Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Member Testimonials

What people are saying about Rainbow Tourism's mission:

Hi guys,

Thanks for the service. It does annoy us sometimes when we have traveled and stayed in places that say they are gay friendly but there is no difference to them from properties generally listed.
We certainly would be looking on your site for accommodation in the future and will be telling other gay owned operators to list with you guys.
Robin Graham and Stuart Terry
Belmont House

Dear RTI:

Thank you so much for the listing on your website and congratulations with your online booking system up and running, the rainbow site looks great.

Have fun,

Elly Meagan

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Destination: Daylesford

Where? Country Victoria.
Sit down, sit back and start making plans for ChillOut 2006: A Decade of Fairy Tales!

Why? ChillOut is regional Australia’s largest gay and lesbian festival, and it will burst into life over the Labour Day Long Weekend, March 10-13.

Comparing it to all my camping and campy experiences, this is an event not to be missed!

The ChillOut Street Parade has grown to become one of the most fun events during the four-day festival. Vincent Street is closed to traffic on Sunday morning and is taken over by drag queens wearing fabulous frocks on floats; marching bands; the devilishness of dykes on bikes; and too many fanciful treats to describe here.
Then in the afternoon, there's plenty to see, do, eat, enjoy at the Fair Day stalls (come meet the staff of Rainbow Tourism) and entertainment stages.
I highly recommend getting there early on Friday if you need to grab a good camping spot. Plus, if you don't party too hardy that night, you can join us on the golf course at 8.30 am. for Ambrose-style "best ball" 9 holes of play. Bigpond is sponsoring the golf tourney, so there'll be some nice prizes to vy for...ugh FORE!
There is a wide range of accommodation in Daylesford and Hepburn to suit every requirement. With many gay and lesbian owned properties and a welcoming accommodation staff wherever you go your weekend in Daylesford promises to be friendly and hassle free.

See you there! - DownUnder Dee

Monday, January 09, 2006

Destination: Melbourne

THE GAMES WE PLAY is the theme for Midsumma Melbourne 2006, which runs from 20 Jan. - 12 February.

The aim of Melbourne's gay & lesbian festival is to have a great time, from the opening night and parties till the last event. (I was there last year and some 20,000 of us made it the bigest party event on Melbourne's queer calendar.) Easy to do, because there are plenty of premier events throughout the carnival month, including theatre, cabaret, live music, outings and a T-dance. A veritable feast of visual arts, cutting-edge carbaret, awesome performances, a writer's forum and much more!

The G&L community celebration ends with a traditional Fair Day and if you're in attendance, be sure to drop by the Rainbow Tourism stall shared with fellow members of GALTA. See you there!

And if you're still there in March on an extended visit or you head there specifically, you won't want to miss the Queeer Film Festival - 10 days of the best in queer film from Australia and around the world - showing between 2-12 March. See www.melbournequeerfilm.com.au.

Whenever you're headed to Victoria, and need a place to sleep or a group tour experience pre or post the parties, be sure to check out the GOO and RTA operators listed on rainbowtourism.com.