Bermuda Covered in Gay Magazine

Author: , December 11th, 2011

Bermuda is celebrated as “the Queen’s pearl in the sea” in the latest issue of “G-Life”, a British publication aimed at young gay professionals.

In a six-page full colour spread written and photographed by Francko Harris — who grew up on the island — Bermuda’s beauty and tranquility is discussed along with the island’s ambivalent view of homosexuals.

“It had been four years since I left and to be honest I was a bit sceptical as I was sure I had outgrown Bermuda and become accustomed to certain pertinent liberties being a gay man in London,” said Mr. Harris in his article entitled “The Beauty of Bermuda.

Full Story from BerNews

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Bermuda: Anti Gay Preacher’s Comments Don’t Deter Gay Cruise Group

Author: , June 2nd, 2011

Gay Cruise BermudaA gay travel company due to arrive here today with a cruise ship full of visitors has pledged not to be put off Bermuda by the homophobic comments of preacher Scott Smith. The Celebrity vessel Summit is expected at Dockyard first thing this morning with 50 passengers on a vacation organised by New-York based Pied Piper Travel.

The visit comes just days after Mr Smith delivered an anti-gay rant at a weekend event to promote peace and unite people against violence. The community activist later apologised for going too far but said he remained steadfast in his belief that “homosexuality is an abomination”.

Pied Piper Travel told The Royal Gazette in a statement yesterday: “Pied Piper has been coming to Bermuda for many years and has always felt welcome on the Island.

Full Story from The Royal gazette

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Quarterdeck Cabin, Bermuda

Author: , May 22nd, 2011

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay Friendly Bermuda Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Quarterdeck Cabin, BermudaWelcome to Quarterdeck Cabin, a private vacation rental home on the island of St. George in Bermuda.

We offer a unique, private one bedroom luxury residence, with fantastic ocean views, outdoor patio for sunning, and even our own swimming pool.

Quarterdeck Cabin sleeps up to four guests.

Our outdoor poolside dining area also has a BBQ – perfect for starlit evening meals or just relaxing by the pool.

Our Bermuda vacation rental is within walking distance of the Town of St. George, as well as beaches, restaurants, shopping and transportation.

Come stay with us at Quarterdeck Cabin, and we’ll provide you with a complimentary chilled bottle of bubbly on arrival!

See the Quarterdeck Cabin Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Should Bermuda Go After Gay Tourism?

Author: , February 5th, 2010

Promoting Bermuda as a gay-friendly destination is being tipped as a way to boost our ailing tourism industry. Travel insiders say putting out the welcome mat for gays could provide much needed revenue amid lean economic times. Hotel occupancy fell 11 per cent last year – and the downward trend is expected to continue this year.

But anecdotal evidence suggests this winter season has seen an increase in the number of gay visitors. We spoke to a handful of hospitality figures who noted that gays are typically big spenders with high disposable incomes who travel year-round (rather than only on school holidays).

When asked to comment, Carl Paiva, CEO of C-Travel, said the “gay dollar” is big business because most couples have a dual income without children. “Gay travel is a huge market all over the world,” he told us. “To make money, it’s the direction many cities go in. It would be sure to bring in more tourists and these types of travellers spend a lot of money. “Generally speaking they like to eat out, they enjoy a good nightlife and they tend to stay in some of the best hotels.”

Full Story from the BDA Sun
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