 12:15pm. (More information about the panel here.)

All are welcome! This session is designed for LGBT travelers as well as travel professionals interested in learning about trends, destinations, tours, cruises and events. All you need is an open mind and the passion to travel. Join this interactive and informative panel with leading experts in gay, lesbian and LGBT family travel. Our moderator, ManAboutWorld’s Ed Salvato leads a very well-traveled group in a lively discussion touching on new cruises and tours, not-to-miss events and up-and-coming hot spots around the world. Come with your travel questions. This is a session you won’t want to miss!

Register here for a ticket and use promo code LGBT for FREE entrance!

We’ll be covering the world of LGBT travel, which is big! But among the many takeaways, here are three:
• Destinations to put on your must-go list in 2017 and beyond
• Events around the globe that are popular with LGBT travelers
• Travel opportunities for gay families


Travel experts include: Kelli Carpenter, co-founder, R Family Vacations; Merryn Johns, editor in chief, Curve Magazine; Jeff Guaracino, columnist, Windy City Times and Philly Gay news and Michael Rizzi, YouTube Content Creator.

*Ed Salvato and Jeff Guaracino book-signing to follow at the onsite Bookstore. They are authors of the forthcoming Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality Marketing

This is the LGBT travel panel dream team appearing at the New York Times Travel Show on on Saturday, January 28 at 12:15pm

Twitter Chat Tuesday, June 7 3-4pm. Follow #PrideGuide

6 06 2016
Travel safetyTune in to #prideguide on Twitter tomorrow June 7th, for a very important Twitter chat! LGBTI Travel Twitter Chat sponsored by U.S. Department of State (@TravelGov) and us (@MAWtravel)
Follow ‪#‎prideguide‬!

When? Tomorrow – Tuesday, June 7; 3pm – 4pm ET; 12 noon-1pm PT
Goals: This Twitter chat focuses on safe LGBTI travel overseas. The idea is to connect with gay U.S. citizen travelers and Travel safetyanswer any questions they have about safety, logistics, or other issues while traveling abroad and to introduce them to the resources available at (and elsewhere) for LGBTI travelers and all travelers.

It’s an opportunity for all organizations who are concerned about LGBTI travel safety to participate in this important discussion.

NY Times Travel Show: LGBT Panel, Saturday March 3

26 02 2012

They're good looking AND they are LGBT travel experts!

If you are anywhere near New York and love to travel, come to the NY Times Travel Show for the LGBT Travel Panel Saturday, March 3, 4pm-5pm ET moderated by yours truly and including a fine panel of travel experts:

  • LoAnn Halden, IGLTA;
  • Andre Rojer, Curacao Tourist Board;
  • Mike Luongo, Freelance Journalist;
  • David Ryan, Rhino Africa

Come hear as they share their insight into today’s hot destinations, cool events and great new tours for LGBT travelers. Be sure to come armed with questions. This is usually a well-attended and lively panel with lots of great information. Are you bags packed? You’ll be ready to zoom off to Florianopolis, Cape Town or Curacao by the time we wrap up!

You can get a taste for it by clicking here to download the presentation and the lesbian resource guide in PDF format. (Scroll down to where it says “Downloads.”)

Dinah Does Vegas: Girl Bar’s Famous Party Moves to Sin City

23 02 2012

From Dinah Shore Week 2011

Girl Bar Dinah Shore Weekend, in association with Fuse Events, announced that Dinah Shore Weekend 2012 will take place April 27-29, 2012 in Las Vegas. (The unrelated but similarly named The Dinah by ClubSkirts will still take place as it always has in Palm Springs, CA, March 28-April 1, 2012.)

Since last year, Girl Bar and Fuse Events have been working exclusively with Caesars Entertainment to create a women’s weekend experience at Caesars Entertainment properties. According to organizers, the official events and hotels for Dinah Shore Weekend will be situated walking distance, across a variety of Caesars-owned properties, including Planet Hollywood and Flamingo hotels. The latter will have its “Go Pool” turned over exclusively to the ladies for ticket and pass holders.

“Our sophisticated ladies wanted ‘bigger, better and more’ in a city that never sleeps with the finest in entertainment and accommodations, with non-stop flights both domestically and internationally,” said Girl Bar producers Sandy Sachs and Dr. Robin Gans. 

The full Dinah Shore Weekend 2012 schedule of events, performers, ticket and hotel information and VIP travel package options, visit

LGBT Travel Panel at the L.A. Times Travel Show

22 01 2012

Yours truly is organizing an LGBT travel panel at the upcoming L.A. Times Travel Show on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 2:15pm to 2:45pm  in the Travel in Style Pavilion, naturally enough.

If you are anywhere near the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown L.A., please stop in. You can find more information about the travel show by clicking here. You can obtain a 20% discount off the $10 entrance price by purchasing your ticket here and using the code EARLYBIRD.

We’ll talk about hot new destinations, events, and cruises to make your gay/lesbian travel planning just a tad easier. Come with questions. I’ll be moderating a panel that includes:

  • Shannon Wentworth, founder and CEO of Sweet, cruises and tours for lesbians and their friends;
  • Duane Wells, contributor to MoxieQ, which promises a “gay for every girl” and numerous LGBT travel publications; and
  • Andy Bender, blogger for and contributor to numerous mainstream and LGBT publications.

The panel is brought to you in part by the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, which is active in over 80 countries. Discover more about this nearly 30-year-old organization by clicking here: LGBT.Travel.

Sweet, Baby: Lesbian Cruises & Tours Galore in 2012

3 11 2011

The alterna-Village People

Our gal pals at Sweet, a lesbian travel company creating fun land and sea vacations for gay women and their friends, have rolled out their 2012 vacation calendar. Kicking off February 17 with a three-day “Short & Sweet Bahamas Cruise” followed by a cruise to Alaska in May (see those glaciers before they melt!), a Mediterranean cruise in July, a rafting expedition later that month and finally a September resort vacation and a Caribbean cruise in November.  See the full line up here. (See previous coverage of this company, “Making Waves with Sweet,” here.)

Unique mission:

  • One of the dirty secrets of travels is that to a large degree even the most eco-conscious travelers may not realize just how dirty their travel-related carbon footprint is. (Hint: Jet travel ain’t very green.) It’s good to know some travel companies are consciously trying to offset these effects.
  • Click here to learn more about the Sweet’s mission which includes travel with social and environmental awareness.

It’s never too early to book your winter vacation, particularly cruises. Many of the best cabins on cruises  book up fast, for example, and you’ll want to monitor your favorite online travel search engines for good airfares. (I like which can be easily programmed to send alerts regarding best air fares to your chosen destinations.)

A freak Halloween snowstorm rattled the Northeast, reminding lesbian and gay travelers how cold, windy, dark and just dreary winters in these parts can be. Simply planning a warm-weather getaway can help get you through that.

Other resources for LGBT travelers seeking a nice warm-weather getaway include  Olivia (also for women), Atlantis Events (mostly for men), and RSVP (owned by Atlantis and also mostly for men). I’ve also started writing for an online vacation discounter called OffTo. They offer packages (accommodations, services and attractions but do not as of yet include air). Check it out here.

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