The mission of the Gay Travel Awards is to recognize and promote select LGBTQ+ welcoming properties, events, destinations, and travel-related companies around the world. These distinguished organizations lead by example and help to inspire other companies and brands to follow their spirit of inclusiveness and acceptance. This year, 23 winners were selected from hundreds of nominees.
“The Gay Travel Awards support and promote LGBTQ+ travel and tourism by identifying and rewarding select organizations which exemplify a spirit of inclusiveness, superb customer service, and hospitality excellence,” said Charlie Rounds, Editor of GayTravel.com.
This year’s Gay Travel Award sponsors were Andrew Christian and MËNAJI Advanced Men’s Skin Care.
A complete list of this year’s categories and winners are listed alphabetically below and on the Gaytravel.com blog:
Airline – Southwest Airlines
Bed & Breakfast / Inn – Inn on the Alameda (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Car Rental – Advantage Rent a Car
Cruise Line – Disney Cruise Line
Destination – Banff & Lake Louise, Canada
Event – Gay Wine Weekend (Sonoma, CA)
Hidden Gem – Kahanda Kanda (Sri Lanka)
Hotel, Bar – Fifty Mils, Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
Hotel, Beach Resort – The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands)
Hotel, Boutique – XV Beacon (Boston, MA)
Hotel, Business – Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Hotel, Casino – San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Hotel, City – The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
Hotel, Family – Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress (Orlando, FL)
Hotel, Golf – Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort &
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa (Palm Springs, CA)
Hotel, Honeymoon – Sri panwa, Phuket (Thailand)
Hotel, Luxury – The St. Regis Mexico City
Hotel, Pride – The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta
Hotel, Spa & Wellness – Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve (Puerto Rico)
Hotel, Wedding – South Seas Island Resort (Captiva Island, FL)
Pride – NYC Pride
Tour Operator – HE Travel
About the Gay Travel Awards:
The mission of the Gay Travel Awards is to recognize and promote select destinations and travel-related companies around the globe. These distinguished organizations lead by example and help to inspire and challenge other companies and brands to follow their spirit of inclusiveness as well as to constantly improve their amenities and service levels for the LGBTQ+ Community.
For more information on the awards, please visit www.gaytravelawards.com.
GayTravel connects the LGBTQ+ community with gay-friendly destinations, hotels, cruises, tours, events, entertainment, attractions, clubs, and restaurants throughout the world. Their mission is to provide the community with safe, welcoming, and curated recommendations to ensure that every vacation is both pleasurable and memorable.