Spartacus in Berlin

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The mayor of Berlin with the Spartacus cover model.
BERLIN. During the traditional International Tourism Bureau (ITB) opening walk around the governing mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, met the cover model of the SPARTACUS International Gay Guide Davey Wavey. Whether "Wowi" already belonged to Davey Waveys big fan community before, is open to speculation.
As in the past years the SPARTACUS International Gay Guide was exhibited in the Pink Pavilion. For the third year running users and those interested could discover the gay world with help from this travel guide. The SPARTACUS app available for one year now – is the digital version of the guide for mobile devices. Shortly a completely revised and improved version 2.0 for iPhone will be available. The Android version follows in the course of this year.
Once again at this year's international tourism fair there was a clearly perceptible interest at the Pink Pavilion. The offer was bigger and more varied this year. Alongside the SPARTACUS “family” there were the US magazines The Advocat and OUT, the destinations Key West, Gran Canaria, Vienna and Prague, as well as the tour operator Dertour. Gay-lesbian travel was never bigger than in 2013!
The ITB with around 172,000 visitors and 10.644 exhibitors is the world leading tourism fair. Here the whole variety of the travel is presented: countries, organizers, reservation systems, hotels and all the others who would like to make the best weeks of the year even more pleasant for their customers. Since 2003 there have been different gay-lesbian travel offers available, but since 2010 Gay and Lesbian Travel is an official segment.
For the last 42 years the SPARTACUS International Gay Guide has been published annually and since 1987by the Bruno Gmünder publishing company, based in Berlin. Whether these are addresses are for hotels in Palm Springs, bars in Hong Kong or discos in Buenos Aires – no other guide offers such extensive and topical information about the places where gay men can feel welcome and be themselves.
The Bruno Gmünder publishing company was founded in 1981 in Berlin. Today the enterprising group with approximately 80 full-time employees belongs to the market leaders worldwide in the area of gay media. With numerous publications from magazines, travel guides, photographic books, comic and non-fiction books - offering a big variety of themes. The SPARTACUS International Gay Guide is the most important guides by this publisher.
Article written for Bruno Gmuender Public Relations by Ralf Ruehrmeier.
Clifford Cunningham

Clifford Cunningham is a planetary scientist currently affiliated with the National Astronomical Research Institute. He did his PhD work in the history of astronomy at James Cook University, and has undergraduate degrees in science and ancient history from the University of Waterloo. He is the author of 12 books on asteroids and the history of science. In 1999 he appeared on the TV show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Asteroid 4276 was named in his honour by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in 1990.

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