Great news from Babaiola, the travel and experiences search-engine dedicated to the gay community!

On Sep 26th, the startup has partnered with Alpitour, one of the main Italian Tour Operator, to operate in the LGBT market. With this partnership, Babaiola will help Alpitour to select the most appropriate LGBT holiday solutions.

For the winter season, Babaiola has identified over 50 destinations among trendy ones including, for example, Spain, Mexico, Cuba as well as more exotic destinations like Zanzibar, Vietnam, Thailand.

In this first phase, you can buy holiday packages in travel agencies in the Milan area, then the project will be extended to other realities as well.

"This is an important agreement that marks a fundamental step in the Italian tourism industry - says Nicola Usala, CEO of Babaiola - the gay-friendly market is young, booming and unexplored by the major tourist agencies. We are convinced our users and the whole community will be enthusiast about the initiatives starting next month, I suggest you stay tuned!"

This partnership isn't Babaiola's only good news. On August 2017, the startup started an equity crowdfunding campaign on CrowdFundMe that went on "overfunding" reaching 130% of the target.

"We will use the funds to expand the team, improve the product and make it more and more competitive and reach a wider audience" continues Nicola Usala.

Well, kudos both for the partnership and the crowdfunding, let's see what will happen in the future!