13 Jan 2014
January 13, 2014

Travel Companies Tune Their Gaydar

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Our latest travel story for  TravelWeekly.com Why are more and more travel and tourism-related companies specifically targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travelers? We recently attended the 14th annual LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Conference, organized by Community Marketing, and here are some of the answers we got: We’re DINKs At least that’s what the.. read more →

Costa Mesa, CA  – Entrepreneurs and businessmen, Jim Burba and Bob Hayes, of the global hotel investment event company, Burba Hotel Network,  based in Orange County, California, continue to become entertainment powerhouses and benefactors in the world of both entertainment and art. Jim Burba and Bob Hayes are Presenting Sponsors of “Sparkle NYC”, produced and.. read more →

Is this a fun shot, or what? Here we are with our good friend Brad White, funny man Bruce Vilanch, and the fabulous Carol Channing at the HRC Garden Party in Palm Springs, held at our house earlier this month. Brad was the Party co-chair, and Ms. Channing presented Bruce with the Visibility Award. read more →

New York City Concert to Benefit the Programs and Services of The Actors Fund New York City – Star-studded holiday benefit SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert returns for 2nd year at XL Cabaret on Sunday, December 1st, 2013 at 7:30pm with proceeds benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund. Haul out the holly.. read more →

We were honored to host Senator Barbara Boxer at our home for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Palm Springs Garden Party. With her rousing speech, the Senator inspired a sold out crowd of 750 HRC friends and supporters.  It was a great day! More photos of the Garden Party to come. read more →

We had an amazing time at Lorna Luft’s Pink Party at Birdland in New York City.  The superstar cast included Lorna’s sister Liza Minnelli, and talented friends Nick Adams, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jim Caruso, Julie Garnye, Kelly King, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Phyllis Newman, Marcia Strassman, and musical director Colin Freeman. The two Monday night musical.. read more →

Burba & Hayes were recently profiled in Palm Springs Life magazine.  Read the complete story. A bright-yellow smiley-face flag snaps with each gust of wind that blows through the yard of the idyllic Johnny Mercer estate in the Mesa neighborhood of South Palm Springs. “This is our happy place,” says Bob Hayes, as he sets.. read more →

We travel a lot for business. We travel a lot for pleasure. And occasionally we travel just for a cocktail or two.  Here are a dozen must-have beverages from some of our favorite destinations. 1. Piña Coladas in Key West, Florida It was a hot August night, and we had just about melted into the.. read more →

Over That Rainbow Lies a Pot of Gay Travel Gold The days of confused glances by the hotel desk clerk when we asked for one room/one bed are quickly receding into the past. Sure, we still get a confused look now and then when we check into a hotel, but the light is definitely shining.. read more →

We recently had the opportunity to travel to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a magical place of color, Spanish colonial architecture, friendly people, and the “good life” that has attracted many people from the US and Canada.  We had a great time in a large vacation house, just a couple blocks from the main square,.. read more →