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Who are Gay Welcome?

Gay Welcome not only helps you find 'gay-friendly' accommodation, it also helps you identify which hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses are 'gay-preferred'.

Gay Welcome was set up by GETA - the Gay European Tourism Association. GETA's mission is to make Europe a better place to travel to and within for gay tourists. GETA does this by raising awarness of the importance of the gay travel market, and by educating companies and organisations across Europe on how to better meet the needs of gay Travellers.


Gay Welcome was set up by GETA to help gay people traveling in and to Europe find hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and holiday accommodation that better meet their needs. Gay Welcome does this in two ways:

  • By filtering out gay-unfriendly accommodation
  • By helping you find 'gay-preferred' accommodation through reviews written by other gay Travellers


So Gay Welcome ensure you no longer have to worry about how hotel staff will react to you and your partner asking for a double bed. And it helps you find hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses run by people who understand gay guests better. Places furnished more to gay tastes. With staff who can advise you on local gay bars. Places where you feel you can really relax and be yourself.


GETA is run by :


Carlos Kytka

Carlos Kytka




Carlos has a background in hotel management in Austria, Germany and Great Britain. Educated at Modul Hotel Management School in Austria, Cornell University in the US, UCL in England and UFRJ in Brazil. As Head of the European operations of the IGLTA, Carlos was responsible for developing and implementing its strategy and programme for establishing the Association in this region.

Greg Taylor

Greg Taylor



Greg's background is in advertising, web marketing and gay tourism. He was an advertising copy writer for seven years in London, and then a Senior Strategic Planner, working for the Grey Group and M&C Saatchi, on accounts such as BT, Toyota, Sainsbury's and Pedigree. He now works in web marketing and gay tourism.

Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes
Communications Director


Paul has over 20 years' experience in public affairs, marketing and communications. He was divisional managing director of the world's largest public relations company, based in London. He is also a gay activist chairing two national gay lobbying groups in the UK. He now lives in the south of France, mainly to get a nice suntan.

Alex Charles

Alex Charles




Alex started his career in marketing at Safeway Supermarkets. He then moved into advertising and direct marketing, and was a senior account director at Claydon, Healey, Jones Mason in London, working on accounts such as Pepsi (Europe), Esso and Visa. He has worked in digital marketing for the past 9 years in the south of France, and runs a gay guesthouse.

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