Travel Weekly one of the largest and most prestigious travel trade publication in the U.S. has featured CM by Carlos Melia, and my comments about Gay Marriage and Gay Tourism in Argentina. To me is an honor to have the chance to express my point of view and have then publish by such important international travel publication. Read the full interview @ Travel Weekly. CM
(*) Special Thanks to Mario Correa from Travel Weekely for the interview.
This morning I woke up thinking… How GAY MARRIAGE, that has just been approved in Argentina, will affect and change the internal travel behavior of Argentinean gay couples.?. Will Gay Honeymoons open a new line of service and business for many to develop and commercialize. Not only that… but also will this mere declaration of equality turn into an important source of business possibilities that will roll a brand new line of services like wedding planners, Show performers,Wedding nights at Hotels, Gift lists among many others specialized into Gay Weddings.?
Also how all this favorable international marketing, that has ranked Argentina among one of the most advanced, friendly and mature countries in the world in regards of gay rights and benefits, will position our region as one of the preferred Gay travel hot spots in the world.
The travel pattern of single, coupled and married gay individuals have been changing dynamically over the years, from the old and traditional marketing concept of DINKS – Double Income No Kids to a more diverse pattern, where gay are allowed to get married, adopt among many other equal rights.
No wedding, gay or straight, is complete without a honeymoon. Interest in gay & lesbian honeymoons has rapidly grown as more countries legalize same-sex marriages. Gay Honeymoon in Argentina will be the new trend and I am already working on it to celebrate the union of two human beings that express the love for each other regardless the sexual orientation and/or gender. CONGRATULATIONS Argentina. !!! • CM
Argentina turns into the second country in the American continent and first in Latin America to approve Gay Marriage. Despite a strong and controversial opposition by the church, in a debate that lasted over 14 hours, with 33 votes in favor 27 against and 03 abstentions, it became a law during last night after a majority vote in favor in the government’s upper house.
The whole process and debate denotes a social / political / cultural growth in the Argentinean society, where those in favor and against had their chance to express their points of view and preferences.
The whole project was supported from the very beginning by the Kirshner presidential couple, with questionable internal fights between their current administration and strong critics by the highest authorities of the church. The perfect disguise for very controversial political and social times that Argentina is undergoing.
BUT the important issue is that from TODAY on, guys we can get married. Congratulations to those that have actively and openly fought and supported this project. NOW the questions is WHO WANTS TO MARRY ME 🙁 no one… anyone. ???