Are you a travel agent looking for some unique LGBT+ trip opportunities for your clients?

In case you don't know us already, we're David and Auston, but you can call us Two Bad Tourists. We started this blog as a resource for LGBT+ travelers featuring international gay-friendly destinations, festivals and events. We aim to inspire LGBT+ people to explore the world wherever they might want to go, while offering travel tips and advice we've picked up after 10 years on the road. In addition to being professional bloggers for nearly a decade, we're also ASTA and IGLTA members as well as an IATA Accredited agency. Since 2018, we've hosted our own trips to Greece and Croatia and we added Spain to the mix in 2022. And that's where you come in! By helping us promote and sell these trips to your clients, we'll pay you a 5%-10% commission on bookings.

Our first hosted trip started in Croatia and then the following year we sailed the Greek Islands. Since we first started our own trips in 2018 we have hosted over 70 guests on some amazing summer adventures. We've enjoyed getting to know readers of our blog and our social media followers since we all share the same passion. We've had a blast on all these trips and gotten such great feedback from our guests that we decided to expand our hosted trips in 2022 and 2023. In fact, we recently sent out a survey to get feedback on where our readers would like to travel with us. The data came back with an overwhelming interest in 3 destinations—Spain, Greece and Croatia—and we can't say we're surprised!

While all incredibly different, each country offers amazing travel opportunities. Croatia and Greece are amazing for sailing and Spain is laid back and gay-friendly. So for 2023, we're excited to announce that we're partnering again with Pride Sailing Holidays to promote not just one but two gay sailing itineraries to both Croatia and Greece. In 2023, we won't personally be able to host and join your clients, but we have no doubt they'll have an amazing week with the Pride Sailing Holidays team as we've sailed these trips many times with them ourselves. But this actually means we are working with them to promote all their scheduled departure dates giving your clients even more options, plus pre and post tour add-ons to extend their trips. And in addition, we will be personally hosting our 2nd edition of our Barcelona & Sitges gay group tour in May 2023, after a successful launch of this trip in 2022.

Want to learn more? Check out the three trips below and let us know if you're interested in working together to promote these incredible destinations to your clients. If you're interested in collaborating, you can contact us here and we'll get back in touch.

Gay Group Tour of Barcelona and Sitges

Dates: May 11-17, 2023
Destination/Route: Barcelona and Sitges, Spain
Trip Type: Gay group trip (10-20 guests)
Hosted by: Two Bad Tourists, yep that’s us!
Base Price: First 4 guests, €1,795 per person.  Remaining guests, €1,895 per person. 
Commission: 10% on the total base price of the trip. Base price excludes optional add-ons like the single supplement or extra room nights.
Click here to download the trip itinerary

Spain is an amazing destination and it's one of the most progressive places in the world for the LGBT+ community. We've partnered with The Queer Travel who helped assemble the itinerary of this gay Spain group tour and will manage the reservations as well as all the on-the-ground logistics. This will be an awesome gay group trip so your clients can come with a friend, that special someone or even come alone. In fact, many guests on our hosted trips are solo travelers so they won't be alone and they can make new friends while we explore together. Spain is famous around the world for its cultural traditions, great beaches, history and welcoming atmosphere. As the third country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage back in 2005, it’s no surprise that Spain is welcoming to the LGBT+ community. For the 2nd year, we'll be the hosts on this incredible trip to Barcelona and Sitges where you can tickle your imagination with images of flamenco dancers in the night, sounds of wine glasses clashing amongst Spanish banter, infinite tapas landing on your table and the sea breeze lightly brushing your skin as the water crashes onto the coast. The Spaniards live with passion and a thirst for life. Open your heart, mind and drink it in. Let us show you the magic of this amazing destination.

Croatia Gay Sailing

Dates: there are 6 scheduled departure dates in July, August and September 2023
Destination/Route: Split to Dubrovnik, Croatia
Type: Small Boat (8 guests per boat)
Dress code: Clothing-optional 
Hosted by: Pride Sailing Holidays
Base Price: €1,490 per person 
Commission: Unfortunately, we cannot pay commission on this 7-day sailing trip. 

Pride Sailing Holidays will be the hosts on this awesome gay Croatia sailing trip and they’ll also have a certified skipper to pilot the boat. Your clients can enjoy an island-hopping vacation around the beautiful Croatian coastline with gay guests from around the world. They’ll stop at the best gay-friendly locations in the area to explore, as well as great beaches for an afternoon dip. They'll arrive in port with enough time to explore the island, relax on our private yacht or find a nice cocktail sunset bar. The amazing destinations include Dubrovnik, the famous island of Vis, Hvar with its buzzing nightlife and fine dining, plus get the opportunity to party in Split’s bars and clubs. We’ve hosted this trip since 2018 and it’s one of our favorite weeks of the year. Croatia is the ideal place for sailing with smooth seas, beautiful coastline and fun ports with lots of activities and well-equipped facilities.

Greece Gay Sailing

Dates: July 1st – 8th, 2023
Destination/Route: Round trip from Athens, Greece
Type: Small Boat (8 guests per boat)
Dress code: Clothing-optional
Hosted by: Pride Sailing Holidays
Base Price: €1,590 per person forward cabin. €1,690 per person master cabin.  €495 per person Athens pre-tour. €1,195 per person Mykonos & Santorini post-tour.
Commission: 8% on the total base price of the pre and post-tours only. Base price excludes optional add-ons like single supplement or extra room nights. We cannot pay commission on the 7-day sailing trip itself. However, we can offer a commission on the optional pre and post-tours. But, if your client books both the pre and post-tour add-ons, we can then extend a 5% commission on the sailing portion itself. 

Due to the past years’ success and popularity of these sailing trips in both Croatia and Greece, we are expanding our partnership with Pride Sailing Holidays for both a Croatia and a gay Greece gay sailing trip in the same summer season. So depending on your clients' choice of destination or available time off, they can join either one, or both! For Greece in 2023 we specifically chose Athens as the departure port since it makes booking flights simple with lots of direct options from Europe and abroad. The itinerary from Athens features a variety of islands and mainland ports including Hydra, Spetses, Porto Heli, Ermioni, Poros and Agistri. This group of islands known as the Saronics offers picturesque and energetic stops to discover local culture, classical architecture and the best of Greek cuisine, all while enjoying breathtaking islands, ports and local hospitality. It's the side of Greece where sailors gravitate due to its gentle winds and calm seas and is the perfect sailing spot. Add on a few days in Athens before or after the trip to explore the history of this Ancient Greek city.

Are you interested in offering these trips to your travel clients?  If so, please contact us here and we'll get back in touch. We can support your marketing efforts by offering images, video and text to help market the trip via your sales channels.