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, Expands GLBT Travel Booking Options

RainbowTourism.Com Goes Global, Expands GLBT Travel Booking Options

The downunder destinations website,, has been relaunched with many more gay and lesbian vacation options in both the northern and southern hemispheres, and with new links to alliance partners and the worldwide GLBT tourism entity, IGLTA.

The fifth anniversary edition of one of the most sophisticated online booking systems, lots of maps, plus hundreds of new approved properties and exciting tours around the Gay Globe. Online reservations can be made for more than 150 in New Zealand and 150 in Australia alone, from unique properties to cultural, sporting and adventure tours.

While most of its listings and links are for Australia and New Zealand, and islands of the South Pacific, is not just synonymous with DownUnder Destinations anymore.

You can book a romantic hotel in Paris or an out kayak trip in South America
Escape to Prague or visit hidden Hawaii
Stay in a yurt in Oregon or take an adventure tour in Chile
Visit Fiji or Bali and be welcomed by some of the friendliest folks

Honoring its achievements in booking almost all-known gay-owned or genuine gay-friendly businesses, the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association has appointed Mark Proffit, Director of Rainbow Tourism as Regional Ambassador to Australia and New Zealand.

Rainbow Tourism has been a member of IGLTA and the Australian counterpart, GALTA, for many years.

New alliances: QGuide, Gay Comfort, Pink Choice

- Gay Comfort - in association with IGLTA, this online training program is for operators who want to provide the best standards of service and sensitivity to GLBT travellers.

- Pink Choice - essential reviews for gay travelers; very trusted site.
Read reviews about properties before booking online or post comments after your visit to help other GLBT travellers.

- Q Guide - Australia travel essentials for gay men; very appealing site.
Read about the best accommodation, air, car, gear, fashion, gifts & more.

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