(619) 505-5555

Worldwide 2016 'Gay Travel' award winners revealed

Worldwide 2016 Gay Travel award winners revealed
Photo credit:

GayTravel.com — a trusted resource for LGBT travelers across the globe — announces 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.

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 

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