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."
A complete list of this year's categories and winners are listed alphabetically below:
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 http://www.gaytravel.com/gay-friendly-hotels/the-candleberry-inn-on-cape-cod
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
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
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
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