About Us, Vancouver
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.
Our website is an extension of our experience, with over 25 years of mainstream hotel and bar management, sales and marketing, event production, a decade of serving on both local and international GLBT boards, three years of running a gay hotel and bar in Vancouver (The Royal), and over fifteen years of living in the heart of Davie Village. Current, regularly updated information provides an interactive resource for consumers, travel agents, travel industry providers, and those wanting to reach the LGBT community.
We own and operate our own secure, online, Hotel Reservations System , and maintain ongoing relations with the management of all of our gay-friendly hotel partners. In almost ten years of operation, we are happy to say that we have not heard of any challenges (GLBT related), at any of our participating hotels.
We produce two full colour, annual print productions; our Gay Friendly Vancouver - In Town Guide, and our Gay Friendly Canada publication. Visitors can pick up free copies at the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre, 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 a sample, 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 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 with some of our partners in tourism, to co-host visiting LGBT journalists interested in a community perspective. Following are links to a few articles of interest in which we had a mention:
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
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/
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://184.108.40.206/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
Gayvan.com Travel Marketing
Gayvan.com Travel Marketing is registered with the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver. Business Licence #: 13-182865.
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