Your favourite airlines, hotel groups, tour operators and destinations.
US based GayTravel.com – a trusted resource for LGBT travelers across the globe – today announced the winners of the inaugural Gay Travel Awards.
Since 1999, GayTravel has served the LGBT community by providing information and raising awareness of inclusive travel companies and destinations where travelers can research, plan, and book memorable, lifetime travel experiences.
GayTravel Chief Visionary Officer Steve Rohrlick said, “The GayTravel Awards are a natural extension of our brand. The goal of these awards is two-fold: first, to recognize and showcase select inclusive travel-related companies and destinations who meet the exacting standards of our discerning audience; and second, to inspire other companies and brands around the world to continually raise their service levels and amenities while encouraging a broad spirit of inclusiveness.”
Here we reveal the winners in all categories.
Airline, Commuter: Cape Air
Airline, International: Virgin Atlantic
Airline, US: Southwest
Beach of the Year: 12th Street Beach, South Beach, Miami
Bed & Breakfast of the Year: The Candleberry Inn
Cruise Line of the Year: Royal Caribbean International
Destination of the Year: Las Vegas
Event of the Summer: Out in the Vineyard
Event of the Winter: Whistler Gay Pride & Ski Festival
Gay Bar of the Year: The Abbey West Hollywood
Gay Pride of the Year: Madrid
Gayborhood of the Year: Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta
Hotel Collection of the Year: Starwood Hawaii
Hotel Luxury, Europe: Hotel Alpine Palace
Hotel Luxury, US: The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
Hotel of the Year: ME Cabo
Hotel, Wedding: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
Spa of the Year: The Meadowood Spa
Theater/Show of the Year: Hamilton Tour Operator of the Year: (tie) HE Travel & Oscar Wilde Tours