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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”               – Mark Twain

LGBTQ travel promotes the places and activities that are friendly to a growing, dynamic and mobile market that many destinations welcome with specific marketing appeals.  From finding hospitable destinations and activities that support the LGBTQ community, this tourism niche is highly sought by destinations, travel suppliers and tour operators around the globe who know and respect the power of the “Pink Economy.”


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Traces of the Civil War In Madrid

By Bianka Cramblit

It’s hard to imagine that the capital city of a country as welcoming and vibrant as Spain was under dictator rule until as recently as 1975. A nation that was torn apart by civil war has slowly been brought back together to what it is now — a place full … Read more   Read more

Spain LGBTQ History
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Considerations for LGBTQ+ travelers and Life as a Digital Nomad

Join World Footprints as we interview a friend and Knight Wallace Journalism Fellow about the challenges facing LGBTQ+ travelers and hear from a digital nomad about her life on the road. First, travel journalist, Michael Luongo, has researched and written about the role travel journalism plays in tourism development in … Read more   Read more

North America Insights LGBTQ
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Where to Celebrate National Pride Month This June

By Lola Méndez

Cities across the States get a little more colorful as groups of people come together to celebrate Pride each year in June, with rainbow flags and clothes to symbolize gay pride. The American LGBTQ+ community and their allies hold parties and parades in June to honor the Stonewall Riots, a … Read more   Read more

United States LGBTQ Events & Festivals
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LGBT friendly destinations – places you can visit and enjoy yourself

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The world is finally opening up as more and more countries are relaxing their attitude towards the LGBT community. This means that there are now more places where gay travelers can go without a fear of violence or discrimination.  LGBT travelers are a growing market and several places have recently … Read more   Read more

The World LGBTQ
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Top Ten Hottest Summer Party Spots in the Northern Hemisphere

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Summer isn't over yet so if you're still looking for a great party spot to let loose, then look no further than these top spots above the equator.    Read more

The World Experiences LGBTQ Events & Festivals
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New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2014: History, Music & WWII Museum (Hour 1)

World Footprints returned to New Orleans for our 7th annual French Quarter Festival 2-hour broadcast.  This year we set up at Tableau Restaurant, Dickie Brennan's newest culinary gem in Jackson Square.   The first hour of World Footprints showcase New Orleans international outreach, the arts and history.  We introduce a hidden gem, The New Orleans Historic … Read more   Read more

New Orleans LGBTQ Off the Beaten Path Events & Festivals History