Gayvan.com Travel Marketing is a Vancouver-based company, with extensive connections in the international gay and lesbian travel industry. We are also well connected locally, in the Vancouver region's LGBTQ communities, and are active in the mainstream business and travel industry within Canada and beyond. Gayvan.com has been online since 1999 and Gayvan.com Travel Marketing was launched in January, 2003.
Our website is an extension of our experience, with over 25 years of hotel and bar management, sales and marketing, event production and publishing. Current, regularly updated information provides an interactive resource for consumers, travel agents, travel industry providers, and those wanting to reach the LGBTQ community.
In addition to our interactive web site, we produce two full colour, annual publications, in both print and digital editions; our Gay Friendly Vancouver - In Town Guide and our Gay Friendly Canada publication. Visitors can pick up free copies at the Peace Arch Visitor Centre and the Canada-USA border, Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre in downtown Vancouver, Little Sister's Bookstore in Davie Village, major downtown hotel Concierge desks, and at various venues throughout the city. We also take our publications on the road, to promote Vancouver and Canada internationally at LGBT special events. To see current samples of our guides, you can browse digital versions by clicking on the cover images on the right.
We also offer consulting services for organizations wanting to explore ways to further reach out to LGBTQ travelers and consumers. We will be happy to discuss details further on request. Feel free to give us a call, or send us an email.
We are long-standing members of IGLTA, Tourism Vancouver, the Vancouver Pride Society and a number of other LGBT and tourism industry-related organizations, including GETA.
We also regularly participate in Social Media, maintaining two active Twitter accounts, as well as Facebook, Instagram, Google +, Youtube, FlickR, Pinterest, Blogger, and more.
Gayvan.com's Angus Praught is also a regular reporter for OutLook TV, which airs in Vancouver on Shaw Cable, is broadcast nationally via the OUTtv network and internationally to 24 countries via Gay Direct. Angus is also an International Member of the National Gay & Lesbian Journalists Association (NGLJA) and was the recipient of the 2012 Tourism Industry Leadership Award, for Travel Gay Canada.
We are often contacted by a variety of mixed media outlets and journalists, for information on Vancouver, and Canada, as well as our views on events and topics of interest related to the LGBT community. We also work closely with our partners in tourism, to co-host visiting LGBT journalists interested in a community perspective.
Following are a few links to media coverage in which we participated or had a mention:
CT Magazine LGBTQ+ Travel Feature, June 2017: https://www.hinzie.com/writer/media/magazine/pdf/439.pdf
Inside Vancouver, June 2017: http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2017/06/13/behind-the-scenes-of-pride-2017-with-the-vancouver-pride-society/
Passport Magazine, May 2016: http://passportmagazine.com/vancouver-one-of-the-first-down-the-aisle-with-marriage-equality/
Whistler Pride Show 1, 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peObT7-z-M0
Whistler Pride Show 2, 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJh433Hf7Mk
OutLook TV, January 2016: https://youtu.be/RrmplOT15T0
OUTtv, August 2015, Vancouver Pride Parade Special Presentation: https://outtv.ca/shows/vancouver-2015-pride-parade/
Inside Vancouver, July 2015: http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2015/06/19/vancouver-celebrates-10-years-of-marriage-equality-in-canada/
OutLook TV, February, 2015: Angus Praught co-hosts the Whistler Pride & Ski Festival Shows in Whistler - Show One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Se7wL4aDtg
The Georgia Straight, March 2015: http://www.straight.com/arts/407286/box-treasures-gifts-supernatural-celebrates-cultural-legacy
OutLook TV, February, 2015: Angus Praught co-hosts the Whistler Pride & Ski Festival Shows in Whistler - Show Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Se7wL4aDtg
OutSmart Magazine, Houston, February 2014: http://www.outsmartmagazine.com/2014/02/vancouver-bound/
OutLook TV, February, 2014: Angus Praught co-hosts the February shows at WinterPride in Whistler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IbTXF2doc8 , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppg6TlR24d4
OutLook TV, January, 2014: Angus Praught interviews Councilor Tim Stevenson before his trip to the Sochi Olympics and more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrbLNKLWzQQ&list=UUjdwt6mFOP7R4AZsQ167lfg&feature=c4-overview
CBC Radio interviews Angus Praught, December, 2013: - http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/British+Columbia/Daybreak+South/ID/2423776619/
OutLook TV, November 2013 - Angus Praught interviews Svend Robinson, Dr. David Suzuki and MP Dr. Hedy Fry and more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDACOAMXkD4
Vancouver Courier, August, 2013: http://www.vancourier.com/community/community-calendar-all-colours-of-the-rainbow-on-display-at-pride-parade-1.576993
OutLook TV September 2013 show on YouTube, after airing on Shaw TV in Vancouver and nationally on OUTtv: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P_p6Km0_Jc
OUTtv - Vancouver Pride Parade Special Presentation: http://outtv.ca/shows/vancouver-2013-pride-parade/
OutLook TV: http://outlooktv.ca/angus-praught
Travel Industry Today: http://travelindustrytoday.com/web/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=14811
Passport Magazine http://www.passportmagazine.com/destinations/Vancouver.php
Edge New York City http://www.edgenewyork.com/index.php?ch=travel&sc=&sc3=&id=87221&pg=1
Gay Times London http://www.david-hudson.co.uk/archive/vancouver.html
Windy City Media Group, Chicago: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/m/APParticle.php?AID=28794&i=19&s=Entertainment
The Bay Area Reporter http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sech=news&article=3000
Loop Canada (Japanese) http://www.loopp.com/01/canadainfo/gaycommunity.php/
Xtra Archives http://archives.xtra.ca/Story.aspx?s=2280496
Seattle Gay News http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews34_33/page23.cfm
Canadian Encyclopedia http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=M1ARTM0012589
Edge Chicago http://www.edgechicago.com/?87221
BC Business http://18.104.22.168/search?q=cache:0NXCpFzEDC4J:www.swonderfulweddings.com/store/BCBusiness_Here_Comes_the_Pride.pdf%3FccSID-285e73f64c04744fc5f33ff68f529742%3Da1b643b7f27870deb305481d5d11f7ea+angus+praught&cd=40&hl=en&ct=clnk
BC Business http://www.bcbusinessonline.ca/node/1188
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