Fagabond Teams Up with Priceline to Power Bookings
November 10, 2016
Travel-planning website Fagabond (fagabond.com) announced today that it has teamed up with Priceline Partner Network. Thanks to the new partnership, Fagabond can leverage Priceline’s leading technology platform, which provides exclusive vacation packages on a custom-built booking widget.
Fagabond Explores L.G.B.T.-Friendly Places to Visit for The New York Times
June 24, 2016
In an earlier article, also quoting Fagabond, The New York Times suggested that LGBT are going to still travel post-Orlando. They pulled together a group of travel experts and asked: What are lesser-known destinations where LGBT people should travel?
Gay Travelers on Where to Go After Orlando for The New York Times
June 20, 2016
Following the Orlando massacre that killed 49 people and wounded 53 at the LGBT nightclub, Pulse, the New York Times talked to people who form a loose-knit L.G.B.T. travel collective, Fagabond included. The author explored how a sense of nervousness and, as there has been since the beginning of the gay rights movement, a powerful feeling of defiance, may shape where we travel.
Fagabond was invited to judge the Philadelphia leg of the 3rd annual Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic – North America’s largest annual LGBT bartending competition. Mixologists across 15 North American cities demonstrate their talent and creativity as they vie to be named the 2016 Cocktail Classic Champion at the Grand Finale during Key West Pride 2016. Judges in Philadelphia included: Cooper Cheatham, Spirits Expert, Tom Snyder, 2015 Philadelphia Champion and Jim Werner, Co-Owner of Fagabond.
Fagabond was invited to be on a LGBT Travel panel with leading experts in gay, lesbian and gay adventure travel. Moderated by ManAboutWorld’s Ed Salvato, this group of savvy gay travelers discussed tours and cruises, not-to-miss events and up-and-coming hot spots around the world at the annual Philadelphia Travel and Adventure Show. Panelists included: Jody Cole, Owner, Wild Rainbow African Safaris; Mark Chesnut, New York City-based Journalist, Editor, Content Producer; Zach Moses, Vice President of HE Travel and Jim Werner, Co-Owner of Fagabond.
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Click below to hear Tim and John interview fagabond.com co-owners, Mike and Jim, about the website, how it started and its future, in its entirety.
What travel sites do you use to book your vacations? Purpleroofs.com ? HEtravel.com ? Some of the more well known mainstream sites?
When it comes to booking vacations, I’m a crazy obsessed planner. I have googlemaps and Gaycities and Orbitz and Kayak and everything all pulled up. My goal is to find a place at a good cost that’s near all the attractions, gay villages, bars, museums, restaurants, events, etc. It’s fun, exciting, stressful, time consuming, as well as a game I feel I can win, but as well need to win in order to have the best trip.
Fagabond Looks at Gay Destinations Outside the Obvious for The New York Times
June 1, 2014
A lot of people who enjoy travel, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, want to continuously add new cities to their “places I’ve been” list, so The New York Times asked us to suggest a lesser-known or up-and-coming LGBT hot spot that gays may overlook when making travel plans.
Jim Werner is co-owner of fagabond.com, a full-service LGBT travel-planning website. Jim was born in Philly, raised in Philly, and lives in Philly to this day. He believes in brotherly love so much, he works to promote Philly. In addition to running fagabond.com he works for the city’s tourism office building regional, state, and national relationships with brands like Southwest Airlines, American Express, Amtrak, Comcast and Logo TV to, you guessed it, bring people to Philly. Despite his undying devotion to Philadelphia, Jim loves all aspects of tourism and travel, which is why travel writing is so important to him.