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Articles about GETA or those relevant to gay travel and marketing are listed below. If you're a member of the press, please visit our Media Centre for press releases and images.

 

Pink Digest

"Gay European Tourism Association"

- Pink Digest Magazine, January 2014

 

3-page article on the aims and activities of GETA.

 

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"Attitude speaks to Carlos Kytka of GETA"

- Attitude Magazine, January 2014

 

Our Executive Director Carlos Kytka gives his advice on issues to bear in mind when choosing destinations to travel to in 2014.

 

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"Croatians Back Constitutional Ban of Same-Sex Marriage"

- Bloomberg, November 2013

 

Article on Croatia's vote to make equal marriage constitutionally illegal, with quotes from GETA's Communications Director Paul Barnes.

 

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"Croatia’s anti-gay referendum is an economic own goal"

- Gay Star News, November 2013

 

Article on Croatia making equal marriage constitutionally illegal - with mentions Gay Welcome's coverage of hotels in Croatia, and GETA's director Carlos Kytka.

 

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"We chat with GETA's Carlos..."

- G'AT Magazine, November 2013

 

Carlos Kytka, GETA's Executive Director, interviewed on the European gay travel market and GETA and Gay Welcome's role in improving the 'gay holiday experience'.

 

 

"Die Gays machen Reisebüros glücklich"

- Basler Zeitung, Switzerland, September 2013

 

German-language article about the rise of the gay travel market, quoting GETA's research findings on market size - €50b.

 

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"Demand to EU: Stop talking to Russia about tourism visa free status"

- eTN, August 2013

 

'The Gay European Tourism Association (GETA) has written to the European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmstrom, urging her to suspend negotiations on proposals to give 15,000 Russian officials the right to travel throughout the European Union without visas, in light of Russia’s recently introduced anti-gay laws.'

 

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"Gay European Tourism Association calls for suspension of visa-free travel to EU for Russian officials"

- Towleroad Blog, August 2013

 

'The Gay European Tourism Association is calling on the European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström to suspend negotiations on proposals that would give 15,000 Russian officials the right to travel throughout the European Union without visas because of Russia’s recently introduced anti-gay laws.'

 

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"Gay European Tourism Association calls for gayest games at Sochi Winter Olympics"

- eTN, August 2013

 

'GETA, the Gay European Tourism Association, has called upon the International Olympic Commission to act against discrimination at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games and to make a clear and visible statement in support of gay rights.'

 

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"More than a niche"

- Bangkok Post, July 2013

 

Article on the size of the gay travel markets in Europe and the USA - with GETA mentioned as a source of information on the size of the European gay travel market.

 

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"Gay Trade worth billions"

- Bermuda Sun, June, 2013

 

Article on the power of the pink dollar, pound, euro... from the Bermuda Sun newspaper. GETA's findings re: the U$63b travel market is cited.

 

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"Gruppenreise zur Gay Pride"

- Zeit Online, June, 2013

 

Die Zeit, Germany's most widely-read weekly newspaper, cites GETA's research into the value of the European gay travel market.

 

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"Wo homosexuelle Urlauber willkommen sind"

- Die Welt, May, 2013

 

The Gay Welcome website is mentioned in this article by the huge German newspaper Die Welt in a reference to gay toruism in Austria.

 

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MORE COVERAGE OF GETA'S 'GAY TOURISM MATTERS' RESEARCH REPORT

"Los destinos turísticos europeos en busca del turismo gay"

- Anodis.com, Nov, 2012

 

More coverage of the GETA 'Gay Tourism Matters' research report.

 

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"Gay European Tourism Association starts comms drive for pink pound"

- PR Week, Oct, 2012

 

More coverage of the GETA 'Gay Tourism Matters' research report.

 

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"Report: $65 billion spent annually by gay European tourists"

- GSFLA - The Miami Herald, Oct, 2012

 

More coverage of the GETA 'Gay Tourism Matters' research report.

 

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"Gay Europeans spend up to $65 billion on travel"

- Gay Star News, Oct, 2012

 

More coverage of the GETA 'Gay Tourism Matters' research report.

 

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"Studie: Schwule und Lesben geben mehr für Urlaub aus"

- Queer.de, Oct, 2012

 

More coverage of the GETA 'Gay Tourism Matters' research report.

 

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"Gay Tourism Matters"

- TravelDailyNews, Oct, 2012

 

More coverage of the GETA 'Gay Tourism Matters' research report.

 

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"Why Gay Tourism Matters"

- Edge Boston, Massachusetts, Oct, 2012

 

More coverage of the GETA 'Gay Tourism Matters' research report.

 

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"Gay Tourism Matters"

- Bent Blog, Oct, 2012

 

More coverage of the GETA 'Gay Tourism Matters' research report.

 

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"Gay European tourists spend €50 billion annually, new report says"

- My Gay Travel Guide Blog, Oct, 2012

 

More coverage of the GETA 'Gay Tourism Matters' research report.

 

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"Gay Golf: The £50billion Market Sport Chooses To Ignore"

- Unofficial Partner Blog, Oct, 2012

 

More coverage of the GETA 'Gay Tourism Matters' research report.

 

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"Power of the Pink Pound"

- Wealth Section, UK, Sept, 2012

 

Aaron Hicklin of the Financial Times discusses the emergence of the gay community as a distinct and politically powerful market, and the opportunity it presents to companies and marketeers.

 

CLICK HERE to read our summary of the article.

"Gay men, we have learnt from attitudinal and behavioural research, will travel more often, spend more out of home and give more attention to home designs and fashion" says Bob Witeck, Chief Executive of Witeck Communications, which specialises in analysing the gay and lesbian market. None of this means gay men and women earn more money, just that they make different spending decisions - not least because many, gay men in particular, will not have children."

 

"Have we reached a point where the value of having gay consumers lies in what it signals to a broader audience? It may be that marketing to gays has long surpassed simple expressions of solidarity in favour of more deliberate strategies to position a brand's ethics and philosophy."

 

This is all good stuff and reinforces our view that the gay market is one that smart businesses should be appealing to.

 

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MORE GENERAL COVERAGE

"Los destinos turísticos europeos se afanan por atraer al turismo gay"

- Tendencias del Turismo, Nov, 2012

 

Coverage of GETA's ground-breaking 'Gay Tourism Matters' research report, which estimates the value of Gay European Tourists at around €50 billion.

 

CLICK HERE to view the original on their website >

"2012 London Pride - what went wrong?"

- Magazine, UK, Sept, 2012

 

CLICK HERE to read our contribution to this article.
When asked for his advice on how London Pride could be improved, Paul Barnes, Communications Director at the Gay European Tourism Association, said: "The dilemma is that Pride needs to be both professional and community-based,' he says. 'At the moment, it's a volunteer-led organisation. We are asking people in their spare time to close down Central London and handle massive budgets, which they've demonstrated they can't do. What they need to do is retain a professional company to deliver the event. That should be done for profit, which will make them  do it properly and efficiently. The gay element will be the board, setting the values and strategy. It's like the gay cruises run by Atlantis and RSVP - you have a gay company to inject the gay elements, but you need a professional cruise line to run the ship itself."

 

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