Our correspondent Jeff Guaracino fills us in on some bigs news hitting Fort Lauderdale in 2015:
Always ahead of the curve, Ft. Lauderdale announced last week at the 15th annual Community Marketing International Conference on Gay and Lesbian Tourism a groundbreaking transgender travel initiative. For the next three years, the Southern Comfort Transgender Conference will convene there. Ft. Lauderdale is the first destination to address the needs of the Transgender community with specific ads and messaging that is sensitive to this unique group.
As the only CVB with a managing director dedicated to sales and marketing to the LGBT market, Greater Fort Lauderdale shows their pride at the 2015 New York’s Gay Pride Parade with the CVB’s Happy Go Lucky entourage of brand ambassadors.
Also in 2015, look for a groundbreaking on a $55 million, GLBT-focused senior living rental community called Pineapple House with 92 units offering independent and assisted care living.
Coming to Ft. Lauderdale’s new “must visit” World AIDS Museum and Educational Center is more multimedia displays and art. The exhibition as the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center is an informative, uplifting and empowering look at the disease that transformed generations of our community. Insider’s tip: go to one of the weekend mixers.
R Family Vacations makes its r family weekend debut in 2015. (Philly was the first non-cruise r family vacations destination). RSVP and Atlantis Vacations have 2015 cruise vacations departing from the bustling Ft. Lauderdale cruise port.