Desert Gay Tourism Guild

Desert Gay Tourism Guild


The Mission statement of the Desert Gay Tourism Guild (DGTG) is to bring the business community together and work cooperatively in marketing and advertising efforts to increase tourism for the Greater Palm Springs area. The primary demographic will be the Lesbian, Bay, Bi-sexual, Transgendered (LGBT) travel market. The goal is to make the Greater Palm Springs area the premier vacation destination for the LGBT traveler.

The DGTG understands that as a group, we are greater than any one individual. We work closely with the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism to ensure that Gay Palm Springs is represented in the best way possible. We create special events and marketing campaigns specifically designed to get gay and lesbian visitors into the greater Palm Springs area.

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If you join or renew your membership with the DGTG today for just $175 per year (less than $15 per month), you can help us continue our efforts, ensure that these sorts of programs will continue, and also receive the following benefits: :

Increase awareness of your business to the LGBT market through promotional activities and targeted marketing campaigns

Inclusion of your business in DGTG-sponsored familiarization (fam) trips for the gay media that go beyond the existing Bureau of Tourism fam trips

FREE participation for your business in the DGTG's annual "SUMMER SPLASH" campaign that promotes DGTG members to the Southern California drive market (including a post-campaign summary report)

FREE inclusion in DGTG marketing materials that are distributed to local hotels and other local businesses and on the DGTG calendar of events

FREE promotion of your business’s events to members, media and other organizations

FREE listing and weblink on the DGTG web site and other promotional sites created as part of Guild publicity and/or promotions

FREE ability to use the Guild logo and other promotional logos created by the DGTG at your business and on your web site

FREE admission to all DGTG quarterly update meetings with organizations like the City of Palm Springs, the PS Bureau of Tourism and the CVB

FREE representation of your business at any event the DGTG attends, such as pride festivals, travel and trade shows and special events, especially in markets that are not already being serviced by the area’s tourism outreach programs

FREE listing in the new concierge desk map for DGTG member businesses and discounted display advertising on the map.

20% discount for advertising programs on, and FREE basic listing on the website for all DGTG members.

The ability to vote on DGTG initiatives, run for the Board of Directors, attend and participate in monthly Board Meetings.

To apply for Membership, or to renew your membership simply download and complete the membership form. Mail the completed form, along with your check for $175* for a one year membership to:

Desert Gay Tourism Guild,

P.O. Box 2881

Palm Springs, CA 92263-2881

Send direct email inquiries via our Contact Form.

*PLEASE NOTE: The DGTG's fiscal year runs from July 1 - June 30.




Michael Green

Triangle Inn Palm Springs


Bill Sanderson

Townie Bagels


Paul Pressman

El Mirasol Villas


Richardo Gomez

Tortuga del Sol

Board Members

Richard Altman - CCBC Resort

Eric Davis - GED Magazine

Mark Hunter - Escape Resort