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LOGO’S “NEWNOWNEXT TRAVELER’S CHOICE” HONORS THE BEST UP-AND-COMING TRAVEL DESTINATIONS AND SERVICES

Voters Can Choose Their Favorites on NewNowNext.com and Share Their Votes Via Twitter (#NNNTC) and Facebook

To Tweet this Release: http://logo.to/TWyA7R

NEW YORK, November 2, 2012 – Logo’s NewNowNext.com announced today the nominees for its fourth annual travel awards.  The newly-named “NewNowNext Traveler’s Choice” honors the best of the most stylish, most exciting and hottest destinations and travel services of tomorrow.  Staying on the pulse of tomorrow’s trends today, several new categories were added to this year’s list including “Bossest Beach” and “Critical Event.”

Logo appointed a nominating panel of global travel experts to determine what destinations, hotels, airlines and events best emulate the “next best thing” in the travel industry.  Joining the panel this year were noted travel editors and writers from Condé Nast Traveler, Condé Nast Traveller UK, Sherman’s Travel, Lonely Planet, New York magazine, Travel & Leisure, Out, The Advocate, Fodor’s, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Robb Report, and Harper’s Bazaar Australia.

However, it is up to the fans of NewNowNext to determine which nominees deserve the title of “NewNowNext Traveler’s Choice.”  Travel enthusiasts can vote for their favorites beginning today on NewNewNext.com.  Results will be announced in early December.

Voters can also share their top “NewNowNext Traveler’s Choice” categories on Facebook, which will then alert and encourage a voter’s friends or followers to sound-off on which nominees deserve such titles as “Sexiest Gay Bar,” “Ultimate Resort,” “Hottest Locals” and “Style Capital.”  To follow the latest about the “NewNowNext Traveler’s Choice” go to @NewNowNext and #NNNTC on Twitter and http://www.facebook.com/newnownext on Facebook.

Nominees for the Fourth Annual “NewNowNext Travel’s Choice”:

Sexiest Gay Bar

The Abbey (West Hollywood)

Berghain (Berlin)

XL (NYC)

Akbar (Los Angeles)

The Week (Rio de Janeiro)

Royal Phoenix (Montreal)

Ultimate Resort

Oberoi Udaivilas India

Amangiri Utah

Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

Singita Lebombo, South Africa

Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico

Hottest Locals

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Zurich, Switzerland

Medellin, Colombia

New York, NY

Tel Aviv, Israel

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Comeback City

Mexico City, Mexico

Johannesberg, South Africa

Las Vegas, Nevada

Naples, Italy

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

New Orleans, Louisiana

Indulgent Hotel Chain

Aman Resorts

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

Oetker Collection

The Peninsula Hotels

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Firmdale Hotels

Bossest Beach

Tulum Beach, Mexico

Punalu’lu Black Sand Beach, Hawaii

Fire Island, New York

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Byron Bay, Australia

Critical Event

Art Basel (Miami Beach)

Coachella (Palm Springs)

Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

Madrid Pride (Spain)

SXSW (Austin)

Wimbledon (London)

High Flying Airline

Virgin America

Air New Zealand

Delta Air Lines

Emirates

Singapore Airlines

Porter Air

Style Capital

Stockholm, Sweden

Brooklyn, New York

Paris, France

Tokyo, Japan

Berlin, Germany

Istanbul, Turkey

NNN Destination 2012

Burma

Marseilles, France

Cuba

Seoul, South Korea

Nashville, Tennessee

Antwerp, Flanders

ABOUT NEWNOWNEXT.COM

NewNowNext is the online destination for influencers who want to stay ahead of the curve with relevant, up to the minute lifestyle news.  The site’s tireless editors don’t follow trends, they anticipate them, with a finger on the pulse of what’s about to break big in music, TV, movies, culture, travel, style, design and tech.

NewNowNext’s Webby-award honored team of expert journalists, columnists, and video personalities feeds its aspirational audience’s increasing need for original ideas and advice on the new and about to be huge — be it the next “Downton Abbey,” the latest emerging fashion designer, a potentially awesome fitness novelty, or the everyone’s-about-to-talk-about-it hotel. With the help of the site’s savvy writers and consultants — some regular contributors or the celebrities, designers, artists and influencers the editors keep on speed-dial — NewNowNext whips together witty, sharp interviews, articles and videos on the topics everyone’s going to be about NEXT.

ABOUT LOGO

Logo celebrates one-of-a-kind personalities, unconventional stories and discovering what’s next—all through a mix of original and acquired entertainment that’s outrageous, smart and inclusive.  Entertaining a social, savvy audience of gay trendsetters, Logo also attracts a straight audience that wants to be ahead of the curve.  Launched in 2005, Logo is in over 51 million homes across the United States, and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, NewNowNext.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, and DowneLink.com.  Logo is part of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), which features a roster of popular and highly targeted brands that include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV. 

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CONTACTS

Jason Shumaker

212-846-7325

Jason.Shumaker@logostaff.com

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