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Feb 22 2011

Philadelphia Breaks Into Top 10 Most-Visited Gay Destinations

LGBT Study Proves That Seven Years Of Gay & Lesbian Marketing Pays Off

Philadelphia broke into the top 10 U.S. destinations visited by gay and lesbian travelers in 2010—just seven years after the launch of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation’s (GPTMC) groundbreaking Philadelphia – Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay® campaign. According to expert gay and lesbian research company Community Marketing, Inc.’s annual LGBT Tourism Study, Philadelphia tied for the #9 spot on the list of most-visited destinations and tied for the #2 spot on the list of the destinations most effectively promoting to LGBT travelers. Before GPTMC’s gay and lesbian tourism marketing campaign kicked off in 2003, the region

Sep 10 2010

Philly Named A "Best U.S. Destination" for Gay & Lesbian Travelers

City Occupies List That Includes Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Provincetown & San Francisco

Philadelphia was named a “Best U.S. Destination” by LOGO, the gay and lesbian network owned by Viacom’s MTV Networks. An international panel of travel journalists compiled the list, made up of Philadelphia, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Provincetown and San Francisco, for LOGO’s annual “TripOut Gay Travel Awards.”

Travelers can vote online for their favorite U.S. destination among the six contenders through October 18, 2010. To vote for Philadelphia, go to or

“Philadelphia is an exceptional getaway for gay travelers,” said Ed Salvato, one travel expert who participated in the “TripOut Gay Travel Awards” nomination process. “This city

Jan 13 2009

Philly Jumps Three Spots To The 13th Most Visited Gay-friendly Destination In The U.S.

Study Shows Dramatic Increase in Total Visitation By Gays And Lesbians, Who Now Say Philly Is Top-of-Mind As A Gay-Friendly Destination

Philadelphia is the 13th most visited U.S. destination for gay and lesbian travelers, according to the 13th annual LGBT Tourism Study of 4,500 gay and lesbian travelers conducted by San Francisco-based Community Marketing, Inc. This year’s report shows a remarkable increase in total visitation by gay and lesbian travelers to the Greater Philadelphia region and marks a three-year rise in the destination’s visitation ranking. Philadelphia first broke into the prized “Top 20 U.S. Destinations” list in 2006 when it ranked #16; it maintained that position in 2007. Gay and lesbian travelers spend $70 billion a year on travel


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Apr 17 2009

GPTMC Teams Up With Southwest Airlines, R Family Vacations And The Dinah Weekend To Promote Gay Travel To Philly

Long-standing And Innovative Partnerships Help Get The Word Out About Gay-friendly Philly

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) is proud to announce the renewal of three partnerships to support its groundbreaking gay and lesbian marketing campaign, Philadelphia – Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay®. Southwest Airlines has teamed up with GPTMC for the second year, while R Family Vacations and Mariah Hanson’s The Dinah Weekend are working with GPTMC for the third year. All three partnerships employ innovative and collaborative marketing programs, including cross-promotional advertising, e-mail outreach, social media and targeted public relations. Here’s a look at how GPTMC is working to get the gay-friendly Philly message out:

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