2016 Gay Travel Award Winners Revealed

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Hollywood, CA - Dec 29, 2016 - ​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.

…to inspire other companies and brands around the world to continually raise their service levels and amenities while encouraging a broad spirit of inclusiveness.

Steve Rohrlick, Chief Visionary Officer

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.”

A complete list of this year’s categories and winners are listed alphabetically below:

Airline, Commuter: Cape Air
https://www.capeair.com/

Airline, International: Virgin Atlantic
​​​http://www.virginatlantic.com/

Airline, US: Southwest
https://www.southwest.com/lgbtoutreach/

Beach of the Year: 12th Street Beach, South Beach, Miami
http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/culture/articles/14/top-10-gay-beaches.html

Bed & Breakfast of the Year: The Candleberry Inn http://www.gaytravel.com/gay-friendly-hotels/the-candleberry-inn-on-cape-cod

​​Cruise Line of the Year: Royal Caribbean International
http://www.gaytravel.com/gay-blog/royal-caribbean-is-coming-out-for-equality​

Destination of the Year: Las Vegas
http://www.gaytravel.com/gay-guides/las-vegas

Event of the Summer: Out in the Vineyard
http://www.outinthevineyard.com

Event of the Winter: Whistler Gay Pride & Ski Festival
http://www.gaytravel.com/gay-events/whistler-pride-ski-festival

Gay Bar of the Year: The Abbey West Hollywood
http://www.theabbeyweho.com​

Gay Pride of the Year: Madrid
​http://www.gaytravel.com/2016-pride-of-the-year-madrid​​​

Gayborhood of the Year: Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta
​http://www.gaytravel.com/gay-guides/puerto-vallarta

Hotel Collection of the Year: Starwood Hawaii
​​http://www.gaytravel.com/gay-friendly-hotels/starwood-hawaii

Hotel Luxury, Europe: Hotel Alpine Palace ​​
​http://www.gaytravel.com/gay-friendly-hotels/the-alpine-palace

Hotel Luxury, US: The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale ​
​http://www.gaytravel.com/gay-friendly-hotels/the-ritz-carlton-fort-lauderdale

Hotel of the Year: ME Cabo
http://www.gaytravel.com/gay-friendly-hotels/me-cabo

Hotel, Wedding: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
​http://www.gaytravel.com/gay-friendly-hotels/grand-hyatt-kauai-resort-and-spa

Spa of the Year: The Meadowood Spa
http://www.gaytravel.com/gay-friendly-hotels/meadowood-napa-valley

Theater/Show of the Year: Hamilton ​​
​http://www.hamiltonbroadway.com/

Tour Operator of the Year: (tie) HE Travel & ​Oscar Wilde Tours

http://www.gaytravel.com/gay-friendly-tours/he-travel-gay-argentina-patagonia

http://www.gaytravel.com/gay-friendly-tours/gay-history-of-new-york-oscar-wilde-tours

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 other companies and brands around the world to follow their spirit of inclusiveness as well as to constantly improve their amenities and service levels.

For more information on the awards, please visit: www.gaytravelawards.com

About GayTravel:

The GayTravel brand is widely considered the equivalent of the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” among LGBT travelers – a trust that has been forged over 20 years.  GayTravel provides their audience with valuable resources to help them plan memorable travel experiences.  Millions of LGBT travelers rely on GayTravel each year for the best places to stay, the best tours and cruises, the latest events and the hottest dining and nightlife trends.  The company connects its loyal and affluent audience with our hand-selected travel partners in a meaningful and relevant way. GayTravel.com maintains the #1 organic search result on Google, Yahoo! and Bing for “gay travel.”  GayTravel, along with their GayTravel Celebrity Gurus, has the largest social media following of any LGBT travel company.  The US Department of State has sought GayTravel’s feedback in developing safe protocols for LGBT travelers abroad.  GayTravel has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Smart Money Magazine.

For more information about GayTravel, please visit: www.gaytravel.com

Media & Press Inquiries:

Victoria Prisco
victoria@gaytravel.com
1-800-Gay-Trav (ext 709)​

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