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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
As ecotourism and responsible travel become more popular, destinations look for ways to promote their rural and natural areas and preserve local ways of life. Agritourism — staying in farms or rural houses — is perfect for family travel, offering a chance for children to meet and interact with local people. It is not only a highly sustainable form of tourism, but also a more relaxing vacation compared to trips trudging through cities with children in tow.
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Australian adventure travel company Aurora Expeditions announced its partnership with Australian-based education platform UpSchool on an Arctic education program, perfect for family travelers. The 10-week course explores the importance of the Arctic region. The program encourages children to create a plan for how their community can contribute to positive environmental change.