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Fagabond Launches as a Full-Service U.S. LGBT Travel Website

Contacts: Jim Werner jim@fagabond.com
Mike Sheridan mike@fagabond.com

Site Includes 20 City Profiles, Booking Capabilities, Exclusive Travelocity Offer & Plenty of Puns

June 26, 2012 -- Just as Pride Month comes to an end, Fagabond (fagabond.com) gives the on-the-go LGBT community reason to celebrate. The new travel-planning website features a booking widget powered by Travelocity and gives the LGBT-focused lowdown, including destination descriptions, nightlife picks, must-try restaurants, fabulous events and more, for 20 of the country's top LGBT cities. Users can also find travel deals and sign up for the e-newsletter.

"Fagabond is five years in the making, and we're thrilled with the final product," said Fagabond co-owner (and obvious perfectionist) Mike Sheridan. "While the descriptions and headlines are tongue-in-cheek -- we want people to actually enjoy the planning stage -- the content is informational, accurate, and compelling for a gay person mapping out their next getaway."

Fagabond's other co-owner, Jim Werner, added, "Our goal for users is in the tagline: 'Same Sex. Different Travel.' It's where the gay community can find the information that will help them choose their destinations, plan their trips, and book their stays -- all for gays, all by gays, and all in one place."

The owners agree that what sets their LGBT travel website apart from others is the booking capability provided by renowned travel engine Travelocity, making it a full-service planning tool. Users can reserve their hotels, flights, cars, and attraction tickets—all without leaving Fagabond. In the coming months, the website will continue to grow, with LGBT news, events, and more city profiles, plus upcoming partnerships.

An Exclusive Deal:

Now through July 31, travelers who book their trips on Fagabond will receive $25 off their total. This exclusive deal is available only to those who use the Travelocity widget on Fagabond to reserve their hotels. To qualify, the stays must take place by December 31, 2012.

The Featured Destinations:

About the Fagabond Team:

Partners in life, business, and travel planning, Mike Sheridan and Jim Werner developed the concept of Fagabond in 2007, after planning many of their own leisure trips using traditional planning websites. They decided there was a need for a full-service and trustworthy travel site for the LGBT community by the LGBT community. The Fagabond co-owners live in Philadelphia, and both work in the tourism and hospitality industry -- Sheridan at a luxury hotel and Werner at Philadelphia's destination marketing organization.

Sheridan and Werner recruited Jason Paul to be Fagabond's editor. Paul keeps the content light and sassy -- but he's serious about providing well-researched and exciting information for LGBT travelers. Paul lives in New York City, where he works as a copywriter at a digital advertising agency.

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Fagabond (fagabond.com) is a full-service LGBT travel-planning website, where people can choose their destinations from 20 (and counting) city profiles, discover upcoming events, and book their hotels, flights, cars, and attractions using the Travelocity widget. It's all in the tagline: Same Sex. Different Travel.



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