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Gayvan.com Travel Marketing is a Vancouver-based company, with extensive connections in the international LGBTQ+ travel industry. We are also well connected locally, regionally and nationally, in Canada'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 35 years of hotel and bar management, sales and marketing, web design, event production and publishing. 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 mobile-friendly, interactive web site, we produce two full colour, annual publications, in mullti-media formats; 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 at 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 LGBTQ+ special events. To see current samples of our guides, you can browse the digital Flash Flip-book editions by clicking on the cover images on our web site, our Downloadable PDF versions on any device, or the Kindle e-book editions on Amazon.

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, GETA, the Vancouver Pride Society, and a number of other LGBTQ+ and tourism industry-related organizations.

We also regularly participate in Social Media, maintaining two active Twitter accounts, as well as Facebook, Instagram, Google +, Youtube, FlickR, Pinterest, Blogger, and more. 


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Gayvan.com's Angus Praught is also a regular reporter for OutLook TV, which is broadcast nationally on the OUTtv network and internationally on YouTube. 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 LGBTQ+ 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: 

Inside Vancouver, October 2018: Inside Vancouver, October 2018

OutLook TV, August Show 1, Victoria Pride 2018: OutLook TV, August 2018: 

OUTtv - Vancouver Pride Parade 2018 Live TV Coverage: Vancouver Pride Parade Live Coverage 2018

Gay Friendly Vancouver - In Town Guide, May 2018: Gay Friendly Vancouver - In Town Guide 2018

Gay Friendly Canada Guide, January 2018: Gay Friendly Canada Guide 2018

OutLook TV, Whistler Pride & Ski Week 2018: Whistler Pride & Ski Week 2018

OutLook TV, January 2018 - Davie Village Sign: Davie Village Sign

Outlook TV, December, 2017 - Government Apology to LGBTQ Canadians: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMy-zMgJSV8&feature=youtu.be 

Inside Vancouver, November 2017: http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2017/11/06/evolution-of-lgbtq2-television-and-broadcasting-in-vancouver-bc/

Travel Pulse, October 2017: https://www.travelpulse.com/news/lgbtq/24-gay-hours-in-vancouver.html  

Travel Pulse, September, 2017: http://www.travelpulse.com/news/lgbtq/a-traveling-trailblazer-for-gay-vancouver.html 

Passport Magazine, September, 2017: https://passportmagazine.com/partners-in-business-and-in-love-meet-angus-and-daichan-and-their-best-dining-in-vancouver/ 

Live Coverage of Vancouver Pride Parade, August 2017:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GzBpOtK-yM&list=PLQdR6gQt97qwvQSBA3XXA7sC5ck-JOUrU 

Inside Vancouver, July 2017: http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2017/07/19/vancouvers-monarchs-emperor-and-empress-of-the-46th-reign/ 

CT Magazine LGBTQ+ Travel Feature, June 2017: https://www.hinzie.com/writer/media/magazine/pdf/439.pdf 

Tourism Vancouver - You Belong in Vancouver, June 2017: Daichan Nakagawa & Angus Praught Video 

Inside Vancouver, June 2017: http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2017/06/13/behind-the-scenes-of-pride-2017-with-the-vancouver-pride-society/  

OutLook TV, Whistler Pride, February 2017: https://youtu.be/6ttFELr726w

Gay Friendly Canada, January 2017: http://www.gayvan.com/travel/gay-friendly-canada 

OutLook TV, Canada Pride, January 2017: https://youtu.be/zPFBrJglRq0

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 

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/ 

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/ 

The Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/tour-operators-forbidden-from-marketing-vancouver-as-gay-friendly-in-china/article4183091/ 

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

FlickR//www.flickr.com/photos/28352882@N07/4379293159/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/28352882@N07/4379293159/>

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/

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 

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

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

BC Business http://74.125.155.132/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

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

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

 

 


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