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LGBTQ+-Owned Travel Businesses

by Angelique Platas

Jun 17, 2020

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While preparing to step back into the world of travel, LGBTQ+ couples and singles can rely on these community-owned and -operated travel companies to help make their vacation dreams a reality.


Zoom Vacations
A trusted name for LGBTQ+ travel since 2002, Zoom Vacations can suggest, plan and facilitate an incredible vacation, anywhere from South Africa and Egypt to Israel, the Maldives, Norway, Thailand, China, Laos and Peru, to name a few. Whether a private event, independent vacation or group travel experience, Zoom Vacations can help.


Olivia Lesbian Travel
Founded by Judy Dlugacz, the record label creator (Olivia Records) combined her passions for music and travel into one LGBTQ+-focused vacation provider, Olivia Lesbian Travel. Guests sail on luxury getaways, enjoy group travels with like-minded vacationers or celebrate sisterhood.


Detours Travel
With a team of travel and adventure experts as your guide, Detours Travel provides incredible experiences in unbelievable destinations, by and for gay travelers. Spend 12 days immersed in wildlife, adventure experiences in the  rainforests of Costa Rica, or spend a day floating in the Dead Sea on an eight-day trip to Israel.


OUTstanding Travel
Spend your days soaking up the sun, culture and cuisine of the Mediterranean with OUTstanding Travel. Offering primarily Mediterranean experiences for gay travelers, guests can sign up for can’t miss group tours to Tel Aviv Pride 2021 or a music festival in Greece. Or, trips can be completely customized.


HE Travel
HE Travel caters to all walks of the LGBTQ+ community. With destinations spanning sea to shining sea, HE Travel takes guests everywhere, from 10-day cruises of the Antarctic Peninsula to expertly curated wine-tasting tours through New Zealand.


Founded by an LGBTQ+ couple from Australia, TropOut is a travel agency offering everything the modern couple could look for, including beachside parties, private yacht excursions, cultural experiences and incredible group trips — they’re heading to Phuket, Thailand. next year.


Oscar Wilde Tours
When you want a little more history, culture and refinement in your vacation, Oscar Wilde Tours can help. With tours dedicated to Gay Gods and Heroes in Europe (combining itineraries in Greece and Italy) and LGBTQ+ tours dedicated to history and exploration in New York and Boston, singles, couples and groups have their pick of fun and interesting excursions.


For even more options, check out Purple Dragon tours through Asia; the colorful world of Toto Tours; the cruising expertise of RSVP Vacations; and the diverse, adventurous world of Out Adventures.


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Bridgerton at Brazillian Court

Have you binge-watched one of Netflix’s hottest new shows, Bridgerton? If you have, you’re probably absolutely obsessed and can’t wait for season two to be released. A new experience from The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, just launched, inspired by this period drama, and fans can get their Bridgertonfix before the next season comes.

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Celebrate with Your Squad at Kimpton Schofield

Say “Yaas Queen” at Cleveland, Ohio’s, Kimpton Schofield Hotel. Celebrate with your squad in the hotel’s three-bedroom penthouse on the 14thfloor. The promotion welcomes a change of environment and allows you and your best friends a chance to stay in one of the most unique spaces in all of Cleveland.

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Under $100: Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia, is full of cultural attractions, historic landmarks and outdoor activities. With its close proximity to Washington, D.C., Alexandria is a great city to see on its own or if you’re visiting our nation’s capital. There are plenty of things to do for less than $100 a day.

North America
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New Non-Smoking, Gambling Hotel Comes to Las Vegas

While many people visit Las Vegas to gamble, some go to watch the shows or explore the Strip and surrounding attractions. Almost all of the hotels in Vegas feature an expansive casino with plenty of tables, slot machines and other games. Along with gambling, most of the casinos also allow players to smoke in the casinos. A new Las Vegas resort is about to change the scene.

North America
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h2hotel Relaunches Living Room Styling Amenity for Plant Lovers

The sustainably chic h2hotel in Healdsburg, California, relaunched its Living Room styling amenity that allows guests to decorate a suite with a variety of plants from Dragonfly Floral, an organic flower farm and full-service florist. Upon check-out, guests can choose to purchase any of the in-room plants. The offer is available year-round and starts at $150.

North America
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WhyHotel’s Newest Pop-Up: AMLI Midtown Miami

As companies worldwide decided to close office doors for good and allow employees to work remotely full time, travel-spirited people are eager to home hop and work from new, exciting locations. WhyHotel provides the flexibility of an extended stay without feeling like you live in a hotel, but instead in a comfortable home. The newly announced, pop-up in Miami, Florida, is sure to be a top stay for the modern digital nomad.