Go “Out”! Top GLBT Travel Experts on Twitter

Posted on October 7, 2009

Those involved in the travel industry might not be aware of the economic stimulation gay and lesbian travelers can bring to a destination. Indeed, there are cruise lines that devote entire itineraries for GLBT couples and families, and many major cities in the US offer maps and guides pinpointing attractions and shops of interest. It stands to reason that gays and lesbians using social media to mine information will seek out the experts in GLBT travel and tourism, and if you thrive in this industry it could help to take a tip from the following top Twitter users and devote time marketing to this important subset of the population.

@gaycitiesThe GayCities website boasts an active user feedback forum and detailed guides to over 80 international cities – with surveys of gay and gay-friendly bars, clubs, restaurants and shops. Followers of their Twitter page receive timely information on happenings all around the world.

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@prgaytravel – The Purple Roofs Twitter is driven primarily by articles links from their newsletter, which covers everything from personal travelogues to step-by-step surveys of a variety of destinations – each with a touch of vivid personality and humor. If you want to visit California wine country, there’s a newsletter highlight that tells you what to see, where to eat, and where to stay. This is definitely a stop to make as you plan a trip.

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@outadvisor – OutAdvisor provides a helpful marketplace for travel specials and links to information on destination interest. In addition to maintaining a TripAdvisor style community for the GLBT audience, their Twitter activity reveals a helpful and friendly face to followers. There is interaction mixed with information, and it draws the interested follower to join.

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Other Recommended Twitter Folks

For information on specific events and destinations, there are a number of regular writers who have certain areas covered for you. They include:

@gaypridetravel – Covers information on Pride events held worldwide

@GayVallarta – A GLBT guide to Puerto Vallarta

@GaySeattle – For those interested in the gay/lesbian scene in Washington State.

@ATLGay – GLBT guide to Atlanta

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