Top 7 Ways to Leverage the Marriott/Starwood Loyalty Program Merger

From ManAboutWorld. When the Marriott/Starwood merger closed last Friday, the frequent traveler world was surprised with a same-day linkage of the two loyalty programs, immediate reciprocal elite memberships, and the ability to shift points between the two programs freely, at a 1 Starpoint = 3 Marriott Rewards point ratio. Starwood Gold Elite members (who onlyContinue reading “Top 7 Ways to Leverage the Marriott/Starwood Loyalty Program Merger”

Gay Travel Today: ManAboutWorld in Yahoo Travel Story

We were included in a piece on gay travel in Yahoo Travel today. Here’s an excerpt. To read the entire piece, click here.  These days, it seems just about everybody is after that rainbow dollar. And the recent federal ruling by the Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriage in all 50 states will only furtherContinue reading “Gay Travel Today: ManAboutWorld in Yahoo Travel Story”

Marriott Invites You to “Be You, With Us” and Enter a Sweepstakes

Check out Marriott’s gay Pride packages and enter to win their “Be You, With Us” sweepstakes with a grand prize of a trip to New York City, San Francisco or Berlin 2013 Gay Pride Festivals valued at up to $5,000. NB: This is for 2013, so you’ll have plenty of time to plan, book yourContinue reading “Marriott Invites You to “Be You, With Us” and Enter a Sweepstakes”

A “Descendants” Kinda Stay: Dinner For Two, a Movie and a Good Book

Gay-friendly Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has a special kinship with Kaui Hart Hemmings, author of The Descendants, which won recognition at the 84th Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Awards in Hollywood last month. In fact, the lovely Kaui spoke to a group of LGBT travel writers who visited this hotel propertyContinue reading “A “Descendants” Kinda Stay: Dinner For Two, a Movie and a Good Book” Got A Little Bit Gayer

When Marriott International Inc. first developed its LGBT-specific landing page back in 2010,, it was a little light on, well, gay travel. But Marriott recently announced a fresh relaunch of their site,, which they assert is “the first hospitality portal tailored for LGBT consumers worldwide,” available in English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese. There is nowContinue reading “ Got A Little Bit Gayer”

Marriott Hotels Launches Gay Microsite

Check out You’ll get 20% off weekend stays (Thursday-Sunday) at participating hotels around the world now through Jan 22. (Select resorts in the Caribbean, Latin America and Hawaii are offering up to 40% off. See for details. According to contact person, Bob Witeck of Witeck-Combs Communications, Marriott today is truly committed to communicateContinue reading “Marriott Hotels Launches Gay Microsite”