GayTravel.com has revealed its list of official 2022 winners for its Gay Travel Awards.
The goal of the awards is to support and promote LGBTQ+ travel and tourism by identifying and rewarding select destinations, properties, events, influencers, and other organizations that exemplify a spirit of inclusiveness and hospitality excellence. These distinguished winners lead by example and inspire other inclusive companies and brands.
Identifying these queer-inclusive places is so important for LGBTQ+ consumers since, unfortunately, we still have to take our security into account when planning our travel. These awards, if anything, provide a signifier that members of our community have vetted these destinations and properties for us, providing peace of mind when making a reservation. This is especially important as travel continues to boom in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.
GayTravel founder Steve Rohrlick said: “Once again, this year has been a challenging one for travelers. With the pandemic ebbing and flowing across the globe and the uncertainty related to the latest variants, 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.”
Below is a partial list of winners of the 2022 Gay Travel Award Winners:
Virgin Atlantic Airways
DESTINATION, CITY (NON-US)
Mexico City, Mexico
DESTINATION, CITY (US)
Costa Rica | Central America
GAY TRAVEL INFLUENCERS, COUPLES
Lez See The World | @lezseetheworld
GAY TRAVEL INFLUENCERS, SOLO TRAVELER
Zoe Stoller | @zoestoller
The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa |Costa Rica
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort | Puerto Rico
The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort | Mexico
HOTEL, LGBTQ+ SCENE
INNSIDE New York NoMad
Rosewood Mayakoba |Mexico
The Lodge at Spruce Peak | Stowe, VT
See the complete list of winners for The Gay Travel Awards here.