Gay and Lesbian Tourism Conference Set to Convene in San Francisco

Gay and Lesbian Tourism Conference Set to Convene in San Francisco

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20120915-071431.jpgCommunity Marketing’s 13th International Conference on Gay & Lesbian Tourism will meet in San Francisco, Calif. for three days beginning October 31, 2012. This year, special presentations identify opportunities in “Diversity Within LGBT,” with a focus on the LGBTs under 35, LGBT Latinos, LGBT African Americans, and other community market segments.

Tourism professionals from around the world will convene at the Wyndham Parc 55 at Union Square. The conference will present educational panels and networking opportunities for government tourism offices, convention and visitor bureaus, destination management companies, meeting planners, and travel suppliers including airlines, hotels, tour operators, etc.

Community Marketing, Inc. (CMI), founded in 1992, is the world’s leading LGBT tourism research, communications, and marketing agency. Community Marketing’s President, Thomas Roth, will present CMI’s latest research findings and trends affecting the future of gay tourism and hospitality.

Preliminary Conference Agenda:

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
2:00 to 5:00 pm Opening Workshop
Join Community Marketing’s Tom Roth and David Paisley for this lively, informative orientation to update travel professionals on the gay and lesbian tourism marketplace. A perfect introduction for anyone new to the LGBT market, and an excellent review for seasoned professionals. The workshop will feature some of the top success stories of 2012. Don’t miss it!
5:00 to 7:00 pm Welcome Reception

Thursday, November 1, 2012
8:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 to 10:30 am Featured Plenary Education Sessions
10:30 to 12:30 pm Workshops on LGBT Sales and Marketing
12:30 to 1:45 pm Plated Lunch sponsored by San Francisco Travel
2:00 to 3:00 pm Workshops on LGBT Sales and Marketing
3:00 to 4:00 pm Expo Set-up
4:00 to 6:30 pm LGBT Consumer & Travel Trade Expo (exhibition fee applies)
7:00 pm to 9:00pm The Travelocity Reception

Friday, November 2, 2012
8:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 to 10:45 am Featured Plenary Education Sessions
11:00 to 12:30 pm Internet and Electronic Marketing Panel
12:30 to 2:00 pm Farewell Luncheon Reception

To learn more, register for the conference, or review the agenda, visit, email, or call (415) 437-3800.

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