Are you a member of the GLBT community and wondering "Where I can go? What can I do?" And more importantly, "Where is it safe for me to go?"
The answer is as simple as looking for the registered logo TAG approved.
TAG approved is part of Community Marketing, inc, a proudly owned and operated gay business located in San Francisco, Ca. that has been in business since 1992. There is a 131 page travel guide that can be down loaded or you can use their online reader. This is not just another travel guide. Most travel guides list businesses based on how much money they pay to advertise in the guide. The CMI travel guide has a lot of useful information for the GLBT traveler wanting to see the world plus a list of TAG approved businesses.
Just what is TAG approved? There are six qualifications for a business to be TAG approved. It must:
1. enforce non-discriminatory policies including which includes sexual orientation.
2. treat employees and domestic partners equally in personnel policies.
3. provide LGBT diversity and sensitivity training for employees.
4. empower customers and employees to be the watchdogs of its gay and lesbian business practices.
5. give back to the community.
6. employ staff that reflects the diversity of their community.
What does TAG approved mean for you, the GLBT traveler? It means choose where you want to go knowing the businesses and attractions will accept you as a person and are not just hanging a sign saying "gay friendly" to get your travel dollars.
So, whether you are traveling the world or just looking for something in your community, the TAG approved Travel Guide should be at the top of your bookmarks list. The TAG approved web site also has a quick search function to find accommodations and attractions in any particular area.
If you own, or know of, a business that can meet the six requirements for approval, the TAG approved web site also has a link to apply for approval. More information about Community Marketing, Inc. can be found here.
Now quit procrastinating. Get out there and enjoy life!