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Travel: Tried & Tested

Wed 16 May, 2012
By Robert Ingham

In March 2011, was named in “The Top 50 Travel Websites

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FURTHER AFIELD - Gay travel accomodation

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When Simon Forrester and Andrew Craven identified that there was no travel accommodation website targeting the affluent gay professional audience – people who were looking for looking for places to stay where they would be assured of a sincere welcome, as well as properties of quality, style and character – they decided to create their own website.

Work on the idea for furtherafield,com began in 2009 and in January 2010 it was launched. Simon and Andrew have used their combined 40-plus years of experience in marketing, communications and business development to create a niche travel website that has gone from strength to strength. Further Afield is also becoming increasingly popular with a straight audience that likes the inclusive and stylish approach, and because all the properties featured on the site welcome everyone – gay and straight.

Since launching with just 30 properties in the UK, furtherafield,com now features 140 properties in eight countries, with new ones being personally inspected and added all the time. In March 2011, was named in “The Top 50 Travel Websites” in The Information, published by the national newspaper, The Independent.


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