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TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: BRANSON, MO - "Entertainment Capital of the Midwest"

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By Donald Pile and Ray Williams

Branson  is located between Kansas City, St. Louis, Little Rock, Tulsa and Memphis.  Unless you are driving you will need to fly directly into Branson or Springfield, Missouri.  FISK LIMOUSINES, www.fisklimo.com   has been serving the Branson and  Springfield area for over 30 years and they are the best of the best.  They will take care of all of your traveling needs in the area.   There are literally dozens and dozens of motels and hotels in Branson and like any other tourist destination, it is always best to go during the week.  The surrounding area of Branson has a lot of lakes to enjoy however most people go to Branson for the LIVE SHOWS ! and there are dozens of them ranging from cornball  comedy acts to sensational Broadway types of production and individual headline stars.   A few that we particularly enjoyed were:

RED:  Tom Mullica's Red Skelton Tribute.  This show was one of the FUNNIEST comedy routines that we have seen in years!  It is tr…

GayWhistler's WinterPRIDE GENERATES $9.0 MILLION TO THE PROVINCE OF BC

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Signature Winter Festival in Whistler generates $9.0 MILLION in Gay Tourism 

The twenty-first annual GayWhistler WinterPRIDE - Gay & Lesbian Ski/Snowboard week took place on February 3-10, 2013 and attracted visitors from around the world. Approximately three thousand gay and lesbian vacationers from 28 nations descended on the region with their friends over the eight day, sixty five events at the award winning ski resort of Whistler, BC, Canada.

This year the Resort Municipality of Whistler commissioned an economic impact study to better understand the overall value of the festival.  The report found spending made by participants, spectators and event organizers generated $9.0 million in economic activity for the Province of British Columbia.

Economic Activity
Total Industry Output representing direct and indirect expenditures generated by the event.
- Total to Province of British Columbia: $9.0 million
- Total to Whistler: $4.8 million

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Spending associated with the event suppo…