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Expedia.com and the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) have teamed up to create an LGBT travel site.
Expedia’s LGBT travel site features five international travel destinations, 10 national destinations and a host of gay-friendly hotels, festivals and hot spots.
The international travel spots are Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Paris and London. The national spots are Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, Palm Springs, Provincetown, Puerto Vallarta, San Francisco, Toronto and South Florida.
While shoppers are looking for a hotel to stay at they can now select the “gay-welcoming” option under “Hotel Preferences.” Currently, about 500 hotels meet this definition.
“This page will simplify and improve the shopping and booking experience for LGBT customers,” said Tim MacDonald, senior vice president and general manager.
“It was based on research illustrating the difficulty in finding LGBT-welcoming hotels, and our solution was vetted by a group of LGBT professionals at Expedia® and a roundtable of gay travel community members. IGLTA helped us determine the hotels that populate the store," he said.
Expedia.com is the world's leading online travel site, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel.
Expedia.com aims to provide personalized service, the latest technology and the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions, and services.
IGLTA is the leading global organization dedicated to connecting businesses in the LGBT tourism industry. Membership spans more than 70 countries and consists of accommodations, airlines, tour operators, travel agents, destinations, media and other key players in the tourism industry. Since 1983, IGLTA has worked to help the tourism industry reach LGBT travelers and learn more about this market. For more on IGLTA, please visit www.iglta.org or www.lgbt.travel.