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Travel: Tried & Tested

Tue 23 Feb, 2010
By Sam Bristowe

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Going Global

Nick Carvell takes a look at attitudes, rights and regulations affecting LGBT communities around the world.


‘Up Up and A Gay – We’re Boeing to Mardi Gras’

Australian budget airline Virgin Blue has decided to cash in on the pink pound ahead of Sydney’s annual gay and lesbian Mardi Gras celebrations. Virgin Blue will be running a special flight catering for those attending Mardi Gras in Sydney. The flight from, Melbourne to Sydney, which takes roughly one hour will set the party goers back A$199 (Roughly £100)


Sydney voted best gay-friendly destination!

A survey of the worlds best gay-friendly cities has placed Sydney at the top of the list. The survey conducted by online travel agency Expedia.com.au, named Sydney for its plentiful gay bars and nightclubs in the Darlinghurst and Newtown areas, reports the Daily Telegraph.


Gay London App launched

A new iPhone app has been created in order to entice LGBT visitors to London by providing all relevant information to enjoy the experience to the max at the touch of a button, whilst on the move.


Sydney voted best gay-friendly destination!

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A survey of the worlds best gay-friendly cities has placed Sydney at the top of the list.

The survey conducted by online travel agency Expedia.com.au, named Sydney for its plentiful gay bars and nightclubs in the Darlinghurst and Newtown areas, reports the Daily Telegraph.

This years Mardi Gras parade, held since 1978, is on February 27 and the theme is Mardi Gras History of the World.

Second on the list is Cape Town, South Africa, and third spot went to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, home to one of the worlds first gay bars, t Mandje.



Sao Paulo, Brazil came in fourth, with Tel Aviv, Israel at fifth, Berlin, Germany at sixth and San Francisco in the US at seventh.

Having legalised same-sex marriage in 2005, Canada has made the list with Toronto, due to host the international World Pride event in 2014.

London also made the list as well as Argentinas Buenos Aires.

Asian News International (ANI)

 

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