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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 LGBT 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 LGBT 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 LGBT 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. 



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: 

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 

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 

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 

Gay Star News: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/vancouver-where-exotic-flair-meets-seriously-dreamy-guys141013 

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/ 

Vancouver Courier: http://www.vancourier.com/community/community-calendar-all-colours-of-the-rainbow-on-display-at-pride-parade-1.576993

OutLook TV: http://outlooktv.ca/angus-praught

Travel Industry Today: http://travelindustrytoday.com/web/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=14811

Metro News Vancouver: http://metronews.ca/news/vancouver/432394/could-gay-marriage-in-washington-spur-b-c-two-nation-vacation/ 

Vancouver Sun:http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Road+same+marriage+both+sides+border+fraught+with+obstacles+debate/5168540/story.html

Vancouver Sun:http://www.vancouversun.com/life/pink+dollar+Business+begun+reach+lesbian+community/5148864/story.html

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


The Bay Area Reporter http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=3000  

Loop Canada (Japanese) http://www.loopp.com/01/canadainfo/gaycommunity.php/

Vancouver Sun http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=3ef2c960-a2f6-4eb2-9d6e-a55f8ca89edc&k=99857&p=1 

Canada.com http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/money/story.html?id=5d47f218-93a4-410f-8dd6-12110cf38789&k=4691&p=2 

Xtra Archives  http://archives.xtra.ca/Story.aspx?s=2280496

Vancouver Sun http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=02702c94-300a-4029-9639-715344d2c35f

About.com http://gaytravel.about.com/od/vancouvergaytravel/Stories_about_travel_in_gay_Vancouver.htm

Seattle Gay News http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews34_33/page23.cfm

Canadian Encyclopedia http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=M1ARTM0012589

Free Dominion http://freedominion.com.pa/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=859349&sid=cad37955f363b5d559058f944af8751d

Gay Newsnet http://gaynewsblog.net/2008/05/vancouvers-still-prime-gay-tourist.html

Edge Chicago http://www.edgechicago.com/?87221

BC Business

Xtra.ca http://www.xtra.ca/public/Vancouver/Group_gauges_support_for_Outgames_bid-4102.aspx

Canada.com http://www.canada.com/vancouvercourier/news/story.html?id=3e816f62-b534-44cc-b802-19a8766124e1

Xtra.ca http://www.xtra.ca/public/Vancouver/City_council_rejects_funding_for_lesbian_tourism-5201.aspx

BC Business http://www.bcbusinessonline.ca/node/1188




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