Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off to summer travel. It also marked the launch of a new gay travel website that caters to LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) travelers … and their straight friends, too. OutEscapes.com — founded by Travel Channel’s guest blogger, Jimmy Im, and his business partner, Todd Murray — provides travelers with bookable travel and event packages at top travel destinations and properties around the world.
According to the staff at Out Escapes, the new website is the first travel, flash-sales website geared specifically to the LGBT community — an industry estimated at $65 billion in revenue a year. The new site touts having a skilled team of LGBT travel experts and industry insiders that will curate the website with their own experiences. So now travelers can get real, qualitative information about a specific destination of interest — for free!
OutEscapes.com is currently offering a couple packages, including the “Milk & Honey” package deal for the upcoming Israel and Tel Aviv Gay Pride, and a Costa Rica package that includes hiking in Tenorio Volcano National Park. Some Escape packages include accommodations at top-notched hotels with special perks like spa services, gourmet dinner prepared by a chef or even a wedding. And even when the sale is over, the packages are archived so members still have an opportunity to check out the reviews.
In addition to the flash sales and packages, travel website will provide the LGBT community and its allies to connect through a feature called, “Meet Me Here,” scheduled to launch in July. Out Escape members will be able to view each other’s profiles, travel dates and arrange to meet in person, anywhere in the world.
View more package deals and reviews on OutEscapes.com.