Monday, September 29, 2008

Rainbow Tourism Turns 4; Opens office in NA

In the beginning, www.rainbowtourism.com was focused on a single region – the South Pacific – and on delivering products for a niche audience – gay and lesbian visitors to Australia and New Zealand.

Today, the range of global tourism products offered on the gateway portal stretches from Toronto to Timbuktu! And the company has opened an office in North America to assist operators with reaching the gay and lesbian traveler with online marketing techniques. Peacock Tourism Marketing, a division of Rainbow Tourism International, now has a presence in both New York and Vancouver.

Since the launch in 2004, every operator listed on the site has gay or lesbian owners or has been certified as “gay friendly” under a monitored Rainbow Tourism Accreditation program (RTA).

No other online booking service has as many genuine gay and gay welcoming accommodation and tour operators.

Visitors can book lodging to limousines through the user-friendly and secure online booking system. Accommodation ranges from budget to luxury in cities and rural tourism regions, and tours include rail, cruise, adventure and wine trips.

Although RainbowTourism.com is not an online travel agency, overseas travelers can also book RainbowTourism properties and tours via their travel agent at the time of booking airfares.

Reservations can also be made via affiliated website like GayVan and BQueer in Canada, Q Guide and The Pink Guide in Australia, and agencies in USA like Kennedy Travel and LifeJourneysVacations.

Although Rainbow Tourism has just turned 4, the company directors have more than 25 years experience in gay and lesbian travel industry and previously owned and operated various websites dedicated to gay and lesbian tourism.

1. For operators, high site visits and international exposure to gay and lesbian travelers are the main benefits. Rainbow Tourism’s North American division, called Peacock Tourism Marketing, helps operators with online marketing and representation services.

2. For visitors, the site is a centralized shop for booking a colourful collection of Rainbow Places, Rainbow Events and Rainbow Tours

2 comments:

Gay Traveller said...

Fantastic and congratulations...onwards and upwards team...loves from us all at the Pink Guide

DownUnder Mark said...

I was wondering when Dee and I actually got together but is a bit shrouded in mystery. However I did manage to find an email from July 2004 and I remember that we caught up for a glass or two of red wine at De Vine Food and Wine Bar soon after that when we were both in Sydney.

I may just have to treat Dee to a glass during Mardi Gras in 2009.