Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Summer in Fiji! Air & 4 nights from US$1099 from North America


Travel deals for our North American readers 
(Outside North American contact us directly at RainbowTourism.com for deals from your country)

Fiji Island Getaway from $1099
Days with roundtrip flights  4 nights hotel

Made up of 333 islands, Fiji is steeped in history and rich with tradition. Utterly enchanting, the islands personify genuine warmth, embodied in their tropical climate, idyllic waters and compassionate people. Fijians enthusiastically welcome visitors from around the world with open arms.
Best Deal to Fiji!
Your $1099 Fiji Island Package Includes:

Roundtrip International economy class flights with Air Pacific
4 nights Denarau Fiji, 4 Star Hotel
Travel Dates:
Travel between April 01 - Nov. 30, 2010
Book by March 17th. Only available while space lasts!
Want to speak to a Fiji Specialist?

Call Toll Free 888 830 9970





Sonaisali Island Resort from $1239
5 Days with roundtrip flights & 4 nights hotel
Located minutes off the main island of Viti Levu, a 25-minute drive from Nadi Airport. 32 beachfront hotel rooms, 3 beachfront 2-bedroom family bures, 42 oceanview bures and 46 beachfront spa bures. Features 2 restaurants, pool, tennis, shopping and village trips, sailing, fishing, snorkeling, horseriding, sunset cruise, and jetskis.
Your $1239 Sonaisali Island Resort Package Includes:
Roundtrip International economy class flights with Air Pacific
4 nights Sonaisali Island Resort
Breakfast Daily
Roundtrip transfers Airport/Hotel

Travel Dates:
Travel between April 01 - Nov. 30, 2010
Book by March 17th. Only available while space lasts!
Want to speak to a Fiji Specialist?

Call Toll Free 888 830 9970





Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa from $1299
5 Days with roundtrip flights & 4 nights hotel
Located on Denarau Island, this resort is set along absolute beachfront and adjacent to Denarau Golf and Racquet Club. Featuring 296 rooms, each with a private balcony overlooking the ocean. Resort facilities include world-class dining, a sublime Day Spa, and an unsurpassed range of activities.
Your $1299 Sofitel Package Includes:
Roundtrip International economy class flights with Air Pacific
4 nights Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
Roundtrip transfers Airport/Hotel

Travel Dates:
Travel between April 01 - Nov. 30, 2010
Book by March 17th. Only available while space lasts!
Want to speak to a Fiji Specialist?

Call Toll Free 888 830 9970




Tokoriki Island Resort from $1929
5 Days with roundtrip flights  4 nights hotel
The tiny 160-acre, barrier reef fringed resort island of Tokoriki boasts beautiful white sandy beaches and a calm lagoon. This unique resort offers 29 freestanding beachfront bures with outdoor showers, air conditioning and king size beds, plus 5 sunset pool villas with their own private plunge pool. Featuring exquisite cuisine and an array of activities.
Your $1929 Tokoriki Island Resort Package Includes:
Roundtrip International economy class flights with Air Pacific
4 nights Tokoriki Island Resort
Roundtrip Launch Transfer Denarau/Tokoriki
Roundtrip transfers Airport/Denarau Marina

Travel Dates:
Travel between April 01 - Nov. 30, 2010

Book by March 17th. Only available while space lasts!
Want to speak to a Fiji Specialist?

Call Toll Free 888 830 9970






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*Terms and Conditions: All prices are “from” per person, based on double occupancy and economy-class travel with Air Pacific between 04/01/10-11/30/10 dependant on destination and resort. All travel must be completed by midnight 11/30/10. Not combinable with any other special vacation offer or discount. No refunds or changes are allowed and space is strictly limited. Ticket must be issued within 72 hours of confirmation but no later than 03/31/10. U.S./Foreign taxes of approximately $105 including September 11th Security Fee are additional, depending on itinerary. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding their checked baggage policies. Cancellation/change penalties and other restrictions may apply. Not combinable with any other special or discounted vacation package. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (02/04/10). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Please call for our current prices. CST# 2001136-50

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ask Dee: French Fling Destination

Q.  I want a very French fling, but don't want to spend 24 hours in the air to get to Gay Paree. Is there an affordable French Territory closer to Australia and gay friendly?

A.  Yes, New Caledonia.  Two hours away from Brisbane and 2.5 hours from Sydney International Airports – and you don’t need a visa if you carry a valid passport from Australia or New Zealand. 

A s k   D e e 
South Pacific Lesbian & Gay Tourism Specialist

New Caledonia Tourism welcomes lesbian and gay travellers, as does the international air carrier Aircalin, both of whom are now members of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association.

Locally, you are welcome to attend events and parties organised by Homo-Sphere in the capital city, Noumea. (Their site and Facebook page are in Francais but the staff speak Anglais.)

I have personally inspected a dozen properties in New Caledonia, from the bargain end to the luxury retreat. New Caledonia has something for everyone’s budget, so you can sleep well but still have money left over to indulge in gourmet food that New Caledonia is so famous for in the Paris end of the South Pacific. 

For recommended gay welcoming hotels, please contact the Rainbow Tourism Concierge.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Massive South Pacific Sale - Book by Feb 22nd


Fly to Australia, New Zealand or Fiji from $380* each way. Call 888 830 9970
Limited time only! Hurry, Deals End Feb. 22nd! Call 888 830 9970

Fly to Australia from $380* each way        

based on round trip travel


  • Fly from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Sydney,
    Brisbane or Melbourne on Qantas Airways
  • Travel anytime between 01 May – 08 June 10
    and 24 Jul – 21 Sep 10

Stay in Australia from $380** per person



  • 3 Nights Hotel
  • Sightseeing Tours & Cruises
  • All transfers and more!

Fly to New Zealand from $380* each way       based on round trip travel 


  • Fly from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand on Qantas Airways
  • Travel anytime between 01 May – 08 June 10
    and 24 Jul – 21 Sep 10

 Stay in New Zealand from $380** per person

  • 3 Nights at a 4 Star Hotel
  • Auckland Harbor Dinner Cruise
  • Sightseeing tours & more!


Fly to Fiji from $380* each way       

based on round trip travel

  • Fly from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Island Paradise on Air Pacific
  • Travel anytime between 01 Feb. – 30 Nov. 10
     Stay in Fiji from $380** per person

  • 3 Nights at Sonaisali Island Resort
  • Half day tour of Chiefly Village & more
  • Flower lei on arrival & transfers!


Fly to Australia, New Zealand or Fiji from $380* each way. Call 888 830 9970
Limited time only! Hurry, Deals End Feb. 22nd! Call 888 830 9970




* Terms & Conditions: ‘MASSIVE South Pacific Airfare Sale' Book by 22 February, must be purchased with a minimum of 3 nights hotel to qualify. All prices are ‘from’ each way based on roundtrip purchase and twin share. Flights to Australia based on economy class departures from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne between 05/01/10-06/08/10 & 07/24/10-09/21/10. Tickets must be issued within 72 hours of confirmation but no later than 02/23/10. Business Class Flights to Australia airfare based on departures & return from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne between Monday – Thursday and must be purchased 50 days prior to departure, but no later than 02/23/10. Flights to New Zealand based on economy class departures from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Auckland between 05/01/10-06/08/10 & 07/24/10-09/21/10. Tickets must be issued within 72 hours of confirmation but no later than 02/23/10. Business Class Flights to New Zealand airfare based on departures from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Auckland and must be purchased 21 days prior to departure, but no later than 02/24/10. Flights to Fiji based on economy class travel from Los Angeles to Nadi between 02/01/10-11/30/10. All travel must be completed by midnight 11/30/10. Tickets must be issued within 72 hours of confirmation but no later than 03/31/10. Business Class Flights to Fiji based on travel from Los Angeles to Nadi between 02/01/10-11/30/10. All travel must be completed by midnight 11/30/10. Tickets must be issued within 72 hours of confirmation but no later than 03/31/10. Seasonal supplements apply for travel other dates. Seats are strictly limited and may not be available on every flight or day. U.S./Foreign taxes of approximately $90-$160 including September 11th Security Fee are additional, depending on itinerary. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding their checked baggage policies. Cancellation/change penalties and other restrictions may apply. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (02/02/10). Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. Not combinable with any other special or discounted vacation package. CST# 2001136-50. **Terms and Conditions: All prices are 'from', per person based on double occupancy and travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and additional surcharges apply over weekends, special events and holiday periods. No refunds or changes are allowed and space is strictly limited. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (02/02/10). Not combinable with any other special or discounted vacation package. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Please call for our current prices. CST# 2001136-50

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Monday, February 15, 2010

OurFest 2010 - Auckland, New Zealand


The inaugural OurFest 2010 is Auckland's new festival for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

Auckland is a vibrant city, and the GLBT communities have an important role to play in cementing our place as a tolerant and progressive Pacific capital. As a registered charity, OurFest seeks to bring together the many men and women who make up our communities, with a festival in which we can all play a part and take ownership of.

The festival runs through the month of February in Auckland

Full details and events can be found on the OurFest 2010 Website.

For travel assistance please contact the Rainbow Tourism Concierge

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Dee-Touring wtih Dee


The Rainbow Tourism Q&A Forum...

Get travel news and inspiration from all gay angles through a lesbian lens.

Our concierge Dee Farrell gets around Australia and the South Pacific a fair bit. Email your questions about gay and lesbian downunder destinations to Rainbow Tourism Concierge and Dee will answer them on this blog.



  1. Where are the Loyalty Islands and are they a good place to unwind? I want to give tourist tricked-up towns a miss.
  1. The 3 isles collectively known as The Loyalty Islands are part of New Caledonia, a French Territory and closest foreign soil off Australia’s east coast.
New Caledonia is a gay-welcoming country that attracts French-accented and other foreign visitors who are interested in joi de vivre...foodies, adventure seekers, racecourse and casino gamblers, scuba divers, yachtsmen, hikers, golfers, and birdwatchers. Because tourism is a new industry, you can get out of town and away from the commercial zones, if that is your desire.

A short flight or ferry ride takes you to Ouvea, the most beautiful of the coral atolls, Mare, the most southerly, or Lifou, the largest of the Loyalty Islands. You can do as much or as little as you like when on holiday here. New Caledonia is a World Heritage site, completely surround by the world's most beautiful and largest lagoon. On the Loyalties, the coral reef is right on the shore, so if swimming with turtles amid colourful coral is on your list, you'll be in paradise.

The Loyalty Islands are right on our doorstep - just 2.5 hours from Sydney or Auckland. So bon voyage!