10th International Conference on Gay & Lesbian Tourism (and Boston World Travel Expo)

10th International Conference on Gay & Lesbian Tourism
November 1-4, 2009
Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers
Boston, MA

The "must-attend" educational & networking opportunity for Government Tourism Offices, CVBs, Destination Management Companies, Accommodations, Meeting Planners and Suppliers. Join colleagues from Australia to Berlin, from Los Angeles to Boston. Learn from your peers about sales and marketing opportunities in gay & lesbian independent travel, meetings and events.  The cost is only $595, or $950 for two attendees from the same company.  Special package rate for an attendee and 3 room nights - just $1100.

Cancellation policy: Full refund less $50 fee on cancellations received by 10/23/09. No refund for
late cancellations or no-shows.

Gay & Lesbian World Travel Expo Boston
November 3, 2009 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers
Boston, MA

This is an opportunity to exhibit to Boston LGBT travelers, press, travel agents and industry professionals.  The cost is $395 per table.

Cancellation policy: Full refund less $50 fee on cancellations received by 10/23/09. No refund for
late cancellations or no-shows.

Downloads / Links:

Community Marketing Inc.'s Conference Webpage

Fax-Mail Registration Form


This conference is a must do for both the new and the experienced (not old) marketers in this fantastic community. It will guide you and help steer you away from marketing blunders with live case studies and examples of doing it right and not so right. Regardless if you are there for Marketing 101 or to learn the tools of the trade from knowledgeable experts sharing their experiences in the breakouts, this conference will help build your confidence, your ability and most important your rolodex! See you in Vancouver!

George Carrancho
National Sales and Marketing Manager for LGBT Community, American Airlines


There is no better opportunity to learn and meet others in the travel industry with the same LGBT marketing goals. Community Marketing does a great job of providing new educational content in an ever-changing environment and providing access to representatives from the top companies in travel and hospitality.

Scott Seed
Resort Marketing, Hyatt Hotels Corporation


Community Marketing has been a catalyst for the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. Participating in CMI's International Conference on Gay & Lesbian Tourism has increased my awareness and has allowed me to network, develop partnerships, and find new business. This conference is one that we attend annually, and one that I refer all my colleagues in the industry to attend and become engaged.

Veronica Torres
Director of Diversity and Community Relations, Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau


CMI's International Conference on Gay & Lesbian Tourism is one of the best opportunities that CVBs, suppliers and media have to all come together to dialog on trends surrounding gay and lesbian consumers. This conference is exceptional in addressing the buying patterns and changing media involved in the LGBT audience. If you want approaches to researching, planning and booking travel, you should not miss this conference. The opportunity to meet with colleagues focused on this category, and to hear first hand what they are doing to address this niche, is priceless to us. We find the sessions invaluable and the breakouts are not to be missed.

Jim Walsh
Regional Sales Manager, Travelocity


I always enjoy Community Marketing's International Conference on Gay & Lesbian Tourism. I look forward each year to reuniting with past participants as well as meeting the attendees new to the gay & lesbian tourism community. The programs offered are diverse, educational and appeal to each aspect of the tourism industry. The variety of industry services and niches represented in the attendees has allowed for unexpected partnerships to form. Overall, attending each year has proven successful for EIS.

Katy Radoll
Business Development Manager, European Incoming Services


CMI's 8th International Conference on Gay & Lesbian Tourism in Fort Lauderdale was the best educational event I have ever attended. This was our first time and we are already planning to attend next year's Conference in Vancouver. The seminars were incredibly informative and it was great to network with my CVB peers.

John Cohen
Executive Director, Durango Area Tourism Office


Additional Endorsements


Name Sales End Price
1 Attendee Ended $595
2 Attendees Ended $950
Table for LGBT Travel Expo, 11/3 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Ended $395

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