Orient-Express Trains and Cruises has announced that the following are now members of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association: the Road to Mandalay, the Eastern & Oriental Express, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and Afloat in France. All of these haut modes of transport provide stunning journeys on rails and water.
· The Road to Mandalay travels up and down the Ayeyarwady River for three, four, or seven nights between the pagoda city of Bagan and royal Mandalay with a variety of itineraries.
· The classic Eastern & Oriental Express itineraries are the two-night journeys between Singapore and Bangkok and the three-night journeys between Bangkok and Singapore through the Malay Peninsula. They’ve recently introduced the new Chronicles of Southeast Asia, which are a series of three- and six-night rail voyages through Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, and Singapore.
· The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the classic art deco train that travels the iconic trip between Paris and Istanbul.
· Afloat in France is a fleet of several barges that travel through the canals of Burgundy, Provence, and Languedoc.