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TripOutGay recognizes Rio de Janeiro as ‘gay friendly’

November 5, 2009

Gay FriendlyExciting news for GLBT tourists: Rio de Janeiro has been named “best global destination” by TripOutGayTravel site. For years, GLBT tourists have been reveling in Rio de Janeiro’s “gay-friendly” atmosphere—and are thrilled that the city is finally getting the recognition it deserves.

The Marvelous City faced strong competition from Barcelona, Buenos Aires, London, Montreal and Sydney – who were all in the running for the “best global destination” category of the TripOut Gay Travel Awards.

“This is a victory that reinforces the vocation of Rio de Janeiro as one of the best tourist destinations in the world. Rio welcomes all with open arms and would not be different with the GLBT audience,” says the Special Secretary of Tourism and President to Riotur, Antonio Pedro Figueira de Mello. “And it’s only going to improve: we fully support the campaign to choose Rio as the best gay destination in the world and we are increasingly improving the quality of service to this community.”