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Published: Sun April 16, 2006
By: Straight Dope

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Provincetown referred to as "Gay Ghetto" - Gay travlers invited elsewhere

Published: Tue November 07, 2006
By: Straight Dope


(original title: Marketers aim for gay customers)

During what some gays jokingly call “the dark ages” a decade or two ago, companies shunned the gay market out of ignorance or fear of a backlash.

Many cities and convention-and-visitors bureaus overlooked gay travelers. Marketing people lacked hard data to target gay consumers nationwide.

Today, the market for gay and lesbian consumers is highly coveted and hitting the mainstream in a huge way, say consultants, marketing professionals and executives.

The 16 million gay consumers 18 and…

Town Manager Keith Bergman now Al Gore flunky for Global Warming

Published: Thu November 02, 2006
By: Straight Dope

By Steve Desroches | Town Online

Publisher note: Original title is “Global warming a hot topic” Sorry but I couldn’t help renaming this ridiculous story. See my comments below.

It looked like a Hollywood disaster movie. Slide after slide showed what would happen if the world’s ocean rose by 20 feet as a result of melting polar ice caps in Antarctica, something that a majority of the globe’s scientists say is a very real possibility. Lower Manhattan would be underwater, as would much of the Netherlands. But the point was driven home by what Provincetown would look…

The Future of Tourism in Provincetown

Published: Sat August 26, 2006
By: Straight Dope | By Steve Desroches

For about 25 years, gay and lesbian tourists have been at the core of the tourism industry in Provincetown. This distinction as a gay and lesbian vacation mecca still garners national attention, as well as accolades. The popular gay-oriented website named Provincetown the “Best Gay Resort Town” for 2006 and the widely circulated gay travel newsletter Out Traveler gave the town the same designation in 2005.

However, despite all the attention, there is increasingly more and more competition for what studies say is an $11 billion gay tourist…

Provincetown opinions - Love, hate and suggestion box

Published: Sat April 01, 2006
By: Straight Dope

What do you love about Provincetown?

What do you hate about Provincetown?

What can be better in Provincetown?

Are you in favor of or against same sex marriage? How about gays in the military? What about pushy drag queens and tourist traps?

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