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For Immediate Release

Friday, February 26, 2010

Vancouver Gay Travel Marketing Company Announces Gay Friendly Vancouver - In Town Guide Launch

Gayvan.com logo Gayvan.com Travel Marketing has unveiled the eighth annual edition of the Gay Friendly Vancouver - In Town Guide, in both print and digital editions, as the Vancouver region welcomes the world.

Vancouver, BC, February 26, 2010 -- Gayvan.com Travel Marketing has unveiled the eight annual edition of the Gay Friendly Vancouver In Town Guide, in both print and digital editions, as the Vancouver region welcomes the world.

Marketing to the LGBT traveler has skyrocketed, with over 70 destinations worldwide now courting this travel segment, and it is essential to have current resources such as a city guide, social networking connections, and the latest technology on offer to attract the discerning LGBT traveler. It has been estimated that the LGBT travel segment represents a multi-billion dollar market worldwide annually.

Gay Van Cover With this in mind, Angus Praught, owner of Gayvan.com Travel Marketing, reported "Vancouver, Whistler, and the surrounding region are in a position to garner unprecedented international attention in the weeks ahead, as they host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games."

He added, "We felt it necessary to push up the publication date for our Vancouver regional guide, to have it available both in print and digital versions by mid-February, for visiting guests and the anticipated increase in international interest online."

Print copies are available at the Tourism Visitor Centre, hotel concierge desks, and at various bookstores and LGBT outlets throughout Vancouver. At Gayvan.com, visitors can access the digital edition, as well as social media options such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and Blogger, bringing together residents, businesses and international LGBT travelers.

Praught emphasized that this is a fantastic opportunity for the Vancouver region to showcase itself to the world as an LGBT-welcoming travel destination.

Gayvan.com Travel Marketing has been operating in Vancouver since January 2003, with a focus on reaching the LGBT traveler online, and via annual print publications.

For more information about Gayvan.com Travel Marketing, please visit www.gayvan.com .

Media Contact:

Angus Praught
Gayvan.com Travel Marketing
1808-1150 Jervis Street
Vancouver, BC, V6E2C8
604-682-2289

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