Gay Travel Has Never Been Easier for Everybody - From the Upwardly Mobile to Those Who've Arrived

"Bump!" television series reveals hot, new pocket apps for global adventure-seekers

Jun 10, 2010, 13:42 ET from FanTrust Entertainment Strategies

TORONTO, June 10 /PRNewswire/ - From the producers of the world's most watched gay and lesbian travel series and Canada's most successful gay TV show export, comes a spunky new multimedia app series for smart phones: Bump! Travel Guides (

Download a Bump! Travel Guide and you're good to go to any one of 12 gay-friendly destinations: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Miami, Montreal, Mykonos, Paris, Puerto Vallarta, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney. The Guides feature saucy videos, top travel tips and big pride events, all packaged in a sleek and sexy design for BlackBerry, iPhone and iPod Touch. These apps are supported in part by the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

"Our mobile guides stand out because they offer a visually rich experience, are wickedly fun and can get you into all sorts of trouble, if that's what you're looking for," says Les Tomlin, Executive Producer of Bumper2Bumper Media, the company behind the Bump! television series and mobile guides.

Bump! Travel Guides promise to keep people updated and connected to the local scene. "Keeping things fresh and current is critical, because in the gay market businesses tend to come and go more quickly than in the straight market," notes Tomlin. And with a handy feature for rating local hot-spots, travelers can also share their experiences and shout out their favorites.

"People on the road don't want a hundred choices for what to do, where to go or when to party. They want the top 10 choices and that's what we offer - a chic and crisply edited selection, based on destinations we know best," says Tomlin. And for tourists who may want to support GLBT establishments, the Bump! Travel Guides specifically identify International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association member businesses.

Packed with multimedia, Bump! Travel Guides offer video clips from Bump! TV, pictures, GPS maps, one-click phone numbers and links for the best places to eat, shop and party, average temperature and currency info - and a "Play" feature for more fun. The apps will also provide contests, promotions, prizes and sponsorship opportunities.

Bump! Travel Guides are powered by Metranome (, a leading mobile media solutions company, and can be downloaded for $2.99 each. Once downloaded, the guides do not require Wi-Fi or data connectivity, saving travelers expensive carrier charges. And, for a limited time, everybody can get the Antwerp guide for free to celebrate both the city's gay pride festival and International Gay and Lesbian Tourism Association global convention in June. To access the guides, visit

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