Author: Michael Zufolo, Producer/Co-Host of Let's Travel! Radio


Today’s show was a milestone for us, the first on GAY TRAVEL. This market is expanding by leaps and bounds, both in the US and overseas. In 2008, for example, it generated over 65 billion in revenue for US marketers. Guests included John Tanzella, Executive Director for the IGLTA ( International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association ) which has members in 63 countries, and offices in 15. It works with all the majors in travel and tourism including national and international media. Its purpose is to assist the gay and lesbian traveler through marketing, education, networking and special events throughout the year. Link: The IGLTA’s counterpart in Canada is Travel Gay Canada. Its CEO, Darryl Schuurman, is responsible for improving economic opportunities for gay-friendly organizations in the tour and travel business through market research, market development and the promotion of Canada as a gay-friendly destination. The parent is The Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Darryl is also the Manager of Market Development for VIA, the national railway system of Canada. On the Canadian side also was Greg Larocque, President, Gay & Lesbian International Sports Association, NA, which is promoting the 2010 Winter Olympics in British Columbia as well as PRIDE HOUSE, new venture. It will be located in the Pan Pac Hotel in Whistler Village, BC. This is planned as a welcoming venue for the GLBT...

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Let's Travel! Airs Wednesday, June 24

This week LT is on Wednesday June 24 not Thursday at Noon at We’re talking about Shanghai home to Expo 2010 with Prof. Barry Goldsmith, architectural historian, tour guide and all-around funny guy. He won an Emmy for The Joan Rivers Show. We also have the director of the China National Tourist Board in NYC and our Travel Guru from, Tom Parsons, to give us the best deals for Shanghai and best vacation spots this summer. Stay tuned and follow us on Twitter. Ciao,...

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