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The world’s most gay-friendly travel operators

Just as Sydney is about to be immersed in its annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festivities, GayTravel.com has revealed who has been crowned in its Gay Travel Awards.

The trusted website for LGBT travellers launched its awards this year, and recognise travel and hospitality providers that embody an inclusive spirit and are constantly improving their services to make the LGBT community feel welcome.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii was named Hotel Collection of the Year, while Virgin Atlantic took home its international airport award, and Las Vegas snagged the crown for the Destination category.

GayTravel Chief Visionary Officer Steve Rohrlick said, “The goal of the GayTravel Awards is two-fold: first, to recognise and showcase select inclusive travel-related companies and destinations that resonate with 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.”

Check out all the winners here:

  1. Airline, Commuter: Cape Air
  2. Airline, International: Virgin Atlantic
  3. Airline, US: Southwest
  4. Beach of the Year: 12th Street Beach, South Beach, Miami
  5. Bed & Breakfast of the Year: The Candleberry Inn
  6. Cruise Line of the Year: Royal Caribbean International
  7. Destination of the Year: Las Vegas
  8. Event of the Summer: Out in the Vineyard, Gay Wine Weekend
  9. Event of the Winter: Whistler Gay Pride & Ski Festival
  10. Gay Bar of the Year: The Abbey West Hollywood
  11. Gay Pride of the Year: Madrid
  12. Gayborhood of the Year: Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta
  13. Hotel Collection of the Year: Starwood Hawaii
  14. Hotel Luxury Europe: Hotel Alpine Palace
  15. Hotel Luxury, US: The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
  16. Hotel of the Year: ME Cabo
  17. Hotel, Wedding: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
  18. Spa of the Year: The Meadowood Spa
  19. Theater/ Show of the Year: Hamilton
  20. Tour Operator of the Year: (TIE) He Travel& Oscar Wilde Tours

 



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