PRIDE Travel attends invitation-only Las Vegas Gay and Lesbian VIP tour program; Optimistic on continued growth of domestic travel
PRIDE Travel has just completed an in-depth VIP tour of Las Vegas and the many attractions and shows of interest to LGBTQ travelers. At the conclusion of the program PRIDE Travel attendees were very optimistic about the current continued improvements in the health of the travel sector as it relates to domestic travel, and are gearing up for a summer/fall season that will surpass 2008.
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) May 29, 2009 - PRIDE Travel, a Long Beach CA based agency that is gay owned and operated, has just completed an in-depth VIP tour of Las Vegas and the many attractions and shows of interest to LGBTQ travelers. “100 Percent of our agents and staff are Vegas Certified” commented S. Nathan DePetris, one of PRIDE Travel’s owners and its’ Chief Operations Officer in charge of managing all operations of the office. As far as he knew, “We’re very proud to be Southern California’s only travel agency catering to Gays and Lesbians with this distinction”. With Las Vegas having been voted the number one and number two worldwide travel destination among Lesbians and Gay men by Community Marketing, Pride Travel is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of the market.
Certification is just one aspect of PRIDE Travel’s deep and constantly growing relationships with the wholesalers and suppliers as well as destination visitors bureaus such as Las Vegas. Personal relationships and networks, however, are also crucial. “When our clients travel to destinations where we have these personal relationships and special standing,” said Marc Kassouf, PRIDE Travel’s CEO, “we have options and can open doors simply not available to other agencies or online agencies.”
At the conclusion of the program PRIDE Travel attendees were very optimistic about the current continued improvements in the health of the travel sector as it relates to domestic travel, and are gearing up for a summer/fall season that will surpass 2008. “All signs and indicators including our own sales and bookings are trending very positively up for travel and vacation spending; people are unwilling to forego their valuable leisure time,” noted Mr. Kassouf, adding “some industry experts far more experienced have pointed out that travel industry indicators precede those of the general economy, so this is great news for everyone.”
About Pride Travel
Pride Travel of Long Beach, California is a full service agency specializing in cruise, tour package, villa, and condo rentals. We also offer our community the full breadth of travel products and expertise. While we cater to the needs of Gays and Lesbians in the LGBTQ community, we are ‘hetero friendly’ and frequently book many individuals, couples, and families with children on trips and vacations worldwide. Pride Travel is an award-winning agency that has been recognized for our active participation and contributions to our local and LGBTQ communities. We also hold many travel industry certifications and accreditations, as well as official certification by destination and country visitor’s bureaus; we are active members and certified by the Travel Institute, the Cruise Line Industry Association, and the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association.
For more details about our credentials, please visit our website at www.pridetravelonline.com and click on About Us or call at 562.432.3888.