Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality

A Guide for Business Practice

Jeff Guaracino
Ed Salvato

250 pages
22 color illustrations
Hardcover, $90.00 ISBN: 978-1-939594-18-1
Softcover, $45.00 ISBN: 978-1-939594-17-4
E-book, $39.99 ISBN: 978-1-939594-19-8

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Forward Indies Finalist



“I’m impressed by the handbook that has been compiled by Jeff Guaracino and Ed Salvato (“Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality,” published by Harrington Park Press). Not only do they pull together the available research and insights regarding the potential of the LGBT travel market, there’s also lots of practical tips and case studies on how travel professionals and businesses and best engage with this high-value segment (click here for entire review).”
Gareth Johnson, travel news contributor to Gay Star News & “Medium”

“I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jeff Guarancino and Ed Salvato for many years. Their insights and expertise have contributed greatly to the success of my business, the Island House in Key West. It is gratifying to see their knowledge, amplified by interviews with industry veterans, shared through the Handbook of LGBT Tourism & Hospitality. The book is a complete hands-on guide, a vital tool for anyone needing to know how LGBT travel ‘works.’ I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
Jon Allen, Owner of the Island House in Key West

“Educational. Balanced. Entertaining. Practical. Required! These are just a few words that come to mind when reviewing this tremendous achievement. Jeff and Ed share invaluable insights that can only come with decades of personal experience and professional success in LGBT travel. They’ve formulated all that and more into a well-organized manual for any reader, from the doe-eyed newbie to the long-time veteran, to help set and achieve realistic goals. It can be read in one sitting or referenced throughout a career. Or both. Containing well-researched statistics, news references and numerous quotes and interviews among the spectrum of global LGBT travel pioneers and leaders, the entire world of LGBT travel is concentrated into this book. It is a must-read for everyone in the industry.”
Thomas Roth, President, Community Marketing & Insights

“Our human impulse to travel is grounded in curiosity, adventure and romance – whether we’re gay or straight. What often sets LGBT travel apart are our lifelong needs for community, acceptance and safety. Few writers are better than Jeff Guaracino and Ed Salvato to distill their expert knowledge across 6 continents into the best practices found in this one essential book, The Handbook of LGBT Tourism & Hospitality.”
Bob Witeck, President, Witeck Communications

“The importance of this book is to use the past to help navigate the future. Everything LGBT is changing exponentially and Jeff and Ed have come up with the critical methods of helping all of us in the industry improve not just the travel experience but our own brands.”
Charlie Rounds, Out Think Partners