GayTravel Chief Visionary Officer Steve Rohrlick said: "This year has been another challenging one for travelers. With the pandemic ebbing and flowing across the globe and the uncertainty related to the latest Omicron variant, many are restricted from traveling or waiting for a safer time. The Gay Travel Awards affords us all a moment to focus on the industry’s best as a prologue to getting back out there."
The Gay Travel Awards support and promote LGBTQ+ travel and tourism by identifying and rewarding select destinations, properties, events, influencers, and other organizations that exemplify a spirit of inclusiveness and hospitality excellence. These distinguished winners lead by example and inspire other inclusive companies and brands.
Every year, especially now, The Gay Travel Awards offer something to look forward to while inspiring future travel. The Gay Travel Awards are akin to The Oscars® for LGBTQ+ travelers.
Returning for its sophomore year, "The Gay Travel Influencers" category consists of creators who inspire travel with their inclusive spirit, a drive for diversity, and a desire to change the world for the better.
The 2021 Gay Travel Awards Winners by category appear alphabetically below:
Delta Airlines, Atlanta, Georgia
BED & BREAKFAST/ INN
Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Alberta, Canada
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, St. Louis, Missouri
Aruba, Lesser Antilles, Caribbean
DESTINATION, CITY (US)
San Francisco, California
DESTINATION, CITY (NON-US)
Puerto Rico, Caribbean
Banff & Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
Costa Rica, Central America
Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts
GAY TRAVEL INFLUENCERS
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
HOTEL, BEST VALUE
AC Hotel, Guadalajara, Mexico
Moxy NYC Chelsea, New York
San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Puerto Rico
HOTEL, CITY NON US
W Mexico City, Mexico
HOTEL, CITY US (TIE)
Fairmont Austin, Texas
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, California
Orlando World Center Marriott, Florida
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, Playa Herradura, Costa Rica
Saii Lagoon Maldives, Maldives Islands
HOTEL, LGBTQ+ SCENE
Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa, Florida
Zadún, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, San José del Cabo, Mexico
W Aspen & The Sky Residences at W Aspen, Colorado
HOTEL, PET FRIENDLY
XV Beacon Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
HOTEL, SPA & WELLNESS
Carneros Resort and Spa, Napa, California
HOTEL, TROPICAL HIDEAWAY
The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands
W Punta de Mita, Mexico
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, California
PRIDE (NON US)
Pride Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pride Northwest, Portland, Oregon
GayTravel connects the LGBTQ+ community with gay-friendly destinations, hotels, cruises, tours, events, entertainment, attractions, clubs, and restaurants worldwide. Their mission is to provide the community with safe, welcoming, and curated recommendations to ensure that every vacation is both pleasurable and memorable. Wherever the journey ends, it begins with GayTravel.com!
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