Wednesday, March 25, 2009
We will be taking photos, vidoes, writing reviews, and sharing our San Francisco trip on our web site and blog. Check out where we go, who we meet, and what we do when we visit the gay mecca San Francisco. Share your next Queertrip at Queertrip.com and help other gay and lesbian travelers with reviews, advice, tips, and anything else.
It's the way you travel!
At Queertrip.com, we believe it's the way you travel that defines who you are. Together we can make a difference.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Last summer the airlines were reeling from the prices of oil with prices getting as high at $147 per barrel. Ever since this scare, the airlines have begun cutting flights, adding fees for just about everything, and cutting back on anything they could, all just to save a few bucks. While most airlines in 2008 lost money, the oil scare of 2008 helped the airlines reduce expenses and capacity just in time to watch the economy implode. As the economy suffered, the airlines were actually turning a profit due to the capacity cuts and fees implemented last year.
Since the airlines were luckily set back with oil, they ultimately dodged the bigger bullet, the economy. While most businesses are struggling to get by, the airlines are doing better then ever. Demand is up since capacity has been cut! With all this going on, the airlines are helping travelers by lowering fares. This year I've seen incredible deals all over. Deals that you normally would not find.
Most major airlines have introduced sale fares and discounts just the encourage travelers to travel. To top that, most hotels and destinations are also feeling the effects of the economy and have been aggressively trying to get capacity up. A good example is Las Vegas, where mostly all hotels have seen dramatic decreases in volume. Right now, they can't even give the rooms away because there are not enough visitors.
With everything that is going on, the airlines, hotels, car rental companies, destinations, and just about everyone else associated in the travel industry, travelers should have no trouble finding great deals to just about anywhere. Take advantage of the times and travel!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Gay friendly is a term used which refers to places, policies, people, or institutions that actively seek to create an environment friendly towards LGBT people. Often the term gay friendly is used to attract the LGBT consumer in showing that it is accepting of LGBT people.
The problem is that this term just continues to degrade what the LGBT community has continuously fought against. Why is it that business' don't use the term "black friendly?" The reason is because that would seem offensive. Right? Well the same can be said for gay friendly.
Some people may argue that by labeling a place gay friendly it enables the LGBT consumer to identify which place, policy, people, or institution is accepting of LGBT people. I totally understand that, and I think that is a great thing, however why is it only within the LGBT community that this exists?
I think the time has come to stop discriminating against the LGBT community. There needs to be a U.S. law that enforces the fairness and equality to all, no matter race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, etc... Especially now that we have a new President in Obama, who should stand for all people.
This is America, a country that was founded on equality for all.
Madonna Inn - San Luis Obispo, CA
This hotel in central California has 110 rooms that are decorated differently. Choose from themes such as caveman, antique cars, Holland Dutch, Imperial Heaven, and Matterhorn to name a few. Did we mention to world famous waterfall urinal in the men’s room?
The Liberty Hotel - Boston, MA
An old prison has been transformed into a luxury hotel in Boston. Don’t let the brick walls and iron bars fool you, this hotel is extremely stylish and features cutting edge interior design.
Northern Rail B&B - Two Harbors, MN
Spend the night in a stationary train car that has been outfitted with furniture, beds, and plumbing. Following with the theme, guests check-in at the lobby which has the look and feel of a train depot. Now you just have to choo-choo-choose which train car to spend the night in.
Hilton Waikoloa Village - Kona, HI
Check in at the lobby, and then wait for the boat shuttle to transport you to your room. If you are afraid of the open ocean, but would love to see the marine life up close and personal, then snorkel in their four acre secluded lagoon.
Beckham Creek Cave Haven -Parthenon, AR
You don’t have to be Batman to spend the night in a cave. This estate, which is built into a rock cliff, features 5 bedrooms, a kitchen, game room, rock waterfall, and more. Prices for reserving the Cave Haven are pretty reasonable considering you can include up to 10 guests.
To book any of these unique rooms, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 6, 2009
This is a very common senario in the travel industry. More than 85% of all call centers within the travel industry are outsourced. So why it that? It's cheaper to operate. The problem is that even with all their cheap prices, their service is cheap, and it shows. Have you ever had an issue with calling an airline directly. They are rude, cold, or just don't understand what you are saying. This is why people book with travel agents.
Well, now there is no more reason to worry. With Queertrip.com, you can book easily, get that same cheap price, and best of all if you have a problem or question you'll get the luxury of speaking with professional travel agents speciailized to assit you. We do not outsource our call centers for this exact reason. The communication between you and Queertrip is clear and unmatched by any in the undustry. Try us out and see why we are the best gay travel company out there.
Travel should be fun and exciting, even if it is for the most serious of occasions. When I travel, I am just happy to be some place new. Somewhere I have never been before. At Queertrip.com, we keep it simple so you don't have to stress. Our booking process is the easiest on the web, and we pride ourselves on keeping it simple and easy. Travel can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. So what does travel mean to you?
Thursday, March 5, 2009
It's the way you travel!
For more than a decade, Miami has been rolling out the welcome mat for gay men and lesbians from around the world. Sophisticated and seductive South Beach rocks with a sizzling array of very gay-friendly and specifically gay-oriented lodgings, restaurants and nightspots. And it all shifts into overdrive when Miami hosts three of the planet’s foremost “circuit” events: late November’s White Party, March’s Winter Party, and Aqua Girl Weekend in May.
Check out what Miami has to offer at www.queertrip.com
At Queertrip.com we have found many suppliers are introducing specials and deals to encourage travelers to buy. Take Jetblue for instance. They just released sale fares from across the country for as little as $39 one way. With deals and specials on the rise to entice travelers to book, how can you pass up on these offers. In Las Vegas, travel is down, but the prices have come down too. What used to be an average weekend of $1500, is now running well below $1000. Now that's amazing! Deals like these can be found all across the travel sector. So the question remains, to travel or not to travel?
To reserve, contact Queertrip.com.
(some restrictions and black-out dates do apply).
The Massachusetts Office of the Travel and Tourism has announced the launch of its new web site dedicated to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender travelers. The site was launched to attract and welcome incoming visitation from the LGBT market segment and is a continued affirmation that
According to Community Marketing, Inc. (a San Francisco LGBT market research firm), $70 billion was spent in the
For more information about the new site, visit www.massvacation.com/rainbow.