Gay Travel Awards reveals 2019 winners

2019 Gay Travel Awards logo

23 categories of LGBTQ inclusive and accepting businesses

The winners of the 2019 Gay Travel Awards℠ were released today. The awards recognize and promote select LGBTQ-welcoming properties, events, destinations, and travel-related companies around the world.

The winners lead by example and help to inspire other companies and brands to follow their spirit of inclusiveness and acceptance. This year, 23 were selected from hundreds of nominees. “The Gay Travel Awards support and promote LGBTQ+ travel and tourism by identifying and rewarding select organizations which exemplify a spirit of inclusiveness, superb customer service, and hospitality excellence,” said Charlie Rounds, editor of

This year’s Gay Travel Award sponsors were Andrew Christian and MËNAJI Advanced Men’s Skin Care. The complete list of this year’s categories and winners are:

  • Airline – Southwest Airlines
  • Bed & Breakfast / Inn – Inn on the Alameda (Santa Fe, N.M.)
  • Car Rental – Advantage Rent a Car
  • Cruise Line – Disney Cruise Line
  • Destination – Banff and Lake Louise, Canada
  • Event – Gay Wine Weekend (Sonoma, CA)
  • Hidden Gem – Kahanda Kanda (Sri Lanka)
  • Hotel, Bar – Fifty Mils, Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
  • Hotel, Beach Resort – The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • Hotel, Boutique – XV Beacon (Boston)
  • Hotel, Business – Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina​
  • Hotel, Casino – San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
  • Hotel, City – The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
  • Hotel, Family – Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress (Orlando, Fla.)
  • Hotel, Golf – Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort (Mexico), and the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa (Palm Springs, Calif.)
  • Hotel, Honeymoon – Sri panwa, Phuket (Thailand)
  • Hotel, Luxury – The St. Regis, Mexico City
  • Hotel, Pride – The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)
  • Hotel, Spa & Wellness – Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve (Puerto Rico)
  • Hotel, Wedding – South Seas Island Resort (Captiva Island, Fla.)
  • Pride – NYC Pride
  • Tour Operator – HE Travel

“The mission of the Gay Travel Awards is to recognize and promote select destinations and travel-related companies around the globe. The organizations above lead by example and help to inspire and challenge other companies and brands to follow their spirit of inclusiveness as well as to constantly improve their amenities and service levels for the LGBTQ+ Community.”

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