Gogenko, your new gay travel partner. Proudly.
Welcome to Gogenko.com, your LGBTQ+ travel companion. Our idea: to simply provide you with all the gay travel offers and events aimed at the LGBTQ+ community, on a single website.
A project that must face up to the pandemic
For the record, Gogenko Travels & Events Inc. was supposed to start its activities in March 2020, at the same time as the Covid-19 pandemic was gradually spreading across the planet. At that point, we were preparing for a small postponement, without any significant consequences. It was, after all, just an illness that we could deal with quickly…
But on March 18, 2020, the axe falls: a complete lockdown here in Canada, with the historic closure of our international borders. No one really believed it. Europe and Asia, however, were already in a very delicate situation.
Now, it’s April 2021, and we have been living -or rather experiencing- this unprecedented situation for more than a year, regardless of our age, our community or our continent. No one could have imagined that a third wave of contamination would hit the world at the time of publishing this article.
Today, we have little visibility on the situation. When are we going to live ‘normally’ again? When will we be able to travel again? As the weather gets warmer, we all hope to be able to enjoy time with family, friends, in a bar, at home or on the other side of the world again.
However, one thing is for sure: this pandemic will be over one day and it’s about time to give ourselves some hope and to start planning for the post-Covid era.
Why did you develop a gay travel site?
Gay tourism has become more and more structured over the last few years and we are happy to see that many blogs are developing and guiding our community, each with its own particularity or specialization.
Making it simple and easy is the goal of Gogenko.com. We do this by bringing together, structuring, simplifying and highlighting all the LGBTQ+ travel offers available in the world, which are promoted and addressed to the community. Also and most importantly, we want to identify the authenticity of the service. Some offers, because they fly the rainbow flag, claim to be “LGBT” but actually haven’t taken the proper step back to have a real appropriate positioning.
Creating an LGBTQ+ travel website has been a long term project that has required several adjustments over the last few years.
A partner to plan your gay trip
Gogenko.com is committed to meeting your expectations and wants to be accessible to as many people as possible, which is why the site will be available in different languages, starting with English and French. Its ambition will be to recommend the most relevant gay travel destinations for your location, whether you live in Toronto, Madrid or San Francisco.
What are you going to find on Gogenko.com?
- The LGBTQ+ journey
A complete selection of accommodations, tours, guesthouses and gay travel guides, in a new and simplified version. Gogenko will gradually integrate all gay-friendly destinations around the world.
- Gay events
We will list and market a selection of festivals, tours, concerts and other gay events around the world. In the future, we will create our own events with partners.
100% new, 100% gay, Gogenko.com is entering the world of gay tourism and is choosing, right away, to inspire you for the future. Some events such as the Worldpride 2021 in Copenhagen in August, are expected to take place, if the situation allows.
Important: some of the site’s features and sections are currently unavailable and the range of offers will be voluntarily limited for a few more weeks due to the pandemic.
Anyway, I’d like to welcome you all to your new gay travel website. Take care of yourself!
Main photo of the article: under license Shutterstock, thanks to Marina Ivanova.
Closing photo of the article: under license Shutterstock, thanks to lazyllama.