Coverage relating to my work at an NYU instructor
LGBTQ Pavilion 2020 coverage
- Instinct Magazine
- ABC Affiliate in Fort Worth on Rachel Gollay and the pavilion
Ed Salvato, LGBTQ travel expert
What is the Future of LGBTQ Travel?
Ed Salvato, Co-author of the Handbook of LGBT Tourism & Hospitality, said that overall, LGBTQ Travelers—and especially those with dual income and no children—exhibit characteristics and behaviors in travel that are very appealing to marketers.
“For example, they are much more likely to travel in general, travel spontaneously, spend more money when they travel, travel for a longer period of time, etc. For LGBTQ travelers, the desire to go and meet others like themselves is a deep and powerful motivator. It is a need,” Salvato said.
“Psycho-graphically, LGBTQ people—especially gay men and lesbians—have been at the forefront of epidemiological and health issues for decades starting with the AIDS crisis. They understand the importance of health precautions. And they understand the benefit of those precautions. I think the statistic also reflects a trust in the public health steps that I’ve been recommending for traveling and the fact that LGBTQ people understand the importance of adhering to public health guidelines (like wearing a mask, sanitizing and maintaining social distance). LGBTQ people have been exercising many of those steps for decades,” he added. See the original article.
Why the LGBTQ Community May Be the First to Travel Again, Skift, May 27, 2020
Ed Salvato, an author and consultant for companies who want to reach LGBTQ travelers and an adjunct instructor at New York University’s tourism and hospitality school, says that the LGBTQ travel industry’s track record of providing their clients with high level, detailed information and risk assessments means there’s a high level of trust already established between small, vetted tour operators and travel agents and the community. “It’s almost like the groundwork is there for a coronavirus response,” Salvato said. “People were already doing the work with LGBTQ travel, and marketing can now say [virus preparedness and education] is another one of the things we’re folding in.” See the original article.
PCMA Magazine: 10 best practices to make LGBTQ+ attendees feel welcome
TravelPulse: This two-part article quotes us extensively and covers the topic of LGBTQ travelers in the luxury market space plus a follow-up piece on our #PrideTravel Twitter Chat in June 2019.
- This piece covers the growing market for LGBTQ travelers who are over 50
- This piece covers how LGBTQ travelers can pick safe places to travel to
LifeHacker.com: This piece looks at the topic of LGBTQ travel safety
My very first radio interview conducted entirely en Français on Radio Canada. Listen in here.
A story on my talk on LGBT travel safety and security in the Las Vegas Review Journal, April 2014.
Quotation by me about the blogger/social media strategy I created and executed for Atlantic City Alliance’s new $20MM campaign to lure visitors to Atlantic City in the Press of Atlantic City, July 5, 2012.
Ed Salvato, “social media expert,” from Philadelphia Inquirer.
Here’s the clip. Click on it for a larger view.
Jeff Guaracino and I were keynote speakers at TIAPEI’s annual tourism conference in late November 2010 talking about gay travel. We made the front page the next day. Here’s the link to the online version of the article.