Gay Travel Award Winners Announced

Gay Travel Award Winners

The public has spoken and the Gay Travel Awards have announced the winners of their annual poll which seeks to find the best in LGBTQ travel. From airlines to car rentals to friendly destinations, the Gay Travel Awards are a resource for those who demand inclusion in their destination plans.

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.”

From domestic to international goals, the list below is the result of votes gathered from people who visited the Gay Travel Awards website over the past few months and selected their favorite, "destinations, properties, events, influencers, and other organizations that exemplify a spirit of inclusiveness and hospitality excellence."

The awards have been given out annually for the past six years. Congratulations to the winners and here's to hoping that safe travel gets back to normal in 2022.

The winners:

AIRLINE

Delta Airlines, Atlanta, Georgia

BED & BREAKFAST/ INN

Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Alberta, Canada

CAR RENTAL

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, St. Louis, Missouri

DESTINATION, BEACH

Aruba, Lesser Antilles, Caribbean

DESTINATION, CITY (US)

San Francisco, California

DESTINATION, CITY (NON-US)

Barcelona, Spain

DESTINATION, FAMILY

Oahu, Hawaii

DESTINATION, ISLAND

Puerto Rico, Caribbean

DESTINATION, MOUNTAIN

Banff & Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

DESTINATION, NATURE

Costa Rica, Central America

DESTINATION, WEDDING

Kauai, Hawaii

FAN-FAVORITE

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts

GAY TRAVEL INFLUENCERS

@michaelandmatt

Michael and Matt holding each other on a rock.Michael and Matt Travel Influencers

HOTEL, BEACH

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

HOTEL, BEST VALUE

AC Hotel, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

HOTEL, BOUTIQUE

Moxy NYC Chelsea, New York

HOTEL, CASINO

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

HOTEL, FAMILY

Orlando World Center Marriott, Florida

water park fountains in a shallow pool with a hotel in the background.Best Hotels to Stay

HOTEL, GOLF

Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, Playa Herradura, Costa Rica

HOTEL, HONEYMOON

Saii Lagoon Maldives, Maldives Islands

HOTEL, LGBTQ+ SCENE

Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa, Florida

HOTEL, LUXURY

Zadún, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, San José del Cabo, Mexico

HOTEL, MOUNTAIN

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

two men in a vineyard holding a glass of wine, holding hands, and looking into each others eyes.Best Getaways

HOTEL, TROPICAL HIDEAWAY

The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands

HOTEL, WEDDING

W Punta de Mita, Mexico

LODGE/RANCH

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, California

PRIDE (NON US)

Pride Amsterdam, Netherlands

PRIDE (US)

Pride Northwest, Portland, Oregon

TOUR OPERATOR

Voyemo, Worldwide

three men sitting on white poles staring out into the ocean.

Visit GayTravel.com for information and inspiration on planning your next trip.

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