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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.


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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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